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Stash Socks - Brights

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Swap Coordinator:fireemtgirl (contact)
Swap categories: Knitting  Yarn 
Number of people in swap:20
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:April 10, 2007
Date items must be sent by:May 6, 2007
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Okay, I am a dedicated sock knitter and I am pretty sure that there are plenty other sock knitters out there. Who hasn't looked at your stash and wondered how it managed to keep growing? I do it every time I come home with more sock yarn. So let's all dig into our stashes and pull out one skien of sock yarn in a nice color and swap it. The yarn does not have to any particular color just bright. The yarn can be wool, cotton, bamboo, tencel, or any blend so long as it is sock yarn. There just has to be enough yarn in the skien to knit a pair of socks with so this might mean 2 skeins depending on the yarn.

If you have a favorite pattern, please feel free to include a note with the pattern name along with the yarn. Since the weather is starting to warm up in the Northern hemisphere, please be careful about any extras that you may want to include in the package.

This is an international swap so please be aware of shipping. If you have more than 2 no-sends or are new, please contact me first.

**Edited - I just extended the mailing date until after the first.

Discussion

Windchimes 03/30/2007 #

Mia, Would you be willing to move the send date to May 5th or so? A lot of us are on Social Security (I am widowed with a severly disabled on). It would make the postage so much easier to budget in, particularly since this is International. I love International swaps but I have to be careful with planning ahead for those shipments. I would love to do this swap with you as the hostess but without the change in send date, and with the other obligations, I am unsure if I could do it without that change. Just to the 5th would make all the dfference.

thanks for any consideration on this.

Adelle Tilton

fireemtgirl 03/31/2007 #

Adelle, that can be arranged.

Windchimes 04/ 1/2007 #

Bless your heart. I told my daughter about this one too - she just might join in too! Thank you so much! I am excited about this one.

user4010 04/ 2/2007 #

alright I'm in, I have just the yarn too :)

user5769 04/ 4/2007 #

Hi! I'm excited about this swap!! I have been knitting for about 30 years on and off but I've never been much of a sock knitter. Just recently I started knitting socks and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I have tried the patterns using two sets of circular needles and I have knitted several pairs with double pointed needles. i like both ways. I have heard that there are some patterns out there for socks just using two regular straight needles and also using one pair of circular needles. If you get my name (or even if you don't!) and you know where any of these patterns are, could you please let me know?? I'd really appreciate it! Thank you so so much!

KnitThis 04/ 8/2007 #

Yay! My first swap! I have just the skein of yarn to swap! I got it at the MD Sheep and Wool Festival last year and well... I got alot of stuff... Share the wealth!!! <3 Meg

arcticgirl64 04/11/2007 #

I prefer superwash if you have, as its strongest for knitting socks. If you dont have it, send what you have got. We use knitted socks 7-8 mths a year and I love making them.

user5769 04/11/2007 #

I am so sorry I was late. We were out of town for my daughter's Easter Break. They are out in the mail today!! Sandy

bethanne 04/12/2007 #

Hi Sandy - I got your name and I'll tell you what I know about other methods of knitting socks - I've recently seen a pattern that someone (http://savannahchik.com/) knit sideways but I don't recall where it's from. There is also the "magic loop" method of knitting on one circ, but I haven't done it yet. I believe there is a booklet out there on how to do it - you could check online on where to get it or maybe there is a tutorial out there. I'll get your yarn out this weekend!

user5769 04/12/2007 #

Thank you so much "E". I do happen to have the magic loop book but I guess I'm just too uncoordinated to understand it!! I have to have really simple instructions!! Have a great weekend. Sandy

michellelliott 04/18/2007 #

I'm new to sock knitting. I'm about to finish my second pair of socks and have started some baby socks. So, I have very little experience with sock yarn. I should be easy to please. I am!

user4010 04/19/2007 #

Lux2Night-

Your goods should be there soon... :)

Jensenaddict 04/20/2007 #

Dear Mia,

I sent out Lexy's parcel yesterday, it's hand dyed 75% wool 25% polyamid, wound into 2 balls.

