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Hi, thank you for letting me join.  I love crocheting as it helps me relax especially the undoing of a couple of hours work!Sealed  I've taught myself from online videos as I'm left handed and only been doing this for a couple of years.  I live in Norfolk, UK.  Tomorrow evening I'm going to my first meeting of the Dereham Crafters, I just hope they don't throw me out for now being good enough, lol.  Take care xx

Welcome! Smile
Lettering is difficult because the letters will have to be large enough (e.g., no tiny lines, not large as in size) to be visible as lettering when they're sent through the freePatternWizard. My best suggestion is to experiment using a graphics program, reducing the image so that 1 pixel = 1 stitch. In a later version of the software you'll have a bit more control over something like working with an alphabet, but as of now that's not available.
In particular, I'd look for a font that's not too fancy, that doesn't have whispy lines or curly embellishments, as those would tend to get lost unless your lettering was super thick. It should be fairly basic and solid. You may also want to stay away from serifs, as that would add thinner lines that would make it difficult to to turn into a 1 pixel = 1 stitch ratio.
Hope that helps! Smile

I know you can give a date on the C2C, but are you talking weeks or months? I would like to make this as a gift for Christmas

You're very welcome!  Smile

Wow, how cool that you like swatching!  Wish I did, LOL.  Wink

If you're more comfortable knitting, then I'd say that's the way to go.  It will probably make for a much more enjoyable project, too!

It definitely sounds like knitting will be better for this project, also for gauge and for sizing, as well as your level of enjoyment.

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Oh, yes, Photoshop 7!  The last remnants of the major standalone non-app programs.  Kiss  There's something to be said for the old way of doing things.  It's become a compartmentalized, app-driven world, and sometimes it's nice to go back to the old ways.  It's why I really like Paint Shop Pro, circa 1998.  It's like wearing a comfortable pair of old jeans!

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