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Astrid,

Hee hee, and completely agree with you!  Laughing

Hi - I wonder if you can help - I'm trying to create a pattern for crocheting a Union Jack single bedspread which is roughly 240 stitches wide and 350 long. I found an image of the Union Jack and resized it to 250 x 350 pixels but when I create the pattern it is creating a pattern with 450 rows. I've tried many times to create a pattern to my dimensions with various images of different sizes and have managed to create patterns with everything from 240 x 160 to 240 x 650 but can't get anywhere near 240 x 350 unless I stretch my original image out of proportion so that the Red Cross going horizontally is thicker than the vertical one - can you tell me where I'm going wrong - thanks.


I posted two* FREE knitting 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.)

Here's the circle (you must join to see posts):
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/groups/36435/crafty-bookworms/

* One is a two-book bundle, which means there are technically three knitting books offered for today!  Smile


Sherry,

It's very sad...that's why I feel it's so important to keep local merchants going...even though that one wasn't really terribly "local" to us, and that's why we didn't even know when they closed up, because we so rarely get out in that direction.  Cry

It's ridiculously expensive to have an actual store front.  Frown  The big box stores have an entire conglomerate behind them, so of course, they don't have as big of a problem, but mom & pop stores are becoming more rare.

We lost our only yarn store in the area a few years ago...so now either we have to drive at least half an hour out to get to another or buy online.  There isn't even a choice.  Frown

But this also is not surprising.  They can't compete with the big box stores, so many of the store fronts go empty instead.

We have all kinds of empty store spaces in our area, and stupidly, someone else built a new building in town for more stores, and thus far, it's gone empty.  No idea what they were thinking.  I'm guessing that unless they have a bunch of money, they're going to be seriously strapped for cash, because I don't see how anyone is going to go in there.

I posted two FREE beading 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.)

Here's the circle (you must join to see posts):
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/groups/36435/crafty-bookworms/

One of the books looks like it's stringing...it has video tutorials included.  The other book is in German, which I've posted because I've heard German books are pretty easy to follow, even if you don't speak or read German!  Smile

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