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Topic: "Dobby Socks" Mismatched Handmade Sock Swap - SIGN UPS CLOSED; SEND BY: Oct 2  (Read 7812 times)
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« on: August 14, 2007 01:15:49 AM »

Swap name: “Dobby Socks” Mismatched Handmade Sock Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Madmatigan79
Sign-up date range: August 14 – 21, 2007
Date to send item by: October 2, 2007

Limited to a certain number of people?: 20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

All ages allowed? YES

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
-   Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:

This is a swap of mismatched handknit (or crochet) socks AKA: “Dobby Socks” (for those of you who are unfamiliar with the Harry Potter series, the character “Dobby” is a house elf with an affinity for mismatched socks hence the term “Dobby Socks”). Each participant will have two partners and will knit one sock PER partner. This means that each person will knit a total of TWO socks (but, following the individual preferences of each partner, these socks should be different) and will, in turn, receive two socks (one from each partner) that will be similar (following YOUR preferences) but different!

This is the perfect swap for those of you who, like me, seem to have an impossible time making a perfectly matched pair of anything (or for those of you who just like to make socks)!


The Rules:


You've probably heard them all before but here goes...

Due to the nature of this swap, you must be willing to ship outside of your own country, if necessary. You only have to ship two single socks, so shipping costs should be quite low.

Please acknowledge when you receive your package by sending a pm to both me and your partner AND by posting in the Swap Gallery (will post link to thread once swap is underway). Failure to communicate will be noted in your swap feedback.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO POST IN THIS THREAD OR ACTIVATE THE 'NEW POST' NOTIFICATION FEATURE. This will ensure that no one gets left out of the loop as you will know when I or anyone else leaves a new message on this thread.

PLEASE DON'T SEND OUT EARLY without checking with me first! I will send a pm to check in with everybody a couple of weeks prior to the mail out date. When people reply to the check in pm, I will post a list on this thread. When your partner has replied, you may go ahead and send their package. Your partner will not send out until I have heard from you! (this method seems to have worked for other organizers in keeping things on track and weeding out flakers)

If, for whatever reason, you are going to have to send late (or worse, not send at all - we all understand that life can sometimes get in the way of crafting), please let me and your partner know ASAP. Avoid negative feedback by keeping in good communication!!

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country

Foot measurements -
Length of foot (tip of big toe to back of heel):
Desired length of sock (from the floor up your calf as high as you want your socks to go):
ankle circumference:
calf circumference:
preferred colours (if you don't care, just put ANY):
preferred yarn weight:
Do you mind if your socks have fancy patterns (ie. lace or cables) or would you prefer plain old ribbing/stockinette stitch?
Any other pertinent information you'd like your partners to know (ie. vegan, allergy to wool, crazy about Harry Potter, etc)?
Is this your first time making socks?:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Sent, Received & Partner Received (all commitments fulfilled)


Madmatigan79 -> tattooedcrafter, Honeyd
christinacoghill -> Honeyd, irilab
tattooedcrafter -> irilab, Madmatigan79
irilab -> tattooedcrafter, christinacoghill
Honeyd -> christinacoghill, Madmatigan79
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 02:15:38 AM »

To help everyone get inspired, here is a list of links:

The basics:
Knitty Gritty: Socks (tutorial + video)
Knitty: Socks 101
The Sock Calculator
Universal Toe-Up Sock Formula from Knitty.com
Socks on Two-Needles

Some random sock patterns:
Free Sock Patterns from knittinghelp.com
Sock Patterns from knitty.com
Picot Eyelet Socks
Simple Trekking Socks
Jaywalker
Varsity Socks
Chevron Pattern Socks

Harry Potter-themed Patterns:
Dani's Dobby Socks (or check out similar patterns in the book Charmed Knits)
Eagle's Flight Socks (not actually HP inspired...but could easily be adapted for "Owl's Flight")
Prisoner of Azkaban Socks
Skull Socks
Fred & George Socks
Horcrux Socks
Phineas
HP-inspired patterns from Socktopia.net:
Bellatrix
Fawkes
Nagini
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 06:41:43 AM »

I can't sign up because I'm waiting on feedback (which will hopefully be cleared up in time!), but I thought I'd contribute this.

I'm doing a sock-a-long and the website has TONS of links to free sock patterns.  The links are on the left-hand column on this page:  http://www.sockatility.blogspot.com
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 10:10:52 AM »

Ooh! Thanks for the links! Hopefully you will be able to join us. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 10:42:02 AM »

 I just sent in my info for this swap.  I need to design a sock pattern for a group I am on and this might be a good time to get my mind in gear! 
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007 06:58:40 PM »

I'd love to sign up for this (yay socks!) but I'm moving in September   Sad
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007 03:21:46 PM »

*dramatic sigh* if only i could make socks! i've never made them before and it'd take me too long Sad
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007 06:11:58 PM »

I wish I could knit socks!  They are still too advanced for me right now though.   Undecided  This sounds like a really fun swap though!   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2007 08:23:32 AM »

I wish I could knit now!!!!!! I only crochet  Embarrassed
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2007 11:01:54 AM »

I wish I could knit now!!!!!! I only crochet  Embarrassed

Do you think that we'd get more interest if we changed the swap from "handknit" to "handmade"? I didn't realize that you could actually crochet socks (crochet-ers, please excuse my ignorance!), but look: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/socks.php apparently, you CAN!

So, tattooedcrafter, if you want to join, I say go for it! (and tell your friends) Wink
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