Sandy, there's is a one straight needle sock on Knitty and one on Magknits, and I just knitted Elfine using magic loop.

user2638 04/27/2007 #

Else I just wanted to let you know I'm getting your package together and it's going to be ready to send out on Monday!!! Guinifer

arcticgirl64 04/27/2007 #

Thatss great Guinifer. Cant wait to rec it. Will let you know same minute it arrives here. I had a look in your blog, which was interesting. I added you to my favourites.Hope it`s ok. I love the green and white sock. Do you have a pattern to share?
Have a nice weekend. Else

KnitThis 04/28/2007 #

Hello NifferJJL! Just wanted to let you know I sent out your package today. <3

user2638 05/ 1/2007 #

Hey Else The green and white sock is from the Sock Madness competition, I'm not supposed to share the patterns until the designers decide whether or not they are going to sell them.

I mailed the package yesterday morning - she said 4-5 days. I hope you like it!

nifferjjl1980 05/ 1/2007 #

Knit or dye, I received it! Thanks so much for the Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. A color I'd never pick out which is why I'm doing this. I get stuck with the same rosie, pinks so thanks for adding a different color to my stash!!

arcticgirl64 05/ 3/2007 #

Will let you know when it arrives. I`m very excited. :)

I will not be able to rate till after 25th May as I`ll be in Japan from 12th.

Have a nice day.

Else

user4010 05/ 4/2007 #

Ghost Knitter, I got my yarn and stitch markers! Love the colors, thanks so much.

arcticgirl64 05/ 7/2007 #

Im stunned. Today I recieved the most wonderful packet from Guinifer. Ive no words to descibe my thought when I unwrapped all she had enclosed, except from the lovely sock yarn with the most beautiful color it was a beautiful box of green tea (I collect tea boxes :)), hand cream and cuticle cream which smells wondeful (have never seen that brand before), a pop up caddy, sweets (yummi, already had two :)), bamboo stitches and lovely sock pattern (will try it when I arrive from Japan). Everything was so well presented. You have really made my day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Windchimes 05/ 7/2007 #

Tux Chan - Your package is going out today! The deadline was on a Sunday so I was a bit stuck. :) I hope you enjoy! If you can, let me know when it arrives. I had fun doing this because I picked something that I would have liked to have had. :) Windchimes aka Adelle

Windchimes 05/11/2007 #

Oh I got a very special package today. It is great!! It is a sock weight self patterning yarn that is citrus colors plus some aqua and white. Now here is the cool part:

I was kicking around KnitPicks the other day and buying this and that for swaps and whatnot and wanted to buy some sock yarn for myself. But I just couldn't justify it. I mean, how could I possibly buy for myself when I was there present shopping? (It is just a hangup I have - raised that way)

So anyway....

I go to the mailbox today and guess what? The yarn I was going to buy for myself and didn't, was sitting there waiting for me. It was sent by the beautiful and charming Lizandjuan to me for this swap. So I got to eat my cake and have it too. :)

Thank you so much Liz!! I love it!!

KnitThis 05/15/2007 #

I have yet to recieve anything from ANGEL Susanna Anderson! I am so disappointed! This was the first swap I signed up for and I get burned!!! Irresponsible swappers should be banned after the first no send! Evil cheats!

kellep 05/19/2007 #

Sad to say..I have not received my yarn from Sandy yet :(

Maybe it got lost in the mail.

Hey Guinifer...hope you like your "bright" sock yarn.

fireemtgirl 05/21/2007 #

If there is anyone who has not received their package, please let me know. It looks like there are more than a few flakers. I will set up a private swap for all of us who were flaked on.

kellep 05/23/2007 #

Hi all, I think my partner Sandy has been ill - I read it on another swap she is in. So she's off the hook for not sending a package! Health is far more important than a ball of sock yarn :) I hope she is well soon! I would love to send out a package to someone who got "flaked". Send me an email and I'll put something together.

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