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So, not a whole lot going on right now. I lured 2 folks over to the dark side Sunday - a 7 year old at church has been begging to learn to knit, so I hauled up a set of 8s and some worsted wool for her...when I left, she was happily knitting away, pleased as punch.

Then, I coaxed my mother over...bwahahahahahahahahahaha. She had knit before, but forgot a bit. She's cheerily knitting along, now. And today? I have aquired a new padawan - she'll be learning at the Bedford Games. :g:

Daycare lady has also expressed a desire to learn knitting...and possibly weaving. My dark plan for world domination and a sheep for everyone is coming along nicely. :snerk:

Did not tackle the CSM last night...my loom was singing her siren song, and I had to answer it. I'm already sick of this warp..20 yards is an awful lot from this side of it (I've woven off maybe 3 yards. :sigh:) I want to start on my shirt fabric! (/whine) Purple warp with occasional green (narrow) stripes/variegated purple/green/electric blue weft. Should be nice, and I am excited with this idea.

My padawan sold my corset, and I'll be getting the funds at Bedford. I've already started getting my wish-list together - I need some more 8/2 cotton, and I want to restock my wool stash. (Like I *need* any more wool...)

Now, a question: Can anyone help me figure out how to re-size pictures for iconage? I can shrink them down to 100 x 100...but I can't get the stupid files to compress. I've got some pics of the CSM, Finn, yarn samples....and I'd like them to become icons. :sigh: My blonde-ness is showing again.
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Date:September 21st, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)

Free photo editor

There's a list here: http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/imageediting/tp/freephotoedw.htm

Those may be more powerful than you want, but they'll do the job splendidly.

I don't know what software you may be using now, but if you can resize the photo to 100x100, make sure the dpi (or pixels per inch) setting is 72. That should make your pic nice and small!
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Free photo editor

Oooh - I went with PhotoPlus (it was the fastest to download *g*) and it works great! Thanks!!

Now, to go to work filling up my icon space....I still have room for 60 or so....*eg*
Date:September 21st, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)


you can try opening in Paint and then shrinking it that way.
got image
streatch and scew and then keep entering by whatever you want to decrease by. I normally do 50 percent for length and higth and then save and see what size the file is.
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Date:September 22nd, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)

Re: iconage

I've done that - numerous times - and the files are still over 60K. I've even tried saving them as .bmp, then re-saving them as .jpg, and the files are *still* too big.

I'm still playing around with it, though.
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