Tuesday, March 4, 2008

THANK YOU (and have some cake!)

4 illustrations, click any illustration to enlarge
Dear Readers:

TECHknitting has recently passed some milestones, so it's time to take a little break from all the TECH-nical stuff to thank you all. The Bloglines readership recently passed the 1000 count, readership on other rss-feed services is booming also, Ravelers voted TECHknitting the "most educational blog," and a round dozen bloggers awarded TECHknitting the "you make my day award." So, THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH for your votes, your support and all the awards! And ...


Here's some luscious frosting:

Close up of the inscription:
One more look:
Many thanks again, dear readers.

--TECHknitter (You have been reading TECHknitting on "Have some cake!")


Blogger Robin said...


March 4, 2008 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

That is so neat!

March 4, 2008 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger AliceBknitN said...

This is the best cake EVER.

March 4, 2008 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic!!!

March 4, 2008 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger ponka said...

Oooh, I need to make one of those in chocolate!

March 4, 2008 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Cynthia A. said...

You had me fooled there for a moment ;)


March 4, 2008 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous --Deb said...

You deserve it! Your blog is wonderfully informative. What's not to love? (And, gosh, I didn't know that you baked!)

March 4, 2008 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Alwen said...

Now that's my kind of cake. Wow.

March 4, 2008 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Vaedri said...

That's an incredible cake! And congratulations! All your kudos are well-deserved!

March 4, 2008 at 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for creating an exceptional blog! I look forward to every post and the information you provide has improved my skills by leaps and bounds. Thanks!!! Keep up the great work!

March 4, 2008 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

You are very welcome...thank you so very much for all that I have learned from you.


March 4, 2008 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

No, thank you for being such an amazing resource!

March 4, 2008 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

What a clever little cake! Congratulations on your milestones and awards. You definitely are one of my favorite knitting resources.

March 4, 2008 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

March 4, 2008 at 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Since I found your blog, I feel reborn as a knitter. It's ingenious! There seems no end to clever tips. I'm also an illustrator, and I admire your informative illustrations. Thank you for letting us share your knowledge!

Aase from Sweden

PS Beautiful cake!

March 5, 2008 at 2:49 AM  
Blogger Ginger said...

You did a great job! Mum and us enjoyed checking out your Blog and we always learn something new!

March 5, 2008 at 4:35 AM  
Blogger Leanne said...

You're most welcome!

I'm a new subscriber. I just discovered your blog when you won the Ravelry award, and I can't believe I didn't know about you sooner.

That cake rocks!

March 5, 2008 at 5:47 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I've got the courage to alter patterns now all because of your suggestions for making knitted garments that much better. Thank you TechKnitter! BTW, love the cake :)

March 5, 2008 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

I'm new to knitting and I can't tell you how much this site has inspired me.

March 5, 2008 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger smittenknitten said...

Thank you for all your great tips and tricks. Your blog helps me improve my knitting every time I read :) Beautiful cake!

March 5, 2008 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger |chee-uh| said...

You deserve it!

March 5, 2008 at 1:13 PM  
OpenID mtmom said...

Woah! Amazing cake!

And loads of congrats on the recognition you've been receiving -- the fruit of *worthy* labor on your part! Enjoy!

March 5, 2008 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Dixie Ipsit said...

You're such a big help to so many knitters! How did you get so smart?

March 6, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger The Bullknitter said...

At first glance, that cake had me salivating. Now I'm just in awe. You deserve the award 1000 times over.

March 6, 2008 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Little Old Liz said...

Without a doubt, you are Knitting Genius.
One question: Did you tat the lace runner underneath the cake? It's fabulous, too.

March 7, 2008 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger --TECHknitter said...

Hi Little Old Liz: If I could tat like that THEN I'd be a genius. Sadly, my tatting always comes out all knotted up. I bought that runner and its sister at a state fair, of all places!

March 7, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger KSee said...


March 8, 2008 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger beverlyanne said...

Congratulations! You and your blog are beyond great.

March 8, 2008 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger MELINDA Z said...

Does anyone have the directions for HAVE SOME CAKE?

March 9, 2008 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger --TECHknitter said...

Hi Melinda Z: The cake is knitted from Patton's Grace mercerized cotton, held double. The cake was started in the middle. The rate of increase is one increase, every other row, at 8 evenly placed spots around the edge (this is the default for any flat circle). The top edge is defined by a line of yarn overs, into which are afterwards woven I-cord. The holes on the side are also yarn overs, and the bottom is trimmed out with a very long I-cord, crocheted into a chain. The top decorations are also I-cord.

March 9, 2008 at 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that this has been suggested before, but I think that you really ought to consider taking your information and compiling it into a book. Your instructions are so clear it really should be saved for posterity. In case you ever decide to go that direction, here is a link to a product that turns a blog into a book. www.blurb.com. I know nothing about this company, but ran across it and just wanted to let you know about it as a possible resource. Thanks again for your incredible work on this blog.

March 12, 2008 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger C said...

Congratulations! It's well-deserved!

March 13, 2008 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger pearl said...

thank you!!! You're so very helpful, kind and generous and you give us cake, too.

March 23, 2008 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger A said...

Thank you so much for this site.. You have been an enormous help!!!!!!

August 14, 2008 at 3:36 AM  
Blogger peepla said...

Yummy, what a great cake! I'm gonna need the recipe for that!

January 2, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

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