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Topic: Ga Ga for Grannies Granny Square Swap (Sign ups: 4/18 - 5/3, Send outs: 6/6/11)  (Read 13684 times)
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« on: April 18, 2011 09:06:09 AM »

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Swap name: Ga Ga for Grannies Granny Square Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: babycakes8510
Sign-up date range: 4/18 - 5/2
Date to send item by: 6/6/2011

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NONE

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

Additional Age requirement? No

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: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: 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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This is a granny square swap!!! If you don't know how to make a granny square you cand find some basic crochet instructions here.

Swappers will be crocheting thirty 7 inch granny squares and will be partnered with 5 people and sending them each 6 squares.

All motifs MUST be made in 4-ply worsted weight acrylic yarn, or if you're in the UK the yarn equivalent will be 10-ply aran.  Please be sure to check your gauge to make sure your motifs are the correct size.  We wouldn't want to receive some motifs that are 6 1/2" and some that are 7 1/2". Your motifs should measure as close to a 7" square as possible. Size is important!!!

Weaving in the tails: The directions call for a 6" tail to be left at the end. Depending on their joining method, some folks might prefer to have that outside end woven in. There is a question on the questionnaire for you to express a preference. All starting tails must be woven in!

Positive feedback on this swap will be left once your partners have all received, and once you have posted pics of what you have received. You must remember to PM the organizer when you SEND and RECEIVE (a post in the thread is not sufficient)! Please make a note in the subject of the PM with a SEND or RECIEVE. Poor communication and failure to post pics of what you received will be noted in your feedback if you do not. Thanks!


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Ga Ga for Grannies Granny Square Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Confirm that you understand that a DC# is required on your package (outside of the US, retain a copy of your shipping receipt as proof of mailing): YES/NO
Do you have any allergies (cats, dogs, smoke, etc.)? YES/NO
   If YES, please indicate allergies:
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, dogs, smoke, etc.)? YES/NO
   If YES, please indicate allergens:
Do you agree to post pictures of what you have received (or make arrangements with your partner to post pics for you)? YES/NO
Do you want your outside tails woven in (all starting tails must be woven in)? YES/NO/NO PREFERENCE
Confirm that you understand that:
A) All starting tails must be woven in: YES/NO
B) If your partner does not want their outside tails woven in, you must leave a tail of at least 6": YES/NO
Color preferces: YES/NO
If YES, what are your color preferences?
Are you open to recieving different motifs? YES/NO
Are you open to recieving knitted squares? YES NO
Anything special youd like your partners to know?





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


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Approved Swap Participants:
1. BabyCakes8510
2. Kbauer
3. Kittymom13
4. Temperamental
5. horsygirl321
6. IndieCraft
7. Koreena *First Time Swapper!!!
8. princesspimp81
9. Pennydreadfull
10. KismetFyrechyld *First Time Swapper!!!
11. Silver_McAdams
12. zatanna
13. koalascout
14. myrdda
15. MommyTheMaid
16. malkavian6
17. PinkLeo
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011 09:12:07 AM »

SENT ALL
SENDING LATE
RECIEVED
SENT & RECIEVED ALL, FEEDBACK GIVEN
CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY


PARTNERS YOU ARE SENDING TO:

