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Old 12-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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OK, seems as though there is some interest in this. So I'm starting it. Here are "da rules":

1. Fill out the form below or respond by PM to a form you see that interests you. Do not put any personal information such as your e-mail addy or address in the form! This is an open forum. If you are unsure of someone who responds to you, check their longevity here and post count, search their names and see if you can find out something about them. You may want to PM them for a while if you are unsure. The allergy concern is for people who have severe allergies who might be effected by smoke or animal dander.

2. Agree to send at least one letter by regular postal mail once a month.

3. Do not sell your penpal anything. Don't offer them a part of your business. Do not put them in a chain letter. Do not offer to make parts of their bodies enhanced. Don't send marriage proposals (well at least initially ) IOW no spam or junk mail. This is to make friends, not gain customers or love interests.

4. If you no longer want a pen pal (or have enough pen pals) edit your message here or put up a notice that says, "No More Pen Pals" or something to that effect at the TOP of your message.

5. Be nice. Don't expect the world. And remember how to buy stamps (they are 41 now domestic US letters - just in case you haven't mailed a letter recently!)

6. Don't feel offended if someone turns you down. They may have more on their plate or have enough pen pals.

That's it. Here's the form:

KH Name:
Country:
Are you willing to send internationally?:
Your age range: (such as: 20's, 30's, 90's):
Do you care what age range your pen pal is?
Years knitting:
Gender:
Do you care what gender your pen pal is?
Children?:
Pets?:
Allergy concerns:
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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Here's mine

KH Name: Catz
Country: England
Are you willing to send internationally?: Yes
Your age range: (20's, 30's, 90's): 30's
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? No
Years knitting: 15 +
Gender: Female
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? No
Children?: None
Pets?: 1 dog 2 cats 1 budgie and a fish tank
Allergy concerns: None

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Old 12-13-2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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Have My Pen Pals!
knitncook... what a neat idea!

KH Name: Astonh
Country: USA
Are you willing to send internationally?: no (US & CAN only please)
Your age range: (20's, 30's, 90's): 30s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? nope
Years knitting: just over 1 yr
Gender: F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? nope
Children?: 2
Pets?: 2 dogs
Allergy concerns: nope

Can't take on many pen pals due to the above (2 kids) time restraint, but I forward to the opportunity of making a few more new friends.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:29 PM   #4
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This sounds fun, I'm up for a pen pal or two..

KH Name: alleusion
Country: Canada
Are you willing to send internationally?: yes!
Your age range: (20's, 30's, 90's): 30's
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? not at all
Years knitting: officially 9, just picked it up again after many years absence
Gender: female
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? nope
Children?: 2.5
Pets?: Do husbands count as pets? If not, then no, I don't have any fur babies right now.
Allergy concerns: Um...I'm allergic to beech trees. Don't send me any beech trees!
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:12 PM   #5
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Husbands don't count as "pets", rather they would fall under the "children" category. Sorry, but I couldn't resist.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:43 PM   #6
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This seems like an interesting concept...
I have never had a pen pal before....

KH Name: Lisa_H-Town
Country: USA
Are you willing to send internationally?: Sure, I love accents!
Your age range: (20's, 30's, 90's): 40's
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? No
Years knitting: Almost 1
Gender: F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? No
Children?: 1 Son
Pets?: 3 Cats / 1 Dog
Allergy concerns: None
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:46 PM   #7
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I think I'd like to play, too! I had pen pals all through HS and then as an adult when I was hip deep into rubber stamps.

KH Name: Lizzie
Country: USA
Are you willing to send internationally?: Yes
Your age range: (20's, 30's, 90's): 50s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? No
Years knitting:4
Gender:F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? No
Children?: 6
Pets?:2 cats 1 dog
Allergy concerns: None
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:54 PM   #8
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I'm interested but have a maybe dumb question. I have been typing for going on 15 years now, and do almost 70 wpm. Because of this I think I have forgotten how to "write" and certainly have the worst pennmenship?ack of the entire world. Can I type a letter??? I know it's a bit impersonal, but gosh, wouldn't you like to be able to read the words????
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:56 PM   #9
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Country:USA

Are you willing to send internationally?:Yes

Your age range: (20's, 30's, 90's):20's

Do you care what age range your pen pal is?Nope

Years knitting:About 3

Gender:Female

Do you care what gender your pen pal is?Nope

Children?:Not yet but I have a fiance does that count

Pets?:1 dog, 1 budgie,1 turtle

Allergy concerns: Cigarette smoke
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:00 PM   #10
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Are you willing to send internationally?: yes
Your age range: (20's, 30's, 90's): 40s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? nope
Years knitting: 15+/-
Gender: F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? nope
Children?: 1
Pets?: 2 cats
Allergy concerns: cigarettes are yucky

This is so cool. I used to have pen pals when I was a kid. I can't remember *how* I got them but I had a lot.
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