One Week Remaining

Hi everyone,

I just want to remind you that the ship date is almost here. Just one week left.

Please have your yarn ready and  send it off to your partner between Jan 8 -12.

Thanks & Happy Swapping~

Rae

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Let the Swap Begin

Sign ups are now closed and everyone should have received their matches.

Please let me know if I somehow missed you!

Just to be sure everyone sees it here’s the questionnaire that you should all answer to help your pal along.

Have Fun Swapping!
Do you prefer sock yarn that is a solid color, variegated, or striping?

What are your favorite colors & are there any colors that you do not like?

How long have you been spinning & knitting?

Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences?

Are you willing to hand wash your socks or are you a machine wash only knitter?

Do you have any favorite candy or treats?

Anything else you’d like to share with your pal?

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Sign Up

Okay, apparently WordPress will not allow me to post a form…. so we’ll have to do this the old fashion way.

Here’s the Sign up questions please fill them out and email them to me at spunsockswap AT gmail DOT com

Name:

Email:

Anonymous Email:

Website (if you have one):

Shipping Address:

Are you willing to ship Internationally?

Spinning Skill Level: Would you rather be in the beginning group or the Intermediate/Advanced group? The beginning group is for new spinners or spinners who usually spin up lumpy bumby big yarn & will find spinning sock yarn a big challenge.

Shoe Size (or can you usually knit a pair of socks with 400 yards?)

Are you willing to step in as an Angel if something happens to one of our swappers?

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Welcome & Rules of the Game

Sign up will open as soon as I get the form up and running…

Sign up runs through October 31st.
Matches will be sent out by November 15th.

Packages should be mailed on the week of January 8-12th.
Please do not sign up if you think you cannot send the package out on time.

You need to contact your pal at least 3 times during the swap:
Once when pals are assigned to let them know you are there.
Once when their yarn is spun.
Once when their package is mailed.
That said, please feel free to contact them more often. We all love to hear from our pals!

This swap is open to all skill levels of spinners. Don’t be afraid to join if you just started spinning. I’ll give everyone the option when signing up if they want to be in the newbie group or the experienced spinner group.

This is a secret swap so I ask that you have an anonymous email address to use when contacting your pal.
Please don’t reveal your identity to them until January when packages are sent out.

What to send?
Enough hand spun sock yarn to knit a pair of socks.
Some other spinning or knitting type gift (roving, sock pattern or needles, more sock yarn… you get the idea)

(this is not a swap for a knit pair of socks, just the yarn to make them)

What constitutes sock yarn & how much do I need?
Sock yarn should be around 15-17 wpi (wraps per inch).
Please spin up at least a 2-ply yarn to help with durability.
A minimum of 400 yards is generally needed for a pair of average socks.

Does it have to be machine washable?
One of the questions on the questionnaire will be if you are willing to hand wash socks or not.
Superwash Merino roving is wonderful to work with & makes soft socks, but if your pal is willing to hand wash please feel free to spin up some other lovely soft fibers.

How much should I spend?
Please expect to spend a minimum of $30 US on this swap not including postage.

Once you sign up for the swap you will all get invites to post on this blog. Please take a few minutes to introduce yourself. If you haven’t a blog of your own please use this as a space to show off what you are spinning for the swap & to publicly thank your pal in January when packages are sent out.

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