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Hot Socks!

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Swap Homepage:http://hot-socks-swap.blogspot.com/
Swap Coordinator:indieknits (contact)
Swap categories: Knitting  Crafts  Yarn 
Number of people in swap:134
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:October 1, 2006
Date items must be sent by:October 21, 2006
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Winter is coming! What we all need on these darkening evenings is a nice hot cuppa and some snuggly socks.

Here's the deal: Send enough sock yarn for your pal to make a pair of socks, and their favourite hot drink (tea, coffee, hot chocolate).

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE ANSWERS TO ME AS SOON AS YOU SIGN-UP. IF I DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR ANSWERS BY 10PM BST, 1ST OCTOBER I WILL HAVE TO BAN YOU FROM THE SWAP.(Read on for more information)

ALSO, I AM AFRAID I CANNOT ACCEPT PARTICIPANTS WITH BAD FEEDBACK.

Sign-up closes 1st October, and packages should be mailed by 21st October.

Minimum requirements:

  • Enough sock yarn to make a pair of adult sized socks
  • Some tea/coffee/hot chocolate (whatever your pal prefers)
  • At least one other little treat (for example a set of knitting needles, chocolate or body lotion)

I have set up a blog so that I can post updates and show off your packages! The address is: http://hot-socks-swap.blogspot.com/

FAQs:

Q: Who can join?

A: Anyone! I welcome international swaps - it is a great chance to get to know someone from far away (and to get yarn that you can't buy over here!!!)

Q: How much yarn should I send?

A: Please take the time to check the yardage and ensure it is enough to make an average sized adult pair of socks (around 400m/435 yards).

Q: How will I know who my pal is?

A: After sign-up closes Swap-bot will e-mail you asking for you to log in and view your pal's name and address.

Q: How will I know what hot drink my pal prefers?

A: Please fill in the questionnaire at the bottom and e-mail to me. I will then send you the answers from your pal after sign-up closes.

Q: What happens if I can't send my package by 21st October?

A: Please do not sign up unless you can commit to this deadline. That said, I will completely understand if life gets in the way and you need a bit of extra time. Just drop me and your pal an e-mail as soon as possible!

Q: How much should I spend on my pal?

A: This is down to you. However, I would suggest a minimum spend of £15 ($28 USD) NOT including postage.

QUESTIONNAIRE:

Fill in your answers and send to swapATindieknitsDOTcom before sign up closes on 1st October:

1)What do you prefer - solid, variegated or self striping?

2)Favourite colours?

3)Are you a beginner, intermediate or experienced sock knitter?

4)Tea, Coffee, or hot chocolate - what's your favourite? If coffee, what do you use to make it?

5)Do you have a fibre preference? (i.e. Are you a yarn snob like me?)

If you have any other questions please click on the contact link or e-mail me at swapATindieknitsDOTcom.

And last but not least, ENJOY!

Discussion

todsahonchik 08/22/2006 #

Can we say no "Red Heart" or other cheap acrylic sock yarn? Only yarn store quality sock yarn.... I have a thing for natural fibers :)

indieknits 08/23/2006 #

Hi Tod,

Thanks for the feedback! I will add this as one of the questions I send out. Don't worry - I'm a fibre snob too ;)

indieknits 08/24/2006 #

Hi All,

I've decided to lower the minimum spend from £20 ($38 USD) to £15 ($28 USD). The minimum amount is still a guideline rather than set in stone, but I think that £15 is more reasonable.

Hope that's cool! Any probs do let me know.

Laura xxx

indieknits 08/28/2006 #

Hello Fellow Swappers!

Just to let you know, your hostess will be on holiday from Tuesday 29th August until Friday 1st September. I won't be able to check my e-mails or Swap-bot during this time, but will catch up with you all when I return!

Laura x

blueadt 08/30/2006 #

Hi Laura

I'll send you the questionnaire on a seperate email.

Hope you've had a fab time in Dublin.

Cheers

Diana aka Blueadt

user3508 09/12/2006 #

Wow, I really hope I get an international pal...how cool.

user3736 09/20/2006 #

I hope I did the right. I will send you an email to verify that I am in this hot sock swap. Thanks Abigail 1870 pearl

indieknits 09/20/2006 #

Abigail,

You're all signed up! Thanks ;)

Laura x

user3170 09/25/2006 #

Hi Laura, I have sent you the answers, sorry again for being so late with it. I look forward to receiving information on who my swap partner is. Cheers, Helen

todsahonchik 09/30/2006 #

Too broke this month. Love to have you do a Hot Socks 2 in November!!!

user3527 10/ 2/2006 #

I got my swap partner's name, but no info on them...will the answers to our questionnaires be e-mailed out to us, or do we have to ask our partners directly what they like?... I wanna start buying stuff...

michellelliott 10/17/2006 #

Today I received a wonderful package from Carrie S. She put a lot of thought into it and I'm very grateful. I'll be making my first ever pair of socks from my favorite green and brown Alpaca yarn. I also received French Market coffee, handmade knitting stationary, a praline, huge and small post-its, cologne samples, lemongrass soap, mints, copies of 2 patterns that she made her first 2 pair of socks with. Carrie has made this my best swap ever.

Cassandra 10/18/2006 #

Today I received my hot socks parcel from Lizette. Thank you so much. I can't wait to knit up socks with the wonderful yarn you sent me.

user3123 10/26/2006 #

Thanks for the parcel Sissie - it's great!

user3658 10/26/2006 #

Rebecca- I misplaced your email address, but I wanted to let you know that my package came on Monday and I love it!! The yarn, the goodies, all the little extras- it was perfect. I have wanted those little lock row markers, lol, but just never got them for myself :) Can't wait to get started on my first pair of socks. Thanks so much

Newleaf 10/27/2006 #

Thanks to Helen in Australia for the lovely coffee, tea, chocolate and merino wools. Melinda aka newleaf

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