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Knit for Crochet Swap--Cancelled

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  :hook  KNIT FOR CROCHET SWAP! :knit

 

 

Are you a crocheter who loves to knit? This swap is for you!

 

In the Knit for Crochet Swap, you will exchange two items with your partner: one large and one small; one must be knit, one must be crochet. For example, you could knit a slouch hat and crochet a scarf. Or knit a scarf and crochet a headband. If you’re fast, you can knit a shawl and crochet a dishcloth. But one item of each technique must be included. If you have the time and are a fast crafter, you can do two large items. But you cannot do two small items. Make sure you check which items you'd like to receive in the survey, and if there's something else you think might be appropriate that you'd like to receive, please add it (but your swap hostess gets final say on whether it meets the swap requirements).

 

The total value of your package must equal $25, which does not include shipping. You may include additional items based on your partner’s survey and emails, and don’t forget to stalk their Wish List for other ideas. Your partner may prefer that you buy a high end yarn so that you both get to enjoy it: you working with it and her wearing it; please respect yarn preferences.


Remember, your partner’s skills in a craft may not be up to yours, but she has done her best to create an item just for you. If you have any questions about which category an item you may want to make falls under, please contact DesertCrocheter. A set of 4 storage boxes would count as one large item, for example, even though just one storage box would not.

 

 

 

General Information

 

 

Swap Dates: This swap starts 1 July 2014 and ends 15 AUGUST 2014. All packages must be received by the ending date, so the mailing deadline for this exchange is 8 AUGUST 2014. All packages MUST be in the mail by 8 AUGUST 2014 (mailing deadline).

 

Remember: Crochetville admin limits Villagers to two swaps at one time. If you are already signed up for two swaps, one must be completed before the Knit For Crochet Swap starts for you to be eligible to swap. See the Swap Guidelines. A swap will count as completed if you have mailed your final package and delivery confirmation information shows your package has been received OR your swap partner has posted a thank-you in the swap thread.

GUIDELINES:

Here are the rules. Please read them thoroughly before signing up.

1. Please submit a survey if you want to participate in this exchange. (See second post for Survey information.) Surveys should be emailed to the swap coordinator, DesertCrocheter, at patrysia_520 AT msn DOT com. Please list the swap name in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email when your survey is received, and your username will be added to the list of swappers posted below. Surveys can be submitted until noon Eastern zone DST (New York City) on 29 June 2014. N.B.: Please do not send your survey as attachment--attached surveys always make my msn account freeze! Please cut and paste the survey in the body of your message.

2. It is not required that you answer all the questions on the survey (except for name, address, and Crochetville nickname), but it is a good way for your partner to know your other preferences: favorite color, allergies, etc. If you have been in a recent swap, you may want to let the hostess know who your swap partner was, so you are not accidentally teamed again (this has happened).

3. By submitting a swap survey, you agree to follow all Swap Guidelines and general forum guidelines. Please note—there is now a new requirement re: digital patterns.

4. Partner assignments will be e-mailed to you on 1 July 2014. Packages must be POSTMARKED BY 8 August 2014. **Proof of shipping is required whenever it is available (see Swap Guidelines for details), and the delivery confirmation number must be emailed or PM'd to the swap coordinator.** All packages should be received by the end of the swap on 15 August 2014.

5. E-mail the coordinator, DesertCrocheter at patrysia_520 AT msn DOT com, when you receive your partner information at the start of the swap, and when you send and receive your exchange item(s) so that she can keep record of who sent and received. Do not PM her through Crochetville. This is in addition to posting to the swap thread that you mailed or received your assigned partner and your packages. Lots of messages are posted to the swap thread daily. Please don’t make the swap coordinator go through all those messages to see if you sent/received your package!!! Remember, these emails are now required of all Crochetville swappers. Failure to do so will result in the accumulation of reputation points.

6. Please thank your partner for their thoughtfulness when you receive your package. It will make his or her day. **Thank-you’s MUST be posted on the swap thread, but you can post links to your blog for photos, etc., if you choose. Thank-you’s are REQUIRED!!**Please also thank your partner personally with a private email, as well as a post to the swap thread. The private thank-you lets your partner know that their package has been received, and the public thank-you lets the other swappers know what you received and adds to everyone’s enjoyment of the exchange. Both public and private thank-you’s are required.

7. Make sure your postage and receiver's address are correct before mailing. Mark your package with Crochetville Knit for Crochet Swap. Do not forget that delivery confirmation (or other proof of shipping) is required whenever it is available, and the delivery confirmation must be emailed to the swap coordinator. This provides proof of mailing in case your package is lost during transit. Delivery confirmation is now standard with first class shipping.

8. If you have a problem with your partner or an item you receive, please DO NOT post complaints to the swap board. Please PM or email the swap coordinator privately.

9. If your package is not postmarked by the Mailing Deadline of 8 August 2014, you will be subject to the consequences listed in the Swap Guidelines. Please contact the swap coordinator BEFORE the mailing deadline passes if there is a problem.

10. Since we are an international group, everyone is more than welcome to participate. That means that your exchange partner may live across the world and packages may take longer to arrive and cost more to ship. Keep this in mind when mailing items.

11. Most importantly, have fun! Happy Swapping!!


IMPORTANT DATES:


June 29: survey deadline
August 8: mailing deadline
August 15: end of swap

 

* Information for All Crochetville Swaps *

While you are required to read and understand the entire 2013 guidelines and the Copyright/Trademark Guidelines for Swaps in order to participate in a swap, the following major points are reminders. 

Eligibility: To participate in any Crochetville swap, you must be at least 18 years old and have achieved Villager membership level. For complete details, see Who is eligible to participate in a swap? 

