Thursday, August 19, 2010

A half-million LOTS and LOTS of views. Thank you, I am humbled

Today, TECHknitting reached a major milestone--a half-million LOTS and LOTS of views since inception. Thank you all so much for coming by. I am humbled by your patronage.

Edited 9-8-10 Actually...
Further investigation reveals that the number of page views is actually far higher than a half-million (something to do with what page/s the stat-counter counts). It is now estimated to be more than 1 million views, and maybe even more than 1.5 million?!? eep.

If it seems like things are winding down here at TECHknitting, don't believe it for a second. There are tons of projects taking place backstage here--mostly test knitting and development of patterns for small shaped things, such as gloves. Like the new Tulips buttonholes, some of these patterns have been in development for years and years, so a big push came on this summer to try and make some progress. And, of course, the series on style and body shape is "to be continued"--it's at a standstill now (too many other projects) but lots of new illustrations have already been done and these should come out this fall.

Also coming out this fall will be an article in Interweave Knits, winter edition, on how to install zippers with absolutely **no** sewing. It's all very hush-hush at the moment, but I'm hoping you'll like it--this new procedure will make zippered knitwear a breeze, instead of the sewing chore it presently is, and all will be revealed in due course.

So, thank you dear readers, for making TECHknitting a stop on your internet rounds and staying to visit for a while. We'll talk more soon.

Have a great rest-of-the-summer.

--TK

42 Comments:

Blogger Monstermønster said...

And THANK YOU! For very interesting lessons and illustrations. I really love your updates, taking knitting to a new level.

THANK YOU!

August 19, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Knitterliness said...

I'm sure that I'm not the only one who would jump to buy a book of your wonderful articles. Please consider publishing.

August 19, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Silver Spork said...

Can't wait to read about inserting a zipper without sewing, since I hate doing that so much that it's only happened once.

August 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Thank you! And you have me VERY curious for the zipper article now...

August 19, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Pandora's Box of FIber said...

I always look forward to your functional and informational posts, and love to read your articles!

Keep up the awesome work, as you are an inspiration!

August 19, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Congrats on the 500,000 views! That's great! Really looking forward to the zipper technique. I've never tried it but have read enough complaints about the difficulty that I'd vowed never to do it--I'm looking forward to changing that vow.

August 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger kmkat said...

Ohboyohboyohboy, a sewing-less zipper! I have never even considered knitting anything that required a zipper because of sewing it in. Even though I am a decent seamstress...

August 19, 2010 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Cheryl S. said...

A new-sew zipper? I am on the edge of my seat. That's the thing I hate most in sewing.

Congrats, and thank YOU!

August 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

If I was ever unsure whether I would be buying IK this winter, I know now. I never would have dreamed that inserting a zipper without sewing was possible, but I can't wait to learn how.

August 19, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
OpenID revknits said...

You are a treasure to the knitting community - congratulations on a milestone that is mighty impressive.

I'm thrilled to have a link to my blog from yours!

August 19, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger ZuzanaK said...

Thank you! I honestly think that we do not need any books when we have your blog!
Looking forward to more.

August 19, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Robynn said...

No-sew zips?! *boggles*

Can't wait to see that one.

August 19, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Zaneta said...

and thank you for your infinite wisdom and advice!! You have helped me in my knitting journey so much! :D

August 19, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

And a big THANK YOU back to you! I always look forward to what you have to say.

August 19, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Your knitting genius and excellent illustrations never cease to amaze me; thank-you so much for sharing it all with us! And although I don't subscribe to Knits, I will definitely have to buy that Winter issue, as zippers have put me off so far, but love cardigans

August 19, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Zippers!!!

August 19, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger adriene said...

Thanks for keeping on with such brilliant work!

August 19, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger homeschoolmom said...

i'm gonna have to get a copy of the winter issue for sure so i can learn how to put in a zipper without sewing! woohoo!

August 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Collette said...

A lovely tribute to all your work! Thanks for all that you do.

August 20, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Congratulations!! I love your site and recommend it to all my knitting friends. As EZ would say, knit on.

Angie

August 20, 2010 at 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great discovery you are! I found you mentioned on 100 best knitting blogs and have now spent two very happy hours on a very quick tour of your indexed posts. Needless to say, I've bookmarked your blog, and will tell my knitting group next meeting. Thanks so much for doing all this work. (Noni on Ravelry)

August 21, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger nopinkhere said...

Oooh! Can't wait to the zipper technique!

