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knitterofhats

knitterofhats
Date Joined: December 13, 2010
Last Online: April 20, 2019
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated February 2019

Hello! My name is Amy. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live here with my husband of 27 years. In early 2017, we lost our furry son, a Bichon/Westie mix of 13.5 years, to lymphoma. We do have a human son, who is 23 years old. He lives on his own now and is working hard managing a local restaurant/club and working to get engaged to a lovely gal! We love our empty nest!

We missed our dog, so have begun to take in dogs for sitting via Rover. If you are new to Rover and need to use a sitter local to you, you can use our coupon code to save $20 on your first stay: EMPTYNESTPETHAVEN20.

I work full-time in nursing administration for several human services programs within our local government. In my spare time, I love to ride my bike around town and on the local trails, knit, watch Neflix and read/write pen pal letters.

My husband and I volunteer in a peer ministry helping couples who are experiencing pain in their marriages. This program is called Retrouvaille. We highly recommend it because it saved our marriage. If you ever have questions about it, please let me know.

April 2018 Camping Update: We recently purchased an Aliner Ranger 12 pop-up camper. Let the adventures begin! And, no more camping on the ground for us!

Favorite Crafts

  • Knitting - socks, hats - love sock yarn for socks and hats
  • Crocheting - blankets, baby hats
  • Making handmade envies
  • Sewing (when my machine and I are not fighting)

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Wish List

In no particular order...meant to help you if you are stuck deciding what to send.

  • Mailing labels in themes: lighthouse, yarn, bicycling
  • Milk chocolate
  • Handmade envies
  • Letter sets and note cards
  • Seasonal votive candles and seasonal small hand sanitizers
  • Seasonal dish towels, napkins, small paper plates
  • Black tea with caffeine (plain, flavored, chai). I will re-gift non-black teas you send if it is a sender's choice swap. So, don't worry if you don't have black tea on hand.
  • Orbit gum...bubble mint and cinnamon
  • Burt's Bees lip balm
  • Superwash wool yarn in worsted weight or cotton yarn in worsted weight.
  • Return address labels - please include US or USA as part of the label
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, teal, black, green
  • Collections/themes: lighthouses, bicycle related items, yarn, knitting, snail mail, pop-up A-frame campers
  • Knit or crocheted items I love: Hats, mittens, socks, cowls, bags
  • Please see my Ravelry, Amazon and Etsy wish lists at the top of my profile for ideas.
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, teal, black
  • Solid lotion bars
  • Holiday specific hand towels, plates or napkins.
  • Handmade earrings - silver tones please
  • Fabric/sewn zipper pouches - seasonal are awesome
  • Handmade soaps mint and lavendar scents

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Info about Swapping

I send swaps out on time. I also endeavor to rate in a timely fashion. If you have question about a swap I've marked as sent, please contact me before rating. I'd like to have a chance to make things right.

If I have not rated you, please drop me a line and ask. I try to keep up with rating but sometimes, due to my humanness, I forget. I'm happy to look at my files and get the rating completed.

Please write your username and the name of the swap on the INSIDE of the envelope or package so I can rate you.

I'm not big on responding to ratings on my profile. Please don't take this personally. If you'd like to have more communication with me or become a pen pal, please let me know. I'm open to new pen pals and private swaps.

Please don't contact me to ask me why I did not give you a heart. If I didn't give you a heart, I didn't think your swap warranted it.

If your swap does not meet criteria, I will rate down, and contact you to let you know why. While I will still rate you down, I will change my rating if things are rectified in a timely fashion. I rate down pending resolution to notify other swappers and hosts of a potential problem. I will ALWAYS change my rating if I get something and things are resolved.

Most of all, Swapbot is a fun hobby for me. It's not a job. However, life sometimes happens. If for some reason you have a problem fulfilling a swap because you don't have the stuff or life is busy and you'll be late, please communicate with me. I'm more than willing to take your stress into consideration when I rate, IF I know what is happening and you communicate with me. I'll also communicate to let you know if I'm having a problem and would expect some flexibility and kindness from you.

If you are swapping with me and there is drama around things, don't be surprised if you can no longer contact me. I will block you without hesitation to save myself from your drama. I want to have fun and easy times here on Swapbot, not drama. It's nothing personal; it's about self-preservation.

I won't create a list for those who have not sent or not rated on my profile. I will call those people out through the rating, in public forums and on their profiles. I won't have my profile filled up with negatives. It's just how I'm choosing to do it.

Most importantly, enjoy Swapbot, the people you meet and the goodies that come your way! Let's create good Karma out there.

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Ratings

riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #139 on Apr 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and for sharing your weekend. Riding bikes to see Cherry Blossoms in DC... nice! :)
MSturgill87 rated for FF - Prompted Notecard #2 on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: Wow! That does sound like a scary thing to have happen. I'm happy you recovered well.
dorcii rated for Pick A Theme Flat Envie 2 - Edited! on Apr 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you soo much for your swap! The theme of letter sets was a very good choice! I loved them <3
FireBall96 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #140 on Apr 12, 2019
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susieq11 rated for Spring Greetings 2019 on Apr 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope and your nice note! I’ll defibitely use the bookmark clip - those are great. Cherry blossoms are so pretty! Enjoy! I’m so happy it’s Spring! : )
PrettyAlice rated for Paper crafting GIVE AWAY!!! on Apr 8, 2019
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Comment: :)
user4618 rated for Spring Fling Letter and Tea on Apr 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Amy! I love the magnet and the envelope, so pretty. I must say, I have a big sweet tooth as well.
MSturgill87 rated for FF: Just Use It! on Apr 3, 2019
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Comment: Love the hat! Beautiful pattern and yarn. My daughter stole the hat from me. LOL
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Comment: Tea is such an easy way to feel cozy. Thanks for the nice note, Amy. Take care.
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Comment: Thank you for the tea!
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Comment: Team Tea here too! I use to live on iced tea, but now don't really drink it, I've moved to hot tea, so thank you for the tea, I look forward to trying it <3
RooBaRoo rated for Where I Volunteer Letter #2 on Mar 23, 2019
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Comment: That is great! It's such active volunteering :) That's so apt for your screen name too ...!
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Comment: Oh wow! Thank you so much for choosing something from my Etsy list. I just love the book marks of the dolphin and Sea horse soooooooo much ! I have been wanting these too. So thank you again & again! I wish I could hug you!
Response: Great! I'm glad you like them. The seller must have included an extra - how nice!
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Comment: Thank you!
MLouiseO rated for April, Healthy Snack, And Tea Swap on Mar 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for all you sent. I love all of it. I hope your week is going well. I'll be sending out your swap soon.
Lady rated for FF - Prompted Notecard on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. Sorry for your loss.
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #135 on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Hi Amy! I love the flamingo nc! Thanks so much for sharing about your fun weekend! Isn't it great when we love hanging out with our kids? Hope you have a wonderful St. Paddy's Day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Minxy1964 rated for FS: Send a card on Mar 8, 2019
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Comment: A very pretty little hand made card, and hobbies in common. What more could I want? Xx
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Comment: thank you for the tea

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Comments

debbiespoms on Mar 23, 2019:

Thank you Amy for my Wish via May your wish come true Profile swap. I am in love with these bookmarks! You went above & beyond on these!

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