Sunday, September 30, 2007

Let's Swap!!!

THE KNITTERS' COFFEE SWAP THREE SIGN UP INFO

-You must love coffee and be a knitter/crocheter, or course!

-This is an international swap, so be sure to let me know if you are NOT willing to ship internationally so I can pair you accordingly.

-While not a requirement, I do highly recommend having a blog for this swap. It makes it much easier for your pal to get to know you and it just makes it more fun. If you do not have a blog, you must post at least five times to this blog to let your pal know you a bit better.

-The box should value around $40 (not including postage) and at the minimum it must include:

-coffee! (about a pound, and we’re talking the good stuff here!:-)
-1-2 skeins of yarn, enough for a small project such as a hat, socks, a scarf, etc.
-treats to go with the coffee

Other things you could include might be a mug or travel mug, coffee accessories, knitting accessories, recipes...get creative! I've provided a few links on the side to get you started.

-This is not a secret swap. You will know your pal and your pal will know you.

-Please do not sign up unless you absolutely, positively know you will not flake on your pal and that you are going to put together a brilliant package. If you do flake, you’ll be barred from any future swaps and disappoint all of us, oh so very much!

-If you're under 18 please have your parents permission to do the swap.

-Sign ups will be open October 1st, at 12am Central, to the first 150 people who sign up. I will close sign ups on October 10th (earlier if we reach 150). Pals will be matched by October 17th , and you will have one month to get your package put together and shipped. All packages should be mailed by November 17th . (International? Plan ahead!)

Interested? To sign up, email the following info to me at: coffeeswap AT yahoo DOT com

Name:
Email:
Blog Address:
Country:
Any important allergies or things you want your pal to know?
Will you take an international pal?

Your confirmation will be the Blogger invite to this blog. Please be sure to accept the invitation and then post to the Knitters' Coffee Swap blog. Use it to introduce yourself and to share your package with us when you receive it. Also feel free to post coffee links, recipes, ideas, your latest project, or whatever is your fancy.

You will be grouped with a hostess and about 30 knitters. When you are matched up, we will provide questions to help you put together the best package for your swap pal. Be sure to check your bulk mail boxes in case your partner information gets stuck in there.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. There will be contests and I'd love suggestions and prize donations. Be sure to take a button and save to your own server.

Thanks and have fun!!!

28 comments:

Tricotine said...

I cannot wait! :-)

Isabelle aka Tricotine
http://tricotine.typepad.com

Gretchen said...

Oh, I hope I get in again!

Jennifer said...

I am so very excited. :)

poofsizzle said...

Yay - I sent in my registration info!

Marisol said...

Yay! Coffee Swap III! I loved the last one and can hardly wait to get started!

I sent my sign up request last night:)

Tricotine said...

12:00 pm central! I sent my registration info! :-)

Tricotine said...

I cannot find the buttons though...

Kim said...

Just sent in my info and I can't wait! I missed the last one by just a few days but I'm here now!

Tricotine said...

I made a button for the swap if some of you are interested... It is in my blog.

http://tricotine.typepad.com/weblog/2007/10/october-first.html

Isabelle aka Tricotine
http://tricotine.typepad.com

Else said...

I`ve sent an e-mail. Can`t wait to start.

Kati said...

Very excited - sent my registration info off tonight.

ikisti said...

this sounds like a fun one. I sent an email last night.

Deb said...

I would love to sign up but I have a Keurig coffee machine and only drink coffee that comes in "k-cups". I have shyed away from these swaps because of that but would really like to join one. Do you think that would be a possibility? Boxes can be bought online at various sites and only cost around $10 per box.

Arctic Knitter said...

Yeah - info sent.:0) I hope I get in - I LOVE coffee & I missed the last swap last time by a narrow margin.

Joy L. said...

Yeh! I love swaps! Sent in my info last night

Pal said...

I am so in!!!!!!!!

KnittyWitty said...

Oh, boy! Am I ready!! I love coffee and a great new coffee shop just opened up next door.

Knittin' Diva said...

WooHoo!! Sent my info in on Oct. 1. Can't wait to find out who my partner is. I love coffee!! (sipping a little hazelnut right now)

Rubys & Purls said...

I had so much fun last time, I can't wait to see who I get this time!

Corinne said...

I hope I get my invite. I'm so excited. Coffee and yarn, what more can you want!!

Chelle and Maylee said...

Sent my e-mail on Oct 1st! I can't wait :-D I hope that you wonderful ladies are checking the spam box because for some reason my e-mail address always lands me in people's spam boxes *sigh*

Mmm time for some caffeine.

blopeep said...

ditto to all - and here's hoping I get to make this "two out of three"!

kimmieknits said...

I also sent my info.. I love coffee and I cannot wait for this swap.. I am very excited..
Kimmie Knits..

Melissa said...

I haven't gotten a confirmation email yet :( I just sent another email so hopefully that one will work!

Jodi said...

I'm anxiously waiting for my confirmation email, too!

Laura said...

yeah, I sent my email Oct 1st at 10:30 a.m. CST and haven't gotten a confirmation email. I would have thought I would have been toward the beginning... Should I send another email? Last time's swap was so much fun I don't want to miss out!

Rhonda said...

I posted mine today, so I am hoping to get in! I missed the last two by at least a day...."Good coffee and great friends" to everyone regardless!

rachelb said...

i am so glad to see others who signed up on the first day also wondering if they got in - was fearful that maybe i had gotten lost in the shuffle, but realizing there is a lot of work behind the scenes... so, for now, still just hoping!!!!
have a yarnfully caffineited day!
rachel