1. kbauer--> pinkleo, kismetfyrechyld, zatanna, babycakes, princesspimp81
2. princesspimp81--> mommythemaid, horsygirl321, zatanna, kbauer, indiecraft
3. pennnydreadfull--> myrdda, koalascout, silver_mcadams, indicraft, princesspimp81,
4. indiecraft-->malkavian6, mommythemaid, zatanna, horsygirl321, pennydreadfull,
5. koalascout--> malkavian6, silver_mcadams, pennydreadfull, temperamental, horsygirl321
6. horsygirl321--> princesspimp81, mommythemaid, kismetfyrechyld, kbauer, koalascout
7. temperamental--> myrdda, koalascout, silver_mcadams, babycakes, kittymom13 ->SWAP ANGELS NEEDED FOR HER PARTNERS!
8. kittymom13--> silver_mcadams, babycakes8510, koreena, temperamental, pinkleo
9. pinkleo--> kbauer, kismetfyrechyld, zatanna, babycakes, kittymom13
10. malkavian6--> koreena, myrdda, koalascout, indiecraft, mommythemaid
11. koreena--> malkavian6, myrdda, kismetfyrechyld, kittymom13, zatanna
12. myrrda--> koreena, malkavian6, pennydreadfull, babycakes, temperamental
13. kismetfyrechyld--> koreena, kbauer, pinkleo, horsygirl321, silver_mcadams
14. zatanna--> koreena, kbauer, pinkleo, indiecraft, princesspimp81
15. mommythemaid--> malkavian6, princesspimp81, horsygirl321, indiecraft, babycakes8510 -> waiting on one CANADA arrival
16. silver_mcadams--> koalascout, kittymom13, pennydreadfull, temperamental, kismetfyrechyld
17. babycakes8510--> myrdda, kittymom13, temperamental, mommythemaid, pinkleo

SWAP ANGELS:
kittymom13---> Pennydreadfull
koalascout   ---> myrdda
pinkleo        ---> silver_mcadams
babycakes   ---> koalascout
jexxican     ---> kittymom13    
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011 09:44:18 AM »

Woohoo! I just sent my questionnaire! I know we are just starting this one, but I hope that there will be more rounds. I would love to get a variety of knitted squares and a variety of granny squares (in variegated colors too!) to whip into a true scrappy afghan for the back of my couch. Smiley
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Have old jeans, pillowcases, or t-shirts? I'll take them! I'm also always looking for the sleeves to women's long sleeved shirts!

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011 10:40:56 AM »

I've sent in my questionaire, too.  I also like varigated colors and can't wait to see what gets put together from my 'granny friends'!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011 10:53:50 AM »

I'm sooo eager to start crocheting granny squares!  Grin
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Have old jeans, pillowcases, or t-shirts? I'll take them! I'm also always looking for the sleeves to women's long sleeved shirts!

<3 I heart Rupert Grint! <3
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011 12:24:21 PM »

Man, I would love to join this, but I can't figure out what 10-ply aran or 4-ply worsted weight is!
I'm a noobie and german too and I can't find anything on the internet about a conversion or something Sad
Can it be determined by yard per meter?
Also, what kind of yarn do we use? Can it be acrylic or does it have to be pure wool?

I'm sorry for all the questions but this would be the first time joining a swap with such specifics for me Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011 12:31:39 PM »

Man, I would love to join this, but I can't figure out what 10-ply aran or 4-ply worsted weight is!
I'm a noobie and german too and I can't find anything on the internet about a conversion or something Sad
Can it be determined by yard per meter?
Also, what kind of yarn do we use? Can it be acrylic or does it have to be pure wool?

I'm sorry for all the questions but this would be the first time joining a swap with such specifics for me Smiley

I *think* 10-ply is the same as Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart yarn. And I *think* we are supposed to be using acrylic so that the end result is washable. These are just my thoughts.  Wink
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Completely rainbow obsessed SAHM to 3 & hoping to add #4 to our family this fall!

Have old jeans, pillowcases, or t-shirts? I'll take them! I'm also always looking for the sleeves to women's long sleeved shirts!

<3 I heart Rupert Grint! <3
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011 12:34:01 PM »

Oooh the granny swap sounds amazing! I must calm myself and think about joining... Also, a quick question/sugestion: I think it might be helpful to have everyone in the swap use only 100% acrylic yarn. If someone uses something different like wool it might felt while in the washing machine. Thoughts?
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011 01:37:00 PM »

Welcome! Yes, we should be using acrylic. I must have forgot to put that in there. I will adjust the first post asap.

Hereis the specifications for some Vanna yarn at Lion Brand Yarn. It is a nice acrylic yarn. Im not really sure how else to answer your question. If anyone else has any tips for average_fan please add! I hope it will help you in finding something silimar to work with. Don't feel bad about asking questions! It is how we all learn! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011 03:58:47 PM »

I'll be back to fill in my questionnaire! Grin
♥ LOVE the swap name ♥
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