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Hi all from SE TN!
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jsrnazvile message #1
Hi all from SE TN!
February 22, 2016 at 11:21:56 PM
Hi all, I am a mom of 4. My oldest is 22 and in the Navy, then I have 15, 12, and 9 yr olds or 9th, 6th and 3rd grades!. I keep very busy during the day volunteering in the elementary school and then between indoor soccer, select soccer, outdoor soccer, school soccer, basketball, aau basketball, school basketball, track, everyday appointments and life, well, you get the picture:)! I say that to say this, I ALWAYS have a crochet project going and with me so I am not yelling and hollering at my kids during the games... they hate when I do that! 

I am really looking forward to this group and learning a lot! I consider myself to be very proficient at stitching but horrible at reading patterns unless they are written out:(. I want to make (or worst case buy) a bag to take with me, with at least 4 divisions or sections that will hold up to anything!!! 

My current project I'm experimenting with as I have never made my own pattern and never done anything requiring changing colors or yarn and this will require both!!! I want to make my daughter in the Navy a navy blue blanket with a large yellow gold anchor in the center and USN in red over the top of the anchor. I'd also like to have her last name in smaller letters on the bottom centered on the anchor. This is what I have and I need to make the USN slightly larger and the Vile slightly smaller but yet still readable in crochet.

If anyone can fix it so it doesn't look lopsidded size wise, meaning name is bigger than USN, or make the anchor bigger so the USN and name don't look out of proportion, if that makes sense, I'd greatly appreciate any and all help or input:)! Thank you in advance!!!

 I am new here and relatively new to crochet but not to cross stitch and other crafts:)! I'm a mom of 4, one in the Navy, 9th, 6th, 3rd grades. I keep very busy but ALWAYS have my crochet with me:)!!!

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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Hi all from SE TN!
February 23, 2016 at 2:28:52 AM  (in response to jsrnazvile message #1)
Welcome!  Smile

So glad you have crochet to do all the time, and how cool that it comes in so handy to keep the kids from getting upset with you for yelling too loud!  Wink

Graphs...I can sometimes lose my place.  With crochet symbols, I much prefer to have them all written out.

Are you going to design  your own bag?  Smile  I started designing one a while ago and plan to get back to it once I can find my notes!

I think your pattern looks perfect just the way it is!  IMO, your daughter's name should stand out.  Smile  I don't think anything looks out of proportion at all.

Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

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StitchMeKnot message #3
Hi all from SE TN!
February 23, 2016 at 7:00:24 AM  (in response to jsrnazvile message #1)

I would like to welcome you to the community as well!  Very nice to have more people to discuss, share and learn together with.

I am a Navy Veteran myself, so let me just say, that I'm sure your Navy daughter will *really* appreciate the blanket.  She will be the envy of all who see this blanket, imho.

I do agree with Melanie that your daughter's name should be larger than the USN, and I do not see anything out of proportion either. 

I think you've done a wonderful job designing this special blanket for your daughter.  I'm sure she will be very proud to have it.

Hope to see you around the boards!

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