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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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Line,

LOL, I was definitely kidding about human size...but doesn't that look like fun?!  Laughing

See, your boyfriend could play in that if you made it human size!  Laughing

Awww, thank you for the vote of confidence.  Kiss  It would be wonderful to make one for the cat!  Though I agree, it probably shouldn't collapse in the middle for a cat.  I'm not sure where to get the foam, but no worries...there are other materials available that would keep it open.

And it's definitely got to be much larger for a cat than a piggie.  Kiss

Then again, if she doesn't like it, I call fair game!  Laughing  Still want to curl up in that!  Kiss

Do you have any other piggie toys planned?  Kiss  Those are going to be two of the happiest piggies ever!  Kiss

Melanie,

Well cats are soooooo much easier to handle than a dog.. The cat just have to sit there, doing nothing, much like they do at home. This is how you show a cat: http://www.mainecoonbreedsociety.com/Images/moleybisdouble.JPG..

If you want a Husky one day, you will need to be patient.. Like... VERY patient.. They are tough to train properly. A lot of them will for example NEVER stop pulling in the leash when you walk it.. They WILL run if they get the chance, especially if they see something exiting.. Like a dear, or rabbit, or cat.... Or even another dog. Not all of them are good with other species. My dogs sister once chased, and killed a got, because the fence that normaly kept her in was torn apart in a storm. Her owner hadn't realised this, until she got a call from the police..

They are very fast, so if they get the chance they can, and properly will, chase down a deer just for the sport, and then kill it.. :s

They are not a cruel breed, they just have SO many instincts, just like an untrained dog for hunting. They simply can't control it.. And thats why you must always, with no exeptions, walk a husky with a leash..

Other than that, you'll need to be consistent in everything you say, you must never give up, and you must never show the husky your week sides.. It will remember.. So if you are firm in your training of it, you'll have the most wonderfull dog. Not everyone of them needs to run 10 miles a day to be happy, but the mental stimulation is very important, or else you will have a dog who runs on the walls... 

Faith,

Here's some information regarding the issue.

What's causing the problem:

Currently, all colors and color image processing in the PatternWizard use RGB colors.  A drawback of image processing with RGB colors is that changing image size also changes colors somewhat.  For example, I loaded a little 100x120 pixel image of Hello Kitty into Photoshop.




I then noted the RGB color numbers that make up the little leaf on the apple in the image.

Next, I reduced the image down to 99 pixels across (from 100).



There are changes in the image clarity and actual colors.  There are new RGB colors introduced.

This is all by simply reducing the image by 1 pixel in width.

Since the PatternWizard processes its colors in RGB, it is subject to the same issue.  By changing between stitch types (RAW vs Brick vs Loom), there are slight changes in the number of pixels that make up the image to keep it proportional.

One Solution:

The only solution right now is what it sounds like you've already done.  Use the manual colors option, enter the colors it first chose when you did it in RAW.  It may drop a few colors if the closest color in the new resized image (with the color shifts) is no longer needed.  So this is why it did not choose all the colors you manually entered.

Real Solution:

Yes, more work for me! Laughing There is another way of processing image colors that should solve this issue.  I tested it in Photoshop and the colors remained intact.  You might still lose the need for a bead color here and there but the color shifting does not happen.

I need to see if I can implement this in a new version of PatternWizard, how difficult it would be (whether this new feature would be implemented in the next version), and whether we would lose anything if I switched the whole program to this new method, or whether I would allow the user to choose.  Anyway, here I go getting technical.  I'll look at it over the next several days and see if it's something that could be implemented very soon.

Thanks for your question and we'll keep you informed.

Terry

Thank you again!  Smiley  I really like this...I like all of the different variations you showed, which gives a nice choice of the type of bobble one wants to make.  Smiley  There definitely is no one-size-fits-all in life, so why would there be in bobbles?  Wink

I also like your suggestions, especially the "bobbles as buttons."  That's very intriguing, and I think I may try that!  I seem to always need buttons and am forever looking for new ways of making them, rather than just buying them.  It's always hard to find the right button in the right size and color.  Either a button in the fabric store is too small or some color that doesn't match and really looks awful, sigh.

No little helper this time, huh?  Wink

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=
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