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Hi Everyone;

First let me say that I LOVE this site!
Now for my question/problem:
I'm extremely dyslexic. Reading across a pattern (in my case 150 x 300) is very nearly impossible. I generally buy patterns that provide a word chart and, now that I've bought BeadTool4 (thinking it would be as good as stitchboard...NOT) I was looking forward to uploading photos, and doing the beading working from a wordchart. Well, the software I bought doesn't do nearly the excellent job of reproducing the colors in the original photo (it DOES provide a wordchart but thats not helping since the pattern itself is horrible!).

My question is this: Is there any way at all that Stitchboard can provide a word chart for my patterns? I don't have a lot of money at present, my business is in it's infancy but if donating will do the trick then I'll donate! Just tell me how much.

I'm so hoping you can provide word charts for people like me that are so dyslexic that reading patterns without a word chart is impossible....trying to do them is so frustrating I could pull my hair out!

I look forward to hearing from you and I'm waiting with hope that you can produce the word chart that will allow me to do my sister's baby in peyote stitch.

Thank you so much for listening.
Kimber Cole

I posted two FREE soap making books for Kindle for today...grab them before they're gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

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Ooh, a show dog!  Smile  Do you show her now?

I"m envisioning what your talking about doing with the sweatshirt, and I think it should work quite well. Smile  I think that will be cute.

I seem to get between 4 and 5 stitches per inch in. TKS as well, depending on hook size, so now we have a baseline to work from. Wink
What knitting needle size would you use to get the same?

When I worked in the hospital, I used hairspray to get ink out of my white lab coats.
Rubbing alcohol might work, too.

I don't think it gets any hotter here than an Iowa summer, although we do have a few more days a year of 100 degree temps. and it certainly doesn't get as hot as Az.

Humidity is worse than desert areas, yes. But not as bad as living near the Miss. river in summer.

In the winters up there, I used to think I would never be warm again Cry, and they last for sooooo long.

Here, I've been able to get fresh veggies from my garden in December!
The worst year since I've been here, we got our first freeze on Thanksgiving, but then it popped back up into the 80's. Smile

Snow is pretty to look at, for a day, if you don't have to go out.  Other than that, I'm with you on it.


Trust me, I've used the inline hooks, and at least with the steel ones, it's a lot harder to catch that thread.  Frown  When I used to do a lot of mini/amigurumi type stuff, I purposely switched to Boye in utter frustration.  The inline design didn't bother me quite as much with yarn...for some reason, that caught okay, but the thread was a totally different animal.

I was lucky enough to get a Boye set of steel hooks years ago, though I had to replace a size 0 hook because there was a size 6 in its place.  I guess the notations were too close to see when they were being packaged!  I made absolutely sure to replace Boye with Boye, and now I'm glad I did, because once I realized the inline design wasn't working out, I had a lovely Boye set to work with!

I never thought of that issue of beginners using the neck to make the stitches too tight.  It makes sense, though.  After all, beginners have no point of reference...we at least have had practice and know what not to do!

I'm pretty sure the double-ended hooks that were flooded were Susan Bates and were definitely inline.  Tongue Out  But nothing I can do to get them back again, anyway.  I'll have to keep my eyes open for the Boye double-ended hooks!
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