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Topic: Friendship Granny Square Swap R12 (Apr) signups 4/1-4/8, sendouts 4/30  (Read 3038 times)
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« on: April 01, 2009 11:26:38 AM »

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CROCHETERS, KNITTERS & LOOMERS WELCOME!!!

Swap name: Friendship Granny Square Swap R12 (Apr)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: indigo_roses
Sign-up date range:  4/1/09 - 4/8/09
Date to send items by: 4/30/09

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes!
All ages allowed? Yes (Parental consent required for those under 18!)

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 at least one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

I reserve the right to refuse any member who has bad communication and/or late send-outs for previous swaps! 

DETAILS OF SWAP:

This is an ongoing swap, but you only sign up for the months that you want to participate. 

For this round, you will knit, crochet, or loom 4 8" granny squares for one partner.  The squares can be made in any pattern, but MUST be made in your partner's color preference.  You MUST use only 4-ply acrylic worsted weight yarn (Wool, alpaca, etc is not acceptable).  Just think.....it would not be good to have a mixture of wool and acrylic squares for your friendshipghan since wool is not machine washable:)) 

The lovely Kookaloo_Starr pointed out that, in some countries, yarn weight is not labeled. Worsted weight yarn is classified as 12 wpi (wraps per inch). To find this, wrap the yarn snugly around a ruler. In a one inch span, you should wrap the yarn around 12 times.  Worsted weight yarn usually says to use an I-9 (US) hook, which is a 5.5 mm hook. This is typically the yarn used to make amigurumi. It's the typical Red Heart or Caron brand yarn.

All squares MUST be mailed no later than 4/30.

SWAP RULES:

1. Please put Friendshipghan R12 in all of your PM's.
2. Once partners have been assigned, you MUST post to this thread atleast once
a week.
3. You MUST provide a DC# if you and your partner both live in the USA.  If you live in another country you MUST keep the receipt and provide a copy to your partner and me if requested.
4. You MUST PM me when you send & receive. COMMUNICATION is the key:))  If you see that you're going to be late sending, you MUST PM both me and your partner and let us know what's going on.  We all understand that life does happen and sometimes things come up that are out of our control.  If an emergency arises that will prevent you from sending your squares on time, just keep in touch and let us know what's going on and everything will be just fine:))
5. You MUST post pictures of the squares you receive from your partner in the swap gallery.  If you will not be able to post pics, you need to make arrangements with your partner to post pics for you so we can all see the beautiful squares that everyone receives:))
6. If you have participated in previous rounds, your squares for those rounds must be sent before you sign up for the next round. They don't have to have been received by your partner yet, but you must have sent.

If you want to participate you must PM the following information to the organizer.  PLEASE....PLEASE... .PLEASE....for your protection and privacy DO NOT post this information to the thread.

Mulitple Partners
In round 10, I received a couple requests for having multiple partners. Now, there is a question added to the questionnaire to that effect. However, there are some ground rules about this. First of all, it is not a guarantee. It may just not work out organizationally with allergies, country-availability and the like to have two partners. Secondly, you must be in at least your second round of this swap to have two partners. I also reserve the right to limit you to one partner if you have a history of sending late it this swap.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of Swap: Friendship Granny Square Swap R12 (Apr)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Do you plan on knitting, crocheting or looming your granny squares?
Do you prefer to receive knitted, crocheted or loomed squares?
Do you promise to use ONLY acrylic 4-ply worsted weight yarn to make your squares?
What color(s) do you want for your squares?
Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Is it ok if you are sent squares from a smoking home?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any pets?
Would you like to have one or two partners? If you would like two, you understand that this is not a guarantee, and verify that you have participated in at least one round of this swap previously?
What other information about yourself would you like to share with your partner?

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



Partcipants -

1. indigo_roses
2. whisp3rd
3. DesignVigilante
4. Shablina
5. fochaux
6. Sharvanne
7. kleinsch
8. sweetdandies
9. jessa_aka_jalapeno
10. esmecraftin
« Last Edit: April 29, 2009 06:30:43 PM by indigo_roses » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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indigo_roses
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009 11:44:45 AM »

Partners
kleinsch -> sharvanne -> whisp3rd -> kleinsch
fochaux – jessa_aka_jalapeno
DesignVigilante - shablina
DesignVigilante – indigo_roses
sweetdandies – whisp3rd
indigo_roses - esmecraftin
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whisp3rd
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 02:54:28 PM »

I think I'm gonna go on a swap "break" for now. This will be the only swap I think I'll do. My classes end in april and my finals are the first week of May so I suspect I'm about to get very busy.

It seems as though if I do 3 or more swaps, something always pops up that makes me rush to deliver by the deadline. :/
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Shablina
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 04:56:57 PM »

I'm in. I took a break last month but can't wait for this months Grin
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kleinsch
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009 06:28:25 AM »

Yay, I made the sign up deadline this time! 
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2009 10:11:14 AM »

I'm in for my 5th round! I'm addicted to granny squares Grin
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sweetdandies
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009 12:12:33 PM »

I'm on the fence...we're moving this month so I'll be really busy. But I must have more squares!!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009 05:30:54 PM »

I'm joining up again, after like a million rounds lol

And sweetdandies, I have to say, I LOVE your profile picture. That is exactly the color scheme I have in mind for my afghan... all citrusy and bright (If I ever get around to finishing it, at this rate I have alot of rounds to go before I finish) lol
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sweetdandies
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009 06:05:51 PM »

The colors in my avatar are what I'm going for in my craft room. I already have my sewing desk and my peg board yellow. Luckily in the move I still get to have a designated craft room; so I think I'm going to paint it green. I love bright, citrusy colors.
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indigo_roses
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009 11:52:59 AM »

I've been going through the signups, and matching potential partners up. It's a lot harder when there are fewer people! Why do allergies have to exist? And why does shipping have to cost money, for that matter? Why can't we just send our squares off in a paper airplane?  Roll Eyes Tongue
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