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I want to say a HUGE thank you for your hard work on this amazing site!  I stumbled upon it while searching for knitting charts and fell quickly in love.  I am no means a designer and have a flat head from banging it on the wall in frustration.  With Stitchboard, I can upload an image and wham, a pattern!!!!!  I can never thank you enough and even more for keeping it free.  You rock!!!!

Thanks for that I look forward in anticipation to the page gridding.  Page size is great and if you use foolscape I am not sure of the size but it should eliminate the two or three lines on another page. That maybe eliminated too it you make the pattern allowances wider to  accommodate the few lines. Also I would love to see to be able to use 11 count aida as thats all I can see nowadays as I am loosing my sight to old age  I have made my pattern  17 pages  and now I just have to work out how to put together so it all flows.

you do great work here and I will be patient. Love the patternmaker and will be looking forward to the changes that you are making. Thank you.

Melanie,
I found the whole kit. Smile I bought it for the loupe and calipers, I do love the colored gems. Kiss

I do have my own sourdough recipe made with my homemade starter, but there is a frozen dough that's been around since I was a kid. It's called Rhodes, and comes in loaves or rolls, it's what my mother bought.
There are others nowadays, but I've never tried any of them.

You're right about the Q being so noticeable because of the size. For instance the K hook is only 0.5mm larger than the shaft.

We definitely need to get measurements on the other main brand. Do you have some of both brands to do test swatches with? I know I don't have any.

I have the results of the first yarn usage experiment;

To make a 7" x 7.5" swatch with the P hook took 25.7g of yarn, which translated to 141.75 feet.
The same size swatch with a K hook took 31.4g yarn, translated to 173.2 feet

That's a difference of 31.45  feet
So using a larger hook does use less yarn. Smile

Should I go on and make more swatches to compare with other sizes?

Also. I haven't quite finished compiling all the info from the different swatches into something that makes sense.
I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to take pictures, the ones made with the smaller sizes would have to be pinned down to get a pic, they just stay rolled up. Tongue Out

Scarlet,

Can't wait to see when you have photos, then!  Kiss  Though I doubt it's at all uninteresting...I personally could never find beads uninteresting, even if they're just tied into rings.  Smile

Melanie,
It's not your imagination, I have found the same issue with most brands of acrylic yarn and have come to the conclusion that it might be the way the fibers take in the different dye pigments.

I generally prefer to use brighter colors than the standard baby pastels, however my granddaughter loves the mint and turquoise.
When I was asking her about colors she kept saying "it's totally up to you, yellow would drive me crazy though" or "daddy says no purple, but it's up to you" Laughing.

I'm working the patterns out as I go, so I'll want feedback anyway, even if it turns out to be a wash Wink.
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