August 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Dixie Ipsit said...

Congratulations, Techknitter! You have raised the study and art of knitting to a new level. Thank you so much for your super-educational articles that, unlike You Tube videos, can actually be printed out for reference.

As a former Cheesehead, I salute you!

August 22, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Lexie said...

I cannot wait for a no sew zipper installment! I have a sweater finished execpt for the two full length zippers, I really hope I can use your technique for that. I have it whn my zipper doesn't lay flat!

August 23, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger gayle said...

I'm looking forward to that no-sew zipper! I've got a Rogue that I've been wearing sans zipper for the last 2 years. Have the zipper, but just haven't been able to face sewing it in...
And thank you for all your work! I always love to see what you're up to next.

August 24, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger C said...

Thank YOU and congratulations! This site has been such a great resource and I'm really looking forward to everything you've been working on!c

August 24, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Congratulations and thank you! Ooh, looking forward to the zipper article and, of course, more of your wonderful, informative posts.

August 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Handstrick Flair said...

Congratulations to your first half Million! :-) I'd like to thank you for your precious work and wonderfull and informative articles. Your experience and skills helped me out when I came to a halt in my process of learning. Looking forward to your comming posts.
Zipper without sewing? You are just amazing. Genious mind. Cant't wait to see how does this work...
All the best. Snjezana

August 27, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Gina J said...

I can't WAIT for the zipper instructions. Will it be available here, too?

August 28, 2010 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger TECHknitter said...

Hi Gina--the instructions will be posted on TECHknitting blog, but sadly, only after a year has passed--that's the deal for printed matter--the copyright will revert to me in one year from publication. However, if picking up the mag is not an option, perhaps you could scan the issue at your library?

Best, TK

August 29, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Michelle Marin said...

We may be reading your blogs, but you are the one who takes the time and effort into explaining all the knitterly mysteries we find oh so confusing! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU for creating and committing to this blog. You have been an immense help to me. Oh, and I cannot wait too learn how to attach a zipper without sewing. I've always been to shy to knit anything that involves a zipper, but perhaps I will after your article comes out. Can't wait!

September 2, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Forget the zippers - did you guys click on the 'Thank-you'? Holy cake! The piped icing is the best!

September 8, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
OpenID merrilymarylee said...

You are a wonderment!

If only you lived next door. . . !

September 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger svooozee said...

Thank you SO much for all the knitting "technicalities"! Ít´s very entertaining and very helpful. And if you are thinking about a book, you have already sold one ex!!

September 13, 2010 at 1:52 AM  
Blogger Mt. Mom said...

I listened yesterday to the interview you gave to Lara for Math4Knitters and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to more installments in your series on body shapes and fitting. Thanks for working so hard and sharing it all with us!! :D

September 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger WonderMike said...

OMG, zipper with no sewing. You could have bowled me over with some roving....

Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

September 22, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger mart said...

SO SO SO stoked about the zipper instructions. Can't wait!!

October 5, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Destiknit said...

Thank You! for your phenomenal tutorials!

October 12, 2010 at 1:35 AM  
Blogger sara said...

Hi TechKnitter, I have thoroughly enjoyed your teaching techniques, and illustrations. I have been test knitting for a designer on Ravelry, and she instructs to M1 at the beginning of a purl sequence of stitches, intending for the increase to be a purl stitch. I have scoured my knitting references, and your indexes, but have failed to find a way to make this invisible. Can you direct me to where you have included it in your blog? Thank you so much for your goal of knitting explanations. Sara Denbo

October 16, 2010 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger TECHknitter said...

Hi Sara--I don't believe I have ever covered increasing as a purl stitch, but I would think that lifting the bar (tail) between the two stitches below, twisting that bar, lifting the twist up on the left needle, and then purling the newly made twisted loop with the running yarn would get you where you want to go. Try it, and write back if it isn't working for you, and we'll try something else. --TK

October 16, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger sara said...

Thank you for your suggestion on the M1P. I was twisting it trying to make it invisible (which just looked like a twisted purl). The designer actually wanted a hole there, alongside a knitted leaf on a baby hat. So lift, don't twist, and purl it! I love your blog. Sara

October 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger loved1 said...

Hello! I just found your blog after doing a search on how to go about sewing in a lining for my knitting (I'm making mitts). The post I found had to do with toques, but I ended up finding one on handsewing in general. Very excited to read your blog!

Thank you :)
Alberta, Canada

November 19, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

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