Okay, I’ve gotten most of the images where I want them, but I need to have your eyeballs, for a moment:
If you could go and look at the “Ignore” page and then come back and tell me what you think. Are the pictures generally too large? Should I make smaller thumbnails with an option to “click for larger”? Mind you some are already as large as they can go.
Also, these are generally most of the images of that shape. I also have images of full skeins, some were reskeined (mixed) and some twisted without reskeining so you can see the various colors better. I will be adding those down below the other pictures… or maybe mixing them in.
the goal is NOT to give colorway names. I want people to simply see what I’ve done in the past, and to ask for what they want, with liberty to modify … in fact, with strong encouragement to ask for whatever changes they’d like.
Many images are actually variations of what were standardized, so if someone picks “this” or “that” and I know it was a regular colorway, I already have an idea which way they want to go with it.
Each block will be NUMBERED, and the numbers will appear in the ordering boxes for selection. Also, the new ordering boxes have been set up for easy quantity selection, with discounts included for multiples of 2 or more.
Your feedback in the comments space below will be appreciated.
Wow… GG just showed me a picture of how the Patterns page looks on her screen — it’s all squinched up at the right side. The page looks quite fine and normal on my screen, but apparently everybody’s browser handles formatting code differently, so I need to make some adjustments… line by line editing the code.
This is how it appeared on GG’s monitor:
(if you’ve seen my political posts on Facebook, you know I do NOT lean that far to the right!)
and here is how it looks on my monitor:
I am also going to play later on (NOT this week, I’m sure) with fonts and other cosmetic things, but first I have to just make sure everything lands in the right place.
OH!!!! but hey, look at the pictures again…. y’member a while back I got new glasses, and I got the progressive lenses, instead of the visible-line trifocals. Well, these two pictures (which I deliberately edited) are sort of the effect of progressive lenses: as you point your nose at something and adjust your head up or down, eventually your eyeballs view the intended object through the required “sweet spot” of the lens that brings it into sharp focus. My Rx is quite strong, so my blurry parts are greater than someone who only need mild correction (without lenses I would be legally blind, I am so very near-sighted). The effect is not quite as dramatic as in the images above, but similar. It is annoying as hell as you become accustomed to it, but after a while, it’s not so bad. It’s only a problem when I look over my shoulder to see traffic behind me; can’t do it… my head won’t turn that far, so I have to pull to the side, stop and actually look before making a left turn.
Okay, back to (more) work! And if you see other issues with the layouts, feel free to comment below or wherever. OH! and if you want to capture a picture of what is showing on YOUR screen so I can really understand your perspective, just hit ALT+PrintScreen and save it into an image file to send me. If you hit just PrtScrn it will capture the entire screen, but if you use ALT+PrtScrn it will capture just the active window and not your game of solitaire or your boss’s confidential financials in the background! 🙂
As I start the day, and new week, I have a couple things on my To-Do list. Most importantly, of course, I have to post the page where you can order custom-dyed yarns. I mean, that’s my only income, so it’s stupid to not have that page up and ready, right?
I was surprised that the DNS numbers propagated throughout the Internet so quickly, and yesterday’s change-over caught me up short. But so far, I am liking it. I won’t try and explain routing and hubs and caches and mirrors, but I’m glad it all works so quickly.
I installed the Akismet package to eliminate spam comments — and boy-howdy, what a difference! I used to have several HUNDRED comments a day on the Knitterman blog, nearly all of it was junk. Now that the comments section is moved, most of the automatic comment-fillers haven’t found the new location, but I appreciate not having to deal with so much junk taking all my time. I love comments from real people, and my system is set up so that I have to approve comments from new people, but once a person has made a legitimate comment (proving they are real people and not bots) and I have once approved them, they can make future comments and those will appear immediately. Like, now that CB has made a comment, and it’s been approved, she can comment freely in the future.
Also, the new hosting package includes more extensive spam filtering for my email as well. YAYYY!!!
Anyway, time to eat some breakfast and get into the day. Lots to do and always lots to catch up on. Gotta make the money so things can move out of here and then I can buy even more yarn.
Okay, so I’m testing to see if (something that I did) will actually work. If it works, I will see this being automatically posted to a couple other places.
As long as I’m here, I might as well write something …. I threw 1-1/3 cups dry rice into the rice cooker with 3-1/3 cups of water, plus about 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables. Should come up most and yummy for supper. I hope.
By the way… if the think I am testing works, I will ultimately delete this post as it will have done its job.
I almost forgot — the Shorty McRippleton still needs to be adopted also! It was $65.00 over on the Etsy page (and you can certain use that link if you want to pay that much for it!), but if you email me today, you can have it for just $50.00 (+s/h).
Or you can purchase the pattern from the Patterns page (see link in the main bar above).