Sockintine’s Day approacheth!!!
What is it, you ask? Why, it’s a sock swap in which you knit socks anonymously for another KH member!
Who can play? New knitters, experienced knitters—doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome!
Signups will begin November 20 and will close December 16. Partner notifications will begin December 18. Socks should be mailed by Valentine’s Day.
Please note that the plan is not for you to begin knitting your socks during the holiday gift rush. Rather, the mid-December notification means that you will have time to consider your partner’s likes/dislikes and begin pattern searching /yarn selection before you need to start knitting.
I will post the questionnaire and registration info ASAP, but for now, here are the guidelines:
1. If you do sign up for this swap, please remember that you have done so. It seems silly, I know, but sometimes people do forget such things.
2. If time or financial constraints prohibit your participation after your signup, let me know ASAP.
3. This is not about speed knitting. Knit at your own pace. This is particularly important for those of you who will be knitting with fingering-weight yarn. You have several weeks to complete your socks.
4. Try to stick within the budget you have chosen for yourself, and this is particularly important if you plan on including other goodies for your partner. If you have chosen the $10 - $20 budget, then let $20 be your cap for everything, including sock yarn. This prevents people with tight budgets from feeling the need to overspend to match other participants’ more lavish gifts.
Extra goodies are not required, of course; I for one will be happy just to receive a pair of socks knit by another KH member!
5. Your Sockintine’s giftie should be mailed by Valentine’s Day. Try not to mail too early (we don’t want anyone to feel pressured to knit quickly). There’s no need to rush shipment, either, if you find Valentine’s Day upon you, but you only have one sock completed. Just let your partner know there will be a delay. We’re all good people and realize that life happens when we least expect it.