Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Goodbye until September...

Dear Readers:

TECHknitting has come to that part of the year when summer travel shuts down the blog. This blog will be on summer vacation until the first week of September -- I am actually leaving the US for over a month, and will have no computer access during this time. (Guess I'll just have to knit -- darn!!)

Before the summer hiatus, however, TECHknitting will undergo its first real housecleaning since its founding. Between now and July 25, all the posts are to be re-examined, new links inserted where needed, and old links updated. Some illustrations will be replaced with corrected versions, and some nagging typos will be corrected. Also, all the indexes will be brought up to date.

If you subscribe to TECHknitting by way of an RSS feed (such as through Bloglines or Google Reader) you may see a flurry of activity that looks like lots of new posts, but this is just false signals being generated by re-posting corrected versions of previous entries. In other words, please ignore any "new post" messages: they are due to this upcoming period of maintenance. No new posts will be forthcoming until September.

Before we part ways for the rest of this summer, dear readers, I thank you for making TECHknitting a stop on your travels through the internet. We'll meet again in September, and when TECHknitting returns with new posts, the first topic will be PICKING UP STITCHES.

Have a good summer, and keep knitting!

P.S. One last thing: I will not be able to read comments, nor read or respond to e-mails at the TECHknitting@hotmail.com address between July 25 and September 7.



Blogger Bertha said...

We'll miss you! Also, picking up stitches is one of my most hated knitting tasks, so I am eagerly awaiting some tips to tackle it more successfully in September! Have a great trip!

July 8, 2008 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

The sad part is is that I could have used the help picking up stitches an hour ago. Ah well. Will wait patiently until September.

July 8, 2008 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger dropped stitch 3 said...

Enjoy your summer! Look forward to more downloading from your brain to ours in September :)

July 8, 2008 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger punkin said...

See you in September! Have a pleasant, relaxing, and fun vacation.

July 9, 2008 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Vaedri said...

Have a wonderful summer!

July 9, 2008 at 6:25 AM  
Anonymous Elly said...

Have a great break, and thank you for all the tutorials you write and illustrate brilliantly for us!

July 9, 2008 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger normanack said...

Enjoy, enjoy, and eagerly await your return. Thanks for all you do.

July 9, 2008 at 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Bobbi said...

Safe travels to you and yours!

July 9, 2008 at 7:12 AM  
Anonymous Kelli said...

Have fun on your travels. Stay safe. :)

July 9, 2008 at 7:58 AM  
Anonymous http://www.ravelry.com/people/nbgriz said...

Enjoy your vacation!

July 9, 2008 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Enjoy your vacation.

July 9, 2008 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger ellipsisknits said...

Thanks for the warning about the RSS

Thanks for the blog too!

Enjoy your vacation!

July 9, 2008 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Cathy-Cate said...

Thanks for all your housecleaning as well as your amazing body of work! And have a wonderful, awesome time!

July 9, 2008 at 9:22 PM  
OpenID kmkat said...

Enjoy your time off! See ya in September.

July 9, 2008 at 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a great summer!
Thank you for all that you have taught me.
Safe travels

July 10, 2008 at 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye for now, TK. Enjoy your vacation and take care.

- Susan

July 10, 2008 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger kibbles said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation! I just learned how to pick-up stitches and I'm not liking it at the moment. Can't wait to read your techniques for it. I'm sure it's tons better than what I'm doing! Take care!

July 11, 2008 at 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Hope your summer is great! You will be tremendously missed and your return, eagerly anticipated.

July 11, 2008 at 12:36 PM  
Anonymous fiberfool said...

I will miss you!
Have a great time wherever you are going. I'll meet you back here in September.

July 14, 2008 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger C said...

Have a good trip! I'm looking forward to finally learning a good way to pick up stitches!

July 15, 2008 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Who knew old posts needed to be housecleaned? Travel safely.

July 20, 2008 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger lababla said...

have nice holidays...
When you'll read this (no hurry), I was wondering if you posted about how to attach a zip to a jacket. The way I do tends to stretch the garment too much.Any tips on that ?
thanks for your great site, I am impressed by all the illustrations! well done.

July 23, 2008 at 5:15 AM  
Anonymous Ühltje said...

Have a great vacation and I'll probably be reading your blog way before september on the lookout for a logical explanation of something dificult knittingwise.

July 23, 2008 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Morenna said...

Auuuugh! I almost made it to the end of the hiatus before the withdrawal got to me. :-)

Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. Hope you've had a wonderful summer!

August 24, 2008 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Cassy said...

I've come across your blog a couple of times doing google searches for techniques. I really appreciate your detailed step by step format for the techniques you describe. I'm going to become a regular reader now. You're kind of like the Dear Abby of Knitting. :)

Hope your vacation was spectacular.

August 27, 2008 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Just discovered you... nice site! maybe i will be the first to welcome you back? :)

September 1, 2008 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Keiler said...

I love this blog! The information is presented superbly and the illustrations are fun to look at in addition to being super clear. So many current knitting & crochet books rely on photo illustrations now, and they fail to communicate effectively. You're helping us all improve our knitting. Many thanks!

September 5, 2008 at 8:48 AM  

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