When I aimed toward sleep last night I really did intend on going to sleep. Instead, I lay awake a couple hours and finally just gave up trying, turned on the computer to see who else was awake at such an ungodly hour, and lo and behold my computer was telling me it was ready to upgrade to Windows 10!
It took a couple of hours but it managed to upgrade fairly smoothly. Mostly. 🙁
The ONE program that seems not to work is The GIMP, my image editor. I tried all the remedies and some other tech-smart people also tried. Nope. In spite of the claims online, GIMP 2.8.8 is not compatible with Windows 10. The GIMP is almost as perfect as you can get, on par with Adobe Photoshop or Corel PaintShopPro — GIMP will do 95% or more what the others do, but under the GNU License, it is free. I’ve been using The GIMP since around 2000, in various iterations and upgrades.
And now I am forlorn and bereft without one of my most essential working tools. After all, if I can’t produce decent pictures of my yarns, and format them for online posting in the right sizes, I’m in deep doo-doo.
I DO have some other, lesser tools available, and I do apologize for the lower quality images here, but I present to you the drying racks from last night’s dyeing. Each rack has been numbered so you can start claiming right away, just email me your request by the number shown above each hank.
Already Claimed: 273, 274, 275, 276, 278, 283, 286
First up is a rack of Primo Lace – 80% Merino/20% Silk, 1000 yards apiece, at $29.00 each.
And then we have 15 hanks of the European Style 8-ply sock yarn, 100% superwash Merino, about 420 yards apiece, for $25.00 each. (Because of my inability with numbers I originally priced these too low at $22.50.) Due to the unfamiliar photo editing software, I had to fiddle with the font size, and ended up going with 2 staggered rows of numbers. I should be fairly easy, as the numbers appear straight up from the hank they belong to, but if you have difficulty please just email me and I’ll help sort it out.
Note: #274 is the palest of pale greens, and it did accidentally get a tiny red mark on it. #273 and #275 are both 5-color gradients. Usually I’ll do a 2 color fade, or a simple dark-to-light fade, but this time I tried a different approach and was able to use 2 different colors to start and end, with graded changes in between. It’s a cool effect, so I’ll be perfecting the technique for my regular Phydlbitz and Lovely Sock yarns.
(And if you know anyone with an extra copy of the current version of Adobe Photoshop, I’d appreciate it.) 🙂