Wednesday, August 15, 2007

HSKS 3 Sign Ups!!!

The time has come!!! We had such a blast with the last HSKS, and so many of the ladies made gorgeous bags, that we thought we'd have another one! This round of HSKS allow the swap members to either swap sock kits are scarf kits. This is how it works:

1st years: Sock Kits

2nd & 3rd: Scarf Kits (Optional)

If you are a 2nd & 3rd year Hogwarts swapper you can choose which you would like to swap - a sock kit or a scarf kit. Just make sure that you note that in your registration form down below. Second and Third years can pass on the sorting hat and choose which House they would like to belong to this time around.

You will be swapping a sock or scarf kit which will which should total an approximate $30 to $40 and include these items:

1. A handmade (by you!) kit bag in your pals House colors- this can either be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but you must MAKE the bag!

2. Sock or scarf yarn in your pals house colors

3. A pair of new knitting needles

4. A set of stitch markers in your pals house colors - handmade or purchased

5. A sock or scarf pattern

You may feel free to add whatever little items that you choose to make your package special for your pal.

Musts: For this swap you must have a blog hosted anywhere (It does not have to be a Blogspot blog - my personal blog is a WordPress blog), and you must post in your blog at least once a week. This is so that your partner will have peace of mind that you'll be around for the duration of the swap. You also have to acknowledge in a blog post when you've received your package from your swap partner within 3 days of receiving it.

Before signing up for the swap you must be sorted into one of Hogwarts four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Please look to the sidebar for links to the Sorting Hat.

I will need four people to volunteer as prefects. I'll need one for each House and your role is to simply act as the House Cheerleader. Visit blogs and answer questions that swap members may have.

There will be three rounds of Quidditch during this swap. There will be no weekly trivia. Quidditch consists of a trivia challenge, picture scavenger hunt, and a hunt for the Golden Snitch.

How to Join
Sign ups will be closed after the swap reaches 100 participants or by August 29th. Please fill out the form below. Afterwards you'll be brought back to this site. If you would like to have a international pal, please say so in the comments section, otherwise you will be matched with someone within your home country or very close to it :)

This is not a secret swap so you will be able to email your partner to see what her preferences are if they are not answered in the questionnaire.

If you do not see your name listed in the side bar at least two days after you sign up, please email me to see what is going on at bordeaux700 AT yahoo DOT com.

HSKS2 Sign-up Form

If you have a problem with this form go ahead and email me your:
First and Last Name
Mailing Address
Email Address
Website Address
Your Hogwarts House
And if you are a second or third year let me know if you'd like to swap a scarf kit.

The problems with signing up seem to be random. I've tried the form with Mozilla and IE and haven't had a problem myself.


loveyourbag said...

Yay! Just signed up and I can't wait. I'm proud to be an overexcited Gryffindor first year!

Lesley said...

Whoot! All signed up!

Anonymous said...

Lesley beat me... Shucks! Again, I'm happy to be a prefect- Gryffindor!

Jenean said...

ROFL!!!! Yes, it was Sarah, Lesley, and then Devin! You gals are funny! Thanks for joining again :)

Cate said...

I just signed up. I'm looking forward to it. Lesley pointed me here. Ravenclaw all the way!

Miss Rose said...

Wheeee! Can't wait to get started.

Are we using the same Questionaire from the first round?

Lesley said...

I am looking forward to this swap especially because I didn't get a package at all last time. Here's hoping I don't get disappointed a second time around.

Listen everyone, I know life can get in the way, but if you're going to back out at least have the courteousy of telling your intended recipient or the hostess so that something can be done, or at least the recipient isn't feeling left out of the loop.

Lesley said...

Oh, and Jenean? Could you change my sign up to sock kit? I know I signed up for a scarf swap, but I think I'd rather do a sock one since I missed out. Thanks.

Kati said...

Can someone help??? I"m trying to sign-up but it just enlessly asks me to confirm the verification string of characters. I've typed them in numerous times but it just keeps coming up again and again. Is there a way to verify if the information went through?


Jenean said...

I'll make sure to change your information, Lesley!

Tia said...

I tried to sign up, but I can't from work. Please save me a spot. I'll fill this out tonight at home.

Bronwyn said...

I'm having issues signing up. When I try to fill out the form it keeps asking me to verify it. Is there a fix for this problem? I see a few other people are having the same issue. :(

CelticMommy said...

Yay, I'm all signed up and excited to be here as a first year! Nice to meet you all!!