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)!
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
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):
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:SentReceivedSent & Received
Sent, Received & Partner Received (all commitments fulfilled)Madmatigan79
-> tattooedcrafter, Honeydchristinacoghill
-> Honeyd, irilabtattooedcrafter
-> irilab, Madmatigan79irilab
-> tattooedcrafter, christinacoghillHoneyd
-> christinacoghill, Madmatigan79