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Anna and Kazzee,

Terry will take care of that tomorrow.  Smile  We just got finished moving all of our sites to different servers, so it's taken all of his attention!

I posted two FREE crochet patterns 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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Hi, thanks for asking!  Smile

While I'm no technical expert, it sounds to me like your pattern is quite large.  The larger a pattern is, the more pages you'll have.  Also, the problem with downsizing something way down onto one or two pages is when you go to print it, it will be too small and difficult (and perhaps impossible) to read.  That's why, as you've noticed, PDFs are split into many pages, rather than placed on only 1 or 1-2 pages.

Offhand, I would say that if you want to generate a smaller pattern, perhaps try reducing the number of stitches.  The tradeoff there, however, is you may end up losing too much detail.  This is entirely dependent on the photo or artwork you're using.

Hope that helps!  Smile

Welcome Joan,
Happy to meet you. Smile

Traveling around does sound like loads of fun.

Hope to see you in conversations around the board.

Melanie,
I have no idea where the "standards" come from. What I do know is that if I wash and dry my dishes, a standard dish towel won't do the job. They're either too thin, too small, or both. Although these crocheted ones come out very thick and absorbent.

I hadn't planned on making the towel so large, it just kind of happened with me trying to stretch my yarn by adding the stripes. Undecided

Now that I've worked with the two different lines of cotton yarn a bit I have some observations I'd like to share.
The Caron Harvest something is a teensy bit thinner and has a teensy bit more "stretch" than the Sugar N Cream.
But the really big issue is that it pills badly when washed. Tongue Out Ugh, I wouldn't buy that one again on a bet! I got a good deal on it with a 50% off coupon, but that really doesn't make up for it in my mind.
Luckily this one was for my own kitchen, I would hate to give someone a gift like that.
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