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The pic of the Mollie flowers online was in the rose, I just snipped it, got rid of the background, and popped it in the original rug photo.  Did the same with the other round section.  That's why they are not white.  But I had thought to use only one color, but it depends where it will "live".  

It might be a wall hanging on the sunporch (will use lighter weight yarn if that is the case), or it will live on the family room floor (except when the Christmas tree/village is up - that's another story).  

Swatch of curtains (wip) below.  The side panels are up (not hemmed yet), but the 3 panel valance still has much work to go.  Thinking of short jabots between the valance panels and at the ends, and attached to the tiebacks at the wall as well.  

Thinking of lining the jabots in cranberry fabric with narrow strips of the botanical fabric sewn on top to create stripes.  The curtains are edged in cranberry cording, as well as both top/bottom of the curved tiebacks.

If there is fabric left over (bought this fabric years ago, so no chance of getting more), then I may do the rug in ivory yarn, but crochet from the botanical print the double or treble stitches in the two rounds inside of the outside round of popcorn, and perhaps the curved round before the edging.  Long time before this is finished.  You will have celebrated anniversaries in your new home.

Have also thought of snapping a photo of some section of the botanical print fabric (which I love), lightening it alot (it has to be pale), then using in your cross stitch program as a background for some picture.  Don't know what that cross stitch pic will be yet, but thought it would be neat. 

Congrats on this new chapter of your life.

Fun sharing with you.




Oooh, how exciting!  Question: does one have to be a husky owner to join?  Will they throw me out if I admit I do not have a husky and am just there for the wool (drool, drool)?

I think a rescue poodle would probably be better, then.  I'm definitely not going to show dogs or cats - ever - and therefore am best getting a rescue.  And if I can't find a poodle, really, does breed matter?  Honestly, it doesn't matter at all to me.  Kiss  As long as it's an older pet, well behaved, cat or dog (and dog would be dependent on my husband, too), and depending on where we end up moving to.  (Also not sure I can talk my husband into adopting a dog!)

For me it's all about helping needy animals.  Kiss  I have a feeling I'll really enjoy watching the dog shows...but showing a dog or cat myself isn't in the plans.  Smile


I completely understand why you got tired of fighting with the cable.  Frown  I was getting annoyed while working with the new circular needle, as that cable is so unwieldy and inflexible, but have not as of yet used the boiling trick.  Embarassed

Oooh, sounds like cricket time!  Laughing

It doesn't seem like the two so vastly different hooks would work up the same, does it?  It just looks like one would be larger than the other.

I worked with mostly SB "collection" started back when I worked in Manhattan, and my resource was Woolworth (isn't that a blast from the past?).  So apparently, they sold SB exclusively.  I didn't know anything about Boye until I read about the Needlemaster knitting needle set...and then I had to get one.  It was $125, ouch, very expensive, but I saved for months and bought it from a Manhattan yarn shop (probably paid a premium on that, as well as higher sales taxes!Surprised).  I really liked the kit (and was glad to see the price come down, at least, buying it from big box stores now, like Michaels).  But I still bought hooks and straight knitting needles from Woolworth, because their price was undoubtedly lower than the yarn shop.  (And it was closer...across from where I worked, where the yarn shop was a 15 minute walk if I really hustled.  15 minutes there, 15 minutes back, 15 minutes in the shop.)

Awww, thanks.  Kiss  I'm hoping I can get it worked out to where I like it, though it's definitely going to be different, because I see no other way to accomplish what's in my mind (and what's already been knit).


First, I'm wondering if you're talking about printing a pattern generated on the screen or from a .pdf?

Recently someone else had problems and questions regarding printing a pattern created on the screen.  I finally made a change to disable the "Print" button on screen-generated patterns if the pattern would not fit onto a single page due to differences in browsers and platforms (desktop/laptop, Android, iPhone, etc.)

As the PatternWizard is a continually evolving program, I'm always looking for input and suggestions.  That's why I'd like your input.

If you're creating a pattern on the screen and would like to print it onto a single page, that's definitely something that can be done.  (A couple weeks ago I tested exactly that.)  The reason I decided to simply disable the "Print" button on patterns that would not fit on a single page is that the larger the pattern, the smaller it printed.  I gave it a pattern slightly larger than would normally fit and it reduced it slightly.  In this case, it was usable.  Then I sent it a pattern with 150 stitches across.  It did a proper reduction in size to be sure it did fit on a single sheet, but the resulting printout was virtually unreadable since the individual stitches were so small.

Again, since I'm always looking for input, I ask you if this is what you're trying to accomplish... no matter how small the resulting pattern, always allow it to print onto a single page.

One other note: If I were to implement an "always allow screen printing onto a single page", we would often run into another issue, which would not be solvable.  Due to the inheritant characteristic of reducing graphic images, the resulting pattern might have distortion introduced since it would be dropping pixels to keep the pattern proportional.  This might introduce what's called "moiré interference", meaning there may be "interference lines" or non-existent lines on the printout.  This is the reason I didn't leave the "force onto a single page" function in there.

For example, here is a pattern with moiré interference:

So please let me know what you're trying to do and if you're talking about a screen-generated or .pdf pattern.



Thank you for taking the time and effort to work with my image. I understood some of what you were telling me and I played around with the image some more.  I got the whole thing down to 33 x98.  Then I tried to increase the 96 like you suggested but, it was way to big to turn into a bracelet, so I went smaller.  The final design came out to be 25 by 95 which is good I can take 8-10 rows out near the front of the images and I have to move the last letter I so it can be seen.  I think it will work.  I still look forward to hearing about the rest of your experiment, please let me know what else you come up with.

Thanks again


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