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Wee Tiny Sock Swap 2009

**Official Press Release: Wee Tiny Sock Swap 2009**

After consultation with our Technical Specialist, Yarn Miracle is pleased to announce the Official Dates for Wee Tiny Sock Swap 2009!

Sign-ups open: Sunday, April 19, 2009 (let’s say around noonish central)
Sign-ups close: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 (sometime in the evening)
Please note: There are no participation limits on sign-ups! As long as you fill out the web form while it is available, you’re in!

Matches will be emailed sometime on Friday, April 24, 2009 so you’ve got the whole weekend to knit Wee Tiny Socks. Wee Tiny Socks will all be mailed on Monday, April 27, 2009.

Stay tuned to Yarn Miracle for a more detailed post, but the answers to the FAQS are these:

  • Sign-ups will be handled by WEB FORM. The link to this form will be announced before sign-ups open (and several times after that).
  • Non-US swappers are welcome and encouraged to participate.
  • This is not a secret swap – everyone should contact their down stream pal (the person you are knitting for) to make a new friend.
  • Greeting Cards are ideal Wee Tiny Sock mailing vehicles.
  • There were 276 participants in the Wee Tiny Sock Swap of 2008. Will we top that in 2009?

Here we go!

polaroid is not dead

Who wants to live in a world where you can’t watch an image resolve before your eyes? Not Dave Bias, it’s his mission to save Polaroid. I hope they are ready soon, I need more film for my Spectra.

Wee Tiny Socks the Third

Anybody up for a little post-Easter Wee Tiny Sock Swapping?

I am just trying to see if there is still interest, I know some Ravelry groups have been running them all year long.

So let’s say:
30 comments on this post before April Fool’s Day and I will set a late April date for the sign-ups and swap!

For the basics of how the WTS worked last year, click here.

I also really need a Volunteer Angel Coordinator. I didn’t have time to sort all that out last year and had to be all “swapper beware.” This made me sad. Even though they are tiny socks that don’t use up a lot of time or money, it’s a SWAP: everyone should have a sock when it’s over. But since there are even fewer naps this year, I need some help to make that happen.


Let me get this part out of the way:


dad gum

I feel obliged to point out that I was working both sides of the Deep-V on this Pullover at the same time so that they match perfectly. The other side is fine. This must have happened when I went back to fix that other problem – I really shouldn’t watch interesting television and try to knit at the same time. But whatever. Any sort of urgency I felt toward this sweater vanished when I turned off the heater and opened the windows about three weeks ago. I know we’ll have at least one more cold snap that has the potential to be sweater-worthy, but even that hasn’t provided much motivation.

I’d rather make toys. Let’s call it a phase.


Prototype Chicken!

I plan to make the pattern for Sweetie Chicken and her rooster companion available at some point in the future. They are developed entirely from scratch* and inspired by this low moment for Alabama’s legislative branch concerning the current cockfighting law. My favorite part is the elected officials who were in the building and didn’t bother to show up for the meeting. Which was a total circus with all the out-of-towners, but still. If you choose to read the article, the more interesting** parts are on page two.

I don’t want to end on a down*** note so I will leave you with one last image:


Guess what?

*wahahaha I am so funny!
**In other words: disgraceful.
***ohhohoho The chicken jokes never stop!