* Swap Limit: You may participate in a maximum of two swaps at one time at Crochetville. For complete details, see How many swaps may I join at one time?

* Any Swap Problems? Contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible. For complete details, see Swap Problems. 

* To Avoid Receiving Negative Points and/or Revocation of Swap Privileges: 
For complete details about negative points, see What actions could cause me to receive negative points? 
For complete details about revocation of swap privileges, see What actions could cause me to have my swap privileges revoked?

 

 

  • The items you send must meet at least the minimum requirements of the swap.
  • Within one week of receiving your partner assignment/survey from your Swap Hostess, post in the swap thread saying that you have received your partner.
  • Mail your swap package by the POSTMARK-BY deadline given in your swap.
  • When mailing your swap package, get a delivery confirmation (DC) number or other proof of mailing AND, within one week of mailing, send your DC or other proof of mailing to your Swap Hostess. If you are unable to obtain proof of mailing, still contact your Swap Hostess to say you have mailed but could not get proof of mailing.
  • Within one week of receiving your swap package from your swap partner, post a thank you to your partner in the swap thread.
  • You are expected to respond promptly to swap-related messages (PM/Private Message or email) from your Swap Hostess or Crochetville Administrators.

* Privacy Information: Your privacy is always very important to us at Crochetville. The information you submit for a swap is never used nor shared for any purpose other than the swap you are joining. The information you provide to your Swap Hostess on your swap survey is provided to your assigned swap partner(s). This information may also be provided to the Swap Coordinator and Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) for the purposes of swap coordination only. If necessary, and with your prior permission, survey information may also be provided to a Swap Angel sending an Angel Package (that is, a Crochetville member sending a replacement for a swap package not received). Your personal contact information (name, email address, mailing address) may also be used to obtain any specific items you have requested (gift certificate, digital pattern through Ravelry, etc.).

 

Edited by DesertCrocheter

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KNIT FOR CROCHET SWAP SURVEY

 

What is your full name (for mailing purposes only), and C'ville nickname?

 

Email address for swap information?

What is your mailing address?

Do you have any allergies? (Smoke, certain scents, food items, cats/dogs, wool, etc)?

Do you, or anyone in your household, smoke?

Can you exchange with a smoker?

Do you have cats/dogs, or other pets?

 

Can you ship to an international partner?


What are your favorite colors? Are there any colors you don't like?

What sort of project(s) do you enjoy crocheting or knitting? Are there any types of projects that you don't like and don’t want to receive?

What sort of yarn do you like to work with when making your favorite project(s)? (examples: acrylic, natural fiber, worsted weight, lighter weights, thread, etc)

What other crafts besides crochet do you enjoy, if any?

What type of hooks do you like? (Boye, Bates, bamboo, etc)

 

Crochet experience:  ____ Beginner  ____ Intermediate ____ Experienced

 

Knit experience: ____ Beginner  ____ Intermediate  ____ Experienced

 

 

Select which of the following categories you would like to receive:

 

Knit:

 

Large Items:                           Small Items:

____ Hat/beret                       ____ Dishcloth/washcloth                  ____ Amigurumi

____ Scarf                              ____ Headband                                   ____ Coasters

____ Shawl                             ____ Bookmark                                  ____ Potholder

____ Purse/tote                       ____ Tea cozy                                     ____ Kerchief

____ Mitts                               ____ Pet accessory                             ____ Bowl/container

____ Sofa pillow                    ____ Holiday ornament                      ____ Snowflake

____ Table runner                  ____ Flower                                        ____ Coin purse

____ Holiday stocking           ____ Sachet

 

Crochet:

 

Large Items:                           Small Items:

____ Hat/beret                       ____ Dishcloth/washcloth                  ____ Amigurumi

____ Scarf                              ____ Headband                                   ____ Coasters

____ Shawl                             ____ Bookmark                                  ____ Potholder

____ Purse/tote                       ____ Tea cozy                                     ____ Kerchief

____ Mitts                              ____ Pet accessory                             ____ Bowl/container

____ Sofa pillow                    ____ Holiday ornament                      ____ Snowflake

____ Table runner                  ____ Flower                                        ____ Coin purse

____ Holiday stocking           ____ Sachet

 

(Other items are certainly acceptable, but please check with your swap hostess to make sure your idea meets the large/small requirements!)

 

What extra goodies do you enjoy? (tea, coffee, cocoa, books, magazines, etc.)

 

Have you participated in a swap at C'ville before? Which ones? Are you currently already signed up for two exchanges?

 

Have you read all of the swap rules, both for this specific swap and the general swap guidelines? And do you agree to follow these rules?

Anything else you want your partner to know?

Anything you want the exchange coordinator to know such as being related to a particular member? (This information is removed before survey information is sent to your partner. It's kept private and confidential).

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Okay, everyone, welcome to the inaugural Knit for Crochet Swap!  I think this is going to be loads of fun as we get to show off our skills in both crafts. I love both and have been searching for a way to combine them for a swap. Think of this as the BETA test for this swap :P .

 

Just a note: I am on vacation June 19-23, and may not have access to WiFi to check emails. Do not panic if you email your survey in during that time and don't receive a response from me. I'll confirm with you as soon as I can.

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I am thinking of joining this swap.

I am a very new beginner knitting

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although I'm not a knitter,I'm sorry to see this one didn't have the numbers to see it through

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None of them do anymore.  I think there are way too many swaps on here and that is why the numbers aren't what they used to be.  When I first joined and was able to do a swap they were few and far between so by the time they came around everyone was excited about them.  Plus I think we've lost alot of members since this "new" Crochetville came into being.  Very sad...

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