Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Summer vacation, SEE YOU IN THE FALL

SUMMER VACATION

It's summer vacation time around chezTECH. As has been usual for the past few summers, the blog remains on line, complete with indexes, but no new posts are put up for a couple of months.

The garden calls and I must answer.

* * *
PREVIEW: FALL 2012

Summer flits by so very fast, and before you know it, TECHknitting blog will be posting new material!  For fall 2012, I've planned:
  • a pattern for sale--men's socks featuring dyeing, a chart-chart adapted for color knitting and a wicked undercover alter-ego;
  • a new technique booklet for sale: a fabric on the border between knitting and weaving (amazing color combinations are possible, fabulous scarves are within easy reach) and 
  • a pair of mittens coming out in a nationally distributed print magazine: uber-warm and lined a whole new way.  
As for the blog, we'll start with a unit on picking up stitches: new tricks to avoid puckers and jagged edges, as well as other tricks to make picked-up stitches lie smooth and professional-looking, whether along a horizontal or sloped or curved edge. Cables and further information about smoothly installing zippers are also on the horizon, so stay tuned.

* * *

Take care until next fall! Enjoy the summer weather!  --TK

21 comments :

derzafanistori said...

Have a great summer :)

Suzanne said...

Have a great summer! Happy gardening.

Suzy Lee said...

Wow! I can't wait for the sock pattern! Also the new woven-and-knit fabric sounds amazing, I can't wait for that either. I wish I could go to Yarnover!! Unfortunately I can't make it to Minneapolis then. But I am so excited of the new posts on picking up stitches!! I don't know how I will be able to survive the summer until all of this comes out!!

Ness said...

Have a great summer!

Anonymous said...

Have a fantastic summer. I look forward to all those new posts in the fall. HanKnit

Cathy-Cate said...

I'll be at Yarnover! Unfortunately, not lucky enough to take one of your classes: I wanted to take about 20, but such was not to be, for some reason.

If I see you, I will definitely say hello, and of course thanks! Cathy (from La Crosse)

twinsetellen said...

See you in class on Saturday morning!

TECHknitter said...

Yesssssssss! Looking forward to meeting you in class, Twinsetellen!!

Barb said...

Enjoy your summer and thank you for all the information and help you have provided to us. We are so fortunate to benefit from your incredible knowledge, skill and especially your generousity.

TECHknitter said...

Hi Cathy-Cate--for some reason, your comment got stuck in comment-spam jail, sorry about that. Thanks, too, for your sentiment, I hope you had fun at Yarnover! I sure did.

staceyinchina said...

Seriously! Why do you not have a book?? I always come here for knitting tips.

Jenny said...

Have a great summer! And thank you, thank you, thank you, for your superb knitting site. The text and graphics are perfect!

Greta said...

Just found you after googling "purl decreases". What a clear, concise description. I can't wait to read the rest of your tips and techniques.

Thank you and have a wonderful summer!

linda said...

Thank you so much for your help. I refer to your blog at first hint of trouble. Thank you for making me a better knitter.

morganhausen said...

Hey there, just letting you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! You've saved me from my mistakes a million times.
The post is over here:
http://morganhausen.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/blogger-awards-installment-2/

TECHknitter said...

Hi Morganhausen: Thanks for the nomination. Best regards, TK

Unknown said...

Can't wait for the picking up stitches article. I KEEP on messing that up, even when using a smaller needle. It looks like I have small holes. So unsightly along a neck edge! Check out the technique in the pattern Nantucket Red http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nantucket-red
Some stitches are left on stitch holders, others you pick up....It's a MESS, I tell ya!

Peppercini said...

Is it fall yet???? Thank you for your work, looking forward to the new patterns!

Mike said...

The summer is over. I hope yours was awesome. Not much rain for me and tons of sunlight. Happy times.

LindaM said...

Glad you are back! (Also nice to know of another knitter who is also a gardener). I have a request for an upcoming blog post: How to fix a moth hole in a knitted garment. I've seen various approaches on the internet but would like to know you would approach this heartbreaking problem.

TECHknitter said...

Hi Linda--fixing moth holes depends a LOT where the holes are and what kind of damage thee is--each case differs. Do you have the original yarn to use in your fix/patch?