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Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap - International

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Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap - International
Swap Homepage:http://hogwarts-sock-kit-swap.blogspot.com/
Swap Coordinator:jeneanw (contact)
Swap categories: Knitting  Crafts  Sewing 
Number of people in swap:52
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:April 30, 2007
Date items must be sent by:June 21, 2007
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Welcome to the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap! I've recently jumped on the Hogwarts train and can't seem to get enough :) I've seen all the movies, but I've only just recently started reading and I'm up to book #3.

This is similar to the Hogwarts Sock Swap, but do not be confused. I missed sign-ups for the Sock Swap and haven't quite tackled knitting socks anyway, so I thought that I'd start a Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap.

This is NOT the main swap page. Please visit http://hogwarts-sock-kit-swap.blogspot.com/ for all current swap information.

For regular Swap-botters: This is a heavy swap for serious swappers. If you are looking for something light, this is not the swap for you!

This swap is 2 months long because some people will choose to knit their sock kit bags and they need time. This swap is also more expensive than some of the other swaps, so 2 months gives you time to plan and save up money.

NOTE: THIS IS MY FIRST TIME USING SWAP-BOT FOR A SWAP. I WILL TRY TO MATCH PEOPLE UP WITH OTHERS IN OR NEAR THEIR HOME COUNTRY IF POSSIBLE. IF I'M UNABLE TO WITH SWAP-BOT THEN THE PARTNERS YOU RECEIVE THROUGH HERE WILL HAVE TO BE IGNORED, AND I WILL MATCH EVERYONE UP MANUALLY.

You will be swapping a sock kit which will which should total an approximate $30 to $40 and include these items:

  1. A handmade (by you!) kit bag in your pals House colors- this can either be knitted or sewn, but you MUST make the bag!

  2. Sock yarn in your pals house colors

  3. A pair of new knitting needles

  4. A stitch marker in your pals house colors - handmade or purchased

  5. A sock pattern

You may feel free to add whatever little items that you choose to make your package special for your pal.

Musts: For this swap you must have a blog hosted anywhere (It does not have to be a Blogspot blog - my personal blog is a WordPress blog), and you must post in your blog four times a month - so that's 7 times during this swap. You also have to acknowledge in a blog post when you've received your package from your swap partner within 3 days of receiving it.

Before signing up for the swap you must be sorted into one of Hogwarts four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. You have to visit the main swap site for Sorting links.

Contests! Of course there will be House contests. To keep up with the House points I will need four prefects for each house, so be sure to let me know if you would like to volunteer for that position when you sign up. The prefects will keep totals for their house, be assigned pals to mentor, and will check on their blogs to make sure that they are posting Official Hogwarts business.

Signing up Sign ups will be closed after the swap reaches 150 participants. When that point is reached I will post a questionnaire which all participants must post on their blogs by May 1st.

To be included in the student roll at Hogwarts you MUST visit the main site in order to get sorted. Once you do that you can email me your name, blog address, and the House that you've been assigned to.

Discussion

Elcoeda 04/14/2007 #

The idea is awesome... but isn't it a bit harsh to demand that everyone have a blog ? I've had blogs in the past, but now I prefer to keep my writtings to myself... Anyone without a blog is rejected. It seems unfair to me...

BleakOptimism 04/14/2007 #

I have a blog but it isn't with blogspot :( Does that mean I can't join?

BleakOptimism 04/14/2007 #

2 months to comlete the swap??? That sounds a little long to me, you may want to re-word this or else I think that folks will be put off from joining.

jeneanw 04/14/2007 #

Thanks for suggesting the changes. They've been noted and added.

jeneanw 04/14/2007 #

Also, there are contests involved with this post and you need a blog in order to participate. Consider it your game piece that you need in order to play a board game.

glolinde 04/14/2007 #

Everyone is going to want to be in Gryffindor. Is there some test that someone can do so that everyone won't be all in Gryffindor? I know of one that we can put on our profiles.

jeneanw 04/14/2007 #

Grace, you have to visit the main swap site and you'll be able to find more information there. Everyone has to be sorted - they don't get to choose for themselves.

niecedenise 04/14/2007 #

Sounds like fun. But too confusing and expensive for me. Have fun everybody.

girlwithasword 04/14/2007 #

Awesome! I missed signups too, thanks for this chance for Hogwarts fun! :)

BleakOptimism 04/15/2007 #

Ok thanks for taking the suggestions on board, and making things a little clearer. I did the test, and was honest, and I am now a proud member of Hufflepuff, 3 different tests told me so :) struts her house badge This sounds like lots of fun and I will take the dive into the bigger international swaps

maltagirl 04/16/2007 #

hi all!

i would really love to know what house everyone has gotten sorted into??? Is it cool to post that info here? What about our blog addresses so we can see what we are all doing. It is a great way to build this into a tight knit on-line community.

I was sorted into Gryfindor on one site and slytherin on another....might go one more test to make the deciding blow. Not slytherin, not slytherin!

maltagirl

jeneanw 04/16/2007 #

Hey, maltagirl! Thanks for joining the swap. This is not the main swap page. It's only to sign people up and keep them honest :) The main swap page, which displays which house everyone is in, as well as other useful links, is located at http://www.hogwarts-sock-kit-swap.blogspot.com

When you upload the swap logo you will direct the image link to the blogspot page.

Make sure that you also send me your name, blog address, and the house that you've been sorted into, and I'll get you all registered on the site and in my database.

user2554 04/21/2007 #

I'm excited to join this swap...I'm popping back to the main site to email to get onto the links!

user6953 04/26/2007 #

Yay! I love Harry Potter. I am unnaturally obsessed. It's bad.......Yay. Im so excited!

user7888 04/29/2007 #

This swap is such a great idea! I can't wait! I am a Harry Potter FIEND!!! LOL! DebbieL

user7877 07/ 9/2007 #

I sent my package to Helena, I know she recieved it but didnt really post about it on her blog. And I received a package from Michelle....

user5543 07/10/2007 #

I sent my package to Lena Schops but I don't think she has received it yet (I sent it over a month ago now). I haven't received a parcel either.

SnaughtyGirl 07/15/2007 #

I got my package from Stefanie (thank you! mwah!) and sent mine to welsh_millie.

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