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Mis-Matched Novelty Sock Swap

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Mis-Matched Novelty Sock Swap
Swap Coordinator:leashingfear (contact)
Swap categories: Clothing  Accessories 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 11, 2012
Date items must be sent by:September 18, 2012
Number of swap partners:2

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I almost never wear two of the same sock. So, for this swap, you will have two partners and will send them each three different single socks. :)


  1. All socks should be brand new. Since they're mis-matched, they most likely won't be in original packaging, but it should be obvious that they are new and never worn.

  2. The socks should be cute novelty socks, no plain jane here. They should have a fun pattern or cartoon characters, etc. on them. They should also be regular socks that you would wear with shoes. No slipper socks or fluffy around-the-house kind of socks.

  3. This is important. In the last sock swap I hosted, a couple of people didn't pay attention to this rule. The socks should be at least long enough to cover the ankle. "No-show" socks are not allowed. And your partner is certainly allowed to rate down if you ignore this or any of the rules, but I would hope she'd try to work it out with you first. :)

  4. This one is going to be US only, so the generic ladies 9-11 (one size fits all) size is what we'll be swapping.

  5. This is senders choice. You get what you get, so no rating down if you don't happen to love the patterns/colors you were sent.

I'm making this one US only, but if there's enough interest, I might make an international version as well. Post in the comments if you're interested. :)

No rating requirement here, but I will be checking profiles after sign-ups are over before I assign partners and will ban anyone I find sketchy. No 1's or 3's in the last six months. Newbies are welcome, but you must have completed and been rated positively for at least five type three swaps. So I guess more like "semi-newbies" are welcome. :)


Margothecat 09/ 3/2012 #

What a FUN swap! Unfortunately I have a very large and swollen foot, so I can't participate. 9-11 just won't fit. But I hope you all have a lot of fun with this swap!

Popcornikimppu1 09/ 3/2012 #

Sounds funny. Maybe I would someday join, if there is a international-one.

FiWebster 09/ 3/2012 #

Could you be more specific about type of sock than just "cover the ankle"? I have thick legs, so I can't wear knee socks—just anklets and bootie socks. (Bootie socks are the kind that do show and do cover the ankle, but they're shorter than ankle socks.) I would love to buy 3 new pairs of novelty bootie socks to split with my partner, but I don't want to receive 3 knee socks that I can't wear. And I don't want to get rated down because I sent bootie socks.

If you go to Sock Dreams and look under "Footies" you will see that some of what they call "footies" are "no show"—and therefore not allowed in this swap—but some of them are like short versions of anklets. It's the short versions of anklets that I'm calling bootie socks.

Dragon68 09/ 3/2012 #

There is a company (Little Miss Matched) that sells 3 single socks packaged together that are not the same but are the same colors or theme. I will be watching for now but thought I'd let everybody joining this swap know about littlemissmatched.com.

FiWebster 09/ 3/2012 #

That's a great suggestion, @Dragon68 so I'll go ahead and make Little Miss Matched into a link. But you have to be careful to check the size when you buy there, because some of their socks only come in a girl's (not women's 9-11) size.

Anybody else have a favorite place they shop for socks? To make a website linkable just type
[name of site] (URL)
but remove the space between the two.

candigirl 09/ 3/2012 #

Most shopping malls have a "Journeys" store (shoes and a few other things)...and they sell whole packs of mismatched sox in same color themes, but different patterns, etc. I think they have 6 pairs/pkg. Not sure if they have anklets, might be only no shows, but a good place to check.

FiWebster 09/ 3/2012 #

One of my favorite places: Ozone Socks —they're pricy, because they're mostly non-USA, but the quality is fabulous.

FiWebster 09/ 3/2012 #

Oops, try again: Ozone Socks

leashingfear 09/ 5/2012 #

@melusina Anything that covers the ankle or is longer is acceptable. On the sock dreams page here, the sock pictured under "footies" (brown w/red stripes) is fine, but I would say nothing shorter than that since that's just covering the ankle. Longer socks are fine also though, so your partner could wind up sending knee/calf/over-the-knee socks.

leashingfear 09/ 5/2012 #

I love Little Miss Matched. My parents get me some socks from them every year for the holidays. I just bought a couple pair of flip-flops from them this summer too. I've seen mis-matched packs at Goodwill before by some other brand. I don't know if it's typical of all Goodwill stores, but the one I go to most always has a bunch of brand new stuff along with the used that I guess is liquidation from other stores or something. Altiers Shoe Dept. stores always have single pair or three pair packs of fun socks that are pretty cheap.

FiWebster 09/ 5/2012 #

Thanks for answering my question, @leashing fear !

FiWebster 09/ 5/2012 #

The aforementioned Ozone Socks also lets you buy a single sock, for half the price. You just have to email them and tell them you lost one.

drgngirl 09/ 7/2012 #

I will be signing up for my daughter. When partners are assigned, please pm me for her name. She loves neon colors, funky and unusual socks and never wears a matched pair if she can help it.

mcovey 09/10/2012 #

I also would love to do this for my daughter she loves to wear mix matched socks and we bought some for her for school and I never match them I always let her do it we bought them at Walmart , but if you buy a neat pair and you can match them with the ones you recieve and will have mix matched ones --my daughter name is Stephanie and she wears the 9-11 in womens --thanks for a fun swap---we will start looking for neat and unusual socks to swap

ladonnatwinmom 09/11/2012 #

Gordman's carries them and sears had them recently also. My daughters love them! I'm signing up for my dau. I have 3 girls and all love bright colors, peace symbols. Toni loves frogs, Stasia Zebras and TOri Monkeys. You can look at my profile and choose who you want them to go to. Just put their name on the package.

ladonnatwinmom 09/11/2012 #

ANyone want to do a private swap also? Please pm me!

lildorothy 09/12/2012 #

i wear a size 7 1/2 shoe so a sock being 9-11 should be ok!!!

ladonnatwinmom 09/17/2012 #

So we send each person 3 socks or 6 socks?

Erica9 09/21/2012 #

sorry to my partners, i sent the socks but never hit sent... busy mommy moment. sorry again, hope you like the socks!!

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