July 5, 2006

Flip Flop Swap!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for! I've worked out all the details and I'm ready to kick this into high gear. But first, some other news....

On Friday I got my Secret Pal package, but I failed to mention it in my last blog post. (Sorry SP!) She sent me this:





That's Debbie Stoller's newest book the Happy Hooker! I've been eyeing this one since it came out, but wasn't sure about crochet. I used to crochet in my childhood, but then I hit teen years and boys and driving and telephones became way cooler. I had a breif resurgance of crochet a few years ago when my sisters, mother, and I combined crocheted about 15 scarves as Christmas presents. But I never got beyond the most basic stitches, so I'm excited to learn how to do the more complicated things, and BOY have you seen the patterns in this book? Very cute. My SP even sent yarn in three gorgeous and very ME colors to make a scarf from the book. As if that wasn't enough she sent the hook to make it! She also sent some shot glasses to add to my collection (from places I haven't been yet, woo-hoo!) and a yummy-smelling air freshner and pillow spray. Thanks SP!


FLIP FLOP SWAP DETAILS
This swap is a fun way to aquire a new set of kicks for summer days and some other summer goodies.

What to send: Most importantly, flip flops in your pal's correct size. Other than that, have fun! Include one or two summery things that you think your pal might enjoy. Ideally this swap should only cost about $5-$25 (you can get some great flip flops on sale at Old Navy for only $5). Ideas for what to send in the package: lip gloss, a beach read, a book sweater to keep sand out of the pages, a mix cd of great summer songs for a road trip, a skein of cotton for portable warshcloth knitting, a skein of sock yarn for portable sock knitting, a small knitting bag to contain said portable projects, toenail polish, a beach towel, flip flop socks, anklets, etc. The possibilites are endless!

Signups: To sign up send me an email (knittykarenAThotmailDOTcom) or leave a comment that includes your email address and I will get your info and send you the questionaire you should use to get to know your pal's preferences. This will not be a secret swap, so as soon as you get your pal's info you should contact them and swap shoe sizes. Signups will run from today until midnight on Friday, July 14th.

Timeline: I will have all the swap pals info sent out by Sunday, July 16th. The swap will run for two weeks, from July 17th until July 31st. Packages should be mailed out by the end of business hours on July 31st.

No one likes wondering about their pals, so please do not sign up if you are unable to fulfill your obligations. You will need to contact your pals at least three times, once when you get their email address so you can exchange info, once when you mail out their package, and once when you receive their package.

Questions? Email me or leave a comment. Let's swap!

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

I can't resist! Must swap!

tabbytuxedo AT yahoo DOT com.

Lolly said...

This is such a fun idea, Karen! I can't wait. I am definitely in! ;)

Joni said...

What a great idea for a swap! Good summer fun, of course I'd like in. :) my e-mail addy is joni@milesdesigns.com

Debby said...

Hi -- I'm new to your blog. I saw the announcement for the swap on Lolly's blog today. I adore summer, so please count me in!

adamsdebra AT sbcglobal DOT net

Thank you for hosting this!

Javajem said...

Hi! I found your swap from Lolly's blog! I'd love to participate! I haven't had much luck with my SP8 pal - no packages! But this sounds like fun!

My email is javajem at yahoo dot com

I can't wait!

-Jody

Kat said...

Karen, What a great idea! I would love to join your Flip Flop Swap! What a riot! Count me in!!

Christy said...

I'd love to join! sra_nelsonATyahooDOTcom

Lynne said...

Okay, I want to swap! It sounds like so much fun!

AmyArtisan said...

Sounds like great summer fun! Count me in!

amyartisan AT gmail DOT com

Leslie said...

Count me in....
bersan1954 AT yahoo.com

knittingnurse said...

I'm in, I'm in!

Yeah!

jdammons@yahoo.com

MissyJoon said...

I can't resist--please count me in on the flip flop fun!
I am missyjoon@gmail.com

MissyJoon said...

I can't resist--please count me in on the flip flop fun!
I am missyjoon@gmail.com

Jeremy said...

Count me in too!

lber1@mac.com

Gracie said...

I'd love to be in the swap too! Sounds like fun!

graciebell@gmail.com

Marisol said...

I'd love to join. I'm pretty sure I sent you an email requesting to be included:)

This sounds like a whole lot of summer fun!

deniseinga said...

please include me in the flip flop swap
denise_rowell@hotmail.com

Lynne said...

Hi Jen.... I was dumped by my pal. Can you email me so that I can send you the details when I get home from work?
www.iwasknittogetherinmymotherswomb.typepad.com