Wow. Knotions is live!
It’s been quite a ride these past six months. I could never have imagined the fun I’d have, the people I’d meet, the challenges I’d face, and did I mention the fun I’d have?
I have quite a long list of people to thank, and I’m bound to forget some, but here goes.
Thank you Christy for your unending support, Michelle for your great emails, Kristy for listening to me jabber on about Knotions every Thursday, Liz K and Kathy (grumperina) for your thorough review and input, Jeff and the rest of the gang from EVI who have put up with an obsessed woman raving about how many knitters really use the web, the contributors (all of you who were crazy enough to submit to a new magazine), and the advertisers (who took a chance on something new).
And finally, a thank you of a whole other magnitude goes to Paul. He’s played just about every support role you can think of – chef, masseuse, landscaper, food shopper, lawn mower, web site reviewer, house cleaner, Isabella feeder, diet coke provider, laundry folder, apple martini maker, and well, you get the idea. If it wasn’t for Paul I’d be writing this in my laundry-day sweats craving a diet coke trying to mute out the meows of a hungry cat with an empty bottle of Advil on the desk. He may not have built this site but he did everything I needed so I could.
I’ve worked hard to make Knotions different. All of the patterns are print-friendly (just use the regular print button in your browser – no navigation, no ads), most images and charts are clickable so you can enlarge them, each issue comes with an RSS feed for errataso you can be automatically updated when we make any edits, and tags and site-wide search give you a variety of ways to search. There’s more in the works and if you have any suggestions, please take a moment to fill out the survey. The results from March’s survey guided many of the decisions for this first issue, so yes – your input really matters!
I hope you all enjoy it and love it as much as I do. And with that, I open the site up to you all.
August 4, 2008