|Swap Coordinator:||Cakers (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||20|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 21, 2009|
|Date items must be sent by:||April 11, 2009|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Yes, this is a swap for the SOCK YARN SNOBS out there (we know who we are) who prefer higher quality sock yarns bought at Local Yarn Stores (LYS), for making socks that will last.
There is a lot of information here so be sure to read it carefully before you sign up.
This swap is intended for the types of yarns you buy at a Local Yarn Store...NOT the hobby stores like Michaelâ€™s or Joannâ€™s that carry for example, Red Heart, Lion Brand, Vannaâ€™s or other yarns that are not sold in LYSâ€™s.
Examples of LYS sock yarn:
-Lornaâ€™s Laces -Fleece Artist -Dream In Color -Noro -Yarn Pirate -Jitterbug -Claudia Hand Painted
This is not an all inclusive list, just a smattering of examples so you get the idea of what Iâ€™m talking about.
As clearly stated in the name of the swap, this is for YARN SNOBS, hence the very specific requirements. Feel free to set up your own swap if you prefer non-LYS yarns.
I hope I have been clear enough, if not, PM me and we can chat.
You will have one partner.
You will send one skein (two if theyâ€™re the smaller ones like Lornaâ€™s Laces, has to be enough to make a pair of socks) of Local Yarn Store sock yarn to make a pair of socks, either from your stash or you may purchase it, to your partner.
If the yarn is from your stash, you must include the ball band and it must be a full skein.
If youâ€™re a spinner and intend to send your own yarn, be sure to include the information on yardage, needle size recommended, expected guage, etc.
Please review your partnerâ€™s profile (and update your own) to find their color preferences â€“ if there arenâ€™t any preferences listed, then you may send whatever colorway you like.
Aim for a dollar value of at least $20. I know there are some LYSâ€™s that have fabulous sales on great yarn so if you get it for less, thatâ€™s cool. The point is to send some really nice, high quality LYS sock yarn to your partner. :-)
TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST:
Have a minimum of 20 rated swaps under your belt (not including email swaps, they do not count towards the 20 rated swaps, they must be snail mail swaps).
Have a rating of 4.90 or better and NO 1â€™s in the last 6 months. If you have one within that timeframe and you feel it was unjustified, pm me and weâ€™ll discuss it.
Be sure you do NOT send the hobby store sock yarns, the yarn should be from a Local Yarn Store as described above.
Thanks everyone! Have fun swapping!
p.s. This is International as yarn is very lightweight and postage should be reasonable.
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