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Old 10-05-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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Winter Wonderland Swap 2007 (Successfully Ended)
“Baby, it’s cold outside!”

The days are getting shorter and the evenings (and some days, depending on where you live) are getting cooler. That’s right….Winter isn’t far away! On that note, we are having a “Winter Wonderland Swap”. I am honored to be your hostess for this swap and am looking forward to our all having a wonderful time.

What could be more wonderful a cold winter’s night than snuggling up with YARN, STITCHMARKERS in your favorite COLORS, perhaps a special pattern, and SOMETHING HOT to drink and knitting up something special to keep you warm and toasty?

This is a simple swap. It is an anonymous swap (like the Surprise Theme Swap which recently ended). You will have one person you will send a “Winter Wonderland” package tailored just for them, and a different person from whom you should receive a package tailored to you. We will have several cost categories for you to select from. You can make items or add more if you like, but this is not required. Registration for the swap will end on October 24th. Additionally, this swap does NOT require that you knit something for your swap partner! We probably all have piles of projects OTN, or headed that way, to be knit in time for the holidays. We don’t wish to add to that “to knit” list by requiring you to knit something for your partner. This swap is more about the supplies to enable us to knit something ourselves (or someone special). What a WONDERFUL thing to unwind and relax with during this hectic time of year.

Yes, this swap leads up to the December holiday period. As an international knitting community who likely all celebrate different holidays, we have decided to call this a “Winter Wonderland Swap” rather than focusing on any specific holiday (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any holiday I might have missed). I have, however, included questions in the questionnaire regarding holiday preferences and will do my very best to align partners accordingly. I just ask that you pay attention to your pal’s preferences. Note that you do not have to send holiday themed items. This is, after-all, a “Winter Wonderland Swap” so anything related to snow and/or keeping warm in it is great!

Package suggestions: Yarn, set of stitch markers or some beads for receiver to make stitch markers (yarn and markers/beads in receiver’s fave colors would be ideal!), and SOMETHING HOT to drink.
Following are the important swap dates:
Registration Opens: IMMEDIATELY
Registration Closes: OCTOBER 24th, 2007
Swap Partner Names Sent: by NOVEMBER 1, 2007
Package Postmark Date: Packages must be postmarked by December 8 to, hopefully, ensure everyone gets their packages by the various holidays.
The questionaire will be emailed to those who are intersted. Just let me know if you are interested and where to send the questionaire! If you have any questions, please PM me!

Happy Swapping everyone and thanks for joining us on this!

ALL PACKAGES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED!
Amerielle
angel4ever
AngMac
Astonh
auburnchick
bah
Brandy_M
bree
carla1019
cdjack
cftwo
ChrissyB
ChristinaKnits
Efooey
foxyie
gargoylelib
heyKaren
hob
isabeau
itsjustmeghan
JackieLim
JamOKnit
jbird05
jcmom
Jeanius80
jess_hawk
karne
knitgal
knitncook
KnitPixie
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knitting4-2girls
Lady Violet
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lucky_alf2
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reetz
REVS
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robynbird
ronda
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SamSam
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Secksiebrat
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Sig
spectorkitty
stacyk9
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stirsmommy
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The.Knitter
threesmom
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
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Ooops... sorry. I forgot to include the swap button on my initial post. Here it is! It is a jpg image. Just resize to your needs as I realize, once it attached, that it is a bit big.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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Am I first???? Yay! A new swap!!! I'm in!
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:23 AM   #4
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How do you want us to get in touch with you by pm or will this do as a way of saying I want the questionaire email? I can't wait the last swap was soo much fun.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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Ooops. Sorry, another minor omission of info.

Just noting your interest on here will be fine. I'll send the questionaire to you.... Actually, scratch that. I think I'll take yet ANOTHER clue from Jeanius80 (who ran such a WONDERFUL last swap) and post the questionaire here shortly. You can just copy and paste it and zap it back to me filled out.... That will probably help cut down on the possibility that I screw up and miss sending it to someone.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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Following is the "Winter Wonderland Swap 2007" questionaire. Once the completed questionaire is received, you WILL receive a confirmation email noting that you are "in the swap".

Please complete the following questionnaire and email to heajames at austin dot rr dot com (please just replace the word “at” with the @ symbol and the words “dot” with a period).

WINTER WONDERLAND SWAP 2007 QUESTIONAIRE

KH name:
Real Name (First AND Last):
Mailing address for packages:
Primary email address:
Do you have a blog? If yes, what is the blog address?
Do you prefer your swap partner contact you via your primary email address OR via PM on KH?

1. Is there a particular type of pattern/stitch type you would prefer..IF you had the choice...just in case your swap partner wants to include a pattern in your package? (sock, scarf, hat… cables, lace, etc.)
2. Do you have any allergies or aversions your swap partner should know about? (animals, wool, smoke, chocolate, etc.)
ALSO... to make matching work, do you smoke or have pets?
3. With what size needles do you typically knit?
4. Do you prefer circular or straight needles? Do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles?
5. Do you own an interchangeable needle set, and if so which one(s). (Just in case your swap partner wants to coordinate a gift around it.)
6. What are your FAVORITE colors?
7. What are your LEAST favorite colors?
8. What is your favorite HOT drink on a cold night? (i.e. coffee, tea, cocoa, cider, etc.)
9. What are three things you like most about winter?
10. Do you celebrate a specific holiday during the winter season? Do you, if numbers allow, prefer to be partnered with someone to do a more holiday specific focus on the “Winter Wonderland Swap”?
11. Which price category do you want to participate in? 10, 15, 20, 25 (I really don’t want to go beyond 25 as there are also shipping charges to be mindful of AND this is typically a “tight” financial time for many.)
12. Are you willing to ship internationally? (Please keep in mind this will raise shipping costs.)
13. Is this your first swap?
14. Are you willing to be a swap savior?

Happy Holidays and Happy Swapping
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:38 AM   #7
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Count me in! I had so much fun just looking at what everyone received from the Fall Swap.
There are many very creative KHs out there!
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:40 AM   #8
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I'll play! THanks!! Emailing you.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:58 AM   #9
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ashton my swap isnt over yet but yes ill join

10.00 USD

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7.07614 EUR


10.00 USD

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4.90225 GBP


10.00 USD

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9.82426 CAD

i thought that might be helpfull as i joined the 15 doller swap then i relised the diffrence in pounds. doh.
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