....a like minded gift exchange for those who knit & crochet in a punk state of mind...
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Well, what looks like an ordinary pair of socks is, in fact, the Punk-est thing ever that I made because I taught myself how to make socks. This is major punk in my opinion. Anyone that takes the lead and does something is truly original. I later took a sock class to make sure I had taught myself all the basics only to find out that I really new a little more than the teacher. I very slyly on the side would give tips and suggestions to the fellow sock learners. I believe in simplicity and anyone who makes things appear more difficult than they really are (for whatever motives) pisses me off. Socks are not rocket science, so if you have never made a pair, try it--it's a punk thing. (yes, the toes are different colors. when I got to the second sock I realized I didn't care for the purple toe so I just didn't do it. no sock police have knocked on my door and dragged me away, whew.)
THESE ARE THE RULES - THEY ARE NOT OPTIONAL - IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM - DON'T SIGN UP!! IT'S NOT VERY PUNK, BUT ITS REALITY!! If you like, you can do more these are the basic minimum guidelines!!
$25.00 MINIMUM - you can spend more if you like, but you have to spend this! This is a $50 total exchange commitment before postage.
CONTACT YOUR PAL AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK - YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE EXCHANGE IF YOU DON'T - its nice, it lets them know you care. And be polite and respond to your pal. If you are nicer, you may get more gifties!
THIS IS A HALF SECRET/HALF OPEN EXCHANGE! You will be a secret punk pal till your first box is received, then it will be an open exchange from there.
POST WEEKLY ON YOUR BLOG - and it would be nice if occasionally there was a knitting or crochet or crafting entry, too. It helps your pal know what you like and again, it will get you better gifties! And post your gifties on your blog in a timely manner. Pals like it when you say thank you!
This exchange is only open to knitters and crocheters (?? is that a word? those who crochet....you know what I mean!) You must knit or crochet to participate, have a blog and be a little punk in mentality.
If you can't/don't follow these rules you will be kicked out of the exchange. I hate to be a hard ass, but I will be! Its only fair to all the good pals out there. So if you join, please play by the rules. If you have something happen and you can't play after joining, please e-mail me so that other arrangements can be made. Anyone who just bails will be blackballed for all future exchanges. And yes, the list started with the last one - lets not add any more names!
Please be conscious with International Pals that you need to send boxes earlier, so that your pal receives her gifts about the same time as the rest of us. The mail service has gotten better but it is still 10 to 15 days behind domestic mail service.