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José,

Great, glad you found something that works for you!  Kiss  And thank you for sending in a free pattern!  It may take a few days for approval, as we're working on our system software.  Smile

Gina,

Welcome!  Smile

So happy to hear crochet helps you through troubling times.  Kiss  And it's wonderful how you can sell and donate the beautiful things you make!  Kiss  I'm so sorry you have to go through the terrible part of it, the treatments and travel, because you're right...cancer sucks.  Cry  It's so important to have an outlet during such trying times, and crochet is an excellent one.  Charleen is definitely a gem for teaching you!  Kiss

Awww, Dumpling...what an adorable nickname...glad he loves it!  Kiss

Oh, goodness, a 67 pound boxer...she sounds so cuddly!  Kiss

You're not boring at all...so glad you decided to post!

Feel free to post pictures of your work sometime...so we can all drool!  Wink

Love and lots of positive thoughts right back to you!  Kiss

Philsmith,

Welcome!  Smile

It's so nice to hear about someone not just crocheting for such a long time, but also teaching the art of crochet...great job!

As for your font question, it's a bit difficult, because fonts aren't yet a part of the freePatternWizard (though we've been talking about them, as we've been asked about them a lot).

In the meantime, how about initially experimenting with fonts only?  If you can find a font that's solid enough, you should be able to put that together with your graphic of the school's mascot.  One thing I can recommend is using a font that's very basic.  Serifs probably won't work well, for instance.  Solid caps will likely work better than small letters (and from the way you describe it, capital letters sound as if they'll look better, anyway. Smile).

Do you have a graphics program?  If not, let me know and I can suggest two very powerful and completely free ones.  My suggestion is to find a basic and solid enough looking font and then use the font in a graphics program, save it out as a gif or a png, and definitely not a jpg, if you can help it, as colors of jpgs can get smudgy and terrible looking; it's really not a great format for graphics manipulation.  Frown

Hope the above information helps to give you a start on that!  Smile  Please let me know if anything is unclear or if my suggestions don't pan out for you.  Smile

How lovely that you're good with crochet cabling, especially enough to teach it to others.  Smile  That's not a very easy thing to do, and I know some crocheters who don't understand them at all.  (It took me a while, sweating for months over a large afghan with multiple crocheted cables!  Sure learned fast after that, though!)

Nicky,

Thank you for uploading more photos of Neave's patterns and finished pieces!  Smile  I did see (and drool over) the Ohana piece...those pieces are so flat in the pictures, but Neave's color choices make them come alive!  Can't wait to see the newest ones.  Smile

Hee hee, this sounds like a wall plaque some friends put up..."I'm the boss...and I have my wife's permission to say so."  Wink

Cookie,

I'm not sure where the names came from, and as far as the colors that aren't found, they've been discontinued, as DMC "cleans house" with colors here and there, bringing out new ones.

According to DMC, the correct names for the colors that still exist and what you've listed are:
326 V DK Rose
407 DK Desert Sand
415 Pearl Gray
420 DK Hazelnut Brown

As for which ones go from light to dark, I haven't seen any definitions beyond color names; DMC doesn't have any kind of list I've ever found defining colors from light to dark.  So I don't really know the answer to which colors are lighter and which are darker; you may have to simply eyeball it and pick the ones you think look lighter and darker.  Since you do have both brown-gray and silver-gray represented, they may be very close in shading and more a matter of opinion than an exact measurement of light/dark coloring.

Meanwhile, I'll have Terry (Support) remove those colors you mentioned that have been discontinued.  Smile
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