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Sock swap?
Board: Yakking It Up
Nov 1, 2018 5:08pm
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For the past couple of years, Mommy Mouse hosted a sock swap tracker, which was a lot of fun to participate in. I sent her a message a few days ago to see if she was going to host again, but I see she hasn't logged in to AQ in about a month.

I don't want to step on toes, but I'd like to do another sock swap this year. I'd be willing to host if she isn't available or inclined to do it, but I'd like to gauge the interest first. Who would be interested?

TG
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 1, 2018 6:00pm
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What is a sock swap? I'm brandy brandy new.
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Reply to: #967728 by Neoterra
Nov 1, 2018 6:07pm
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What is a sock swap?

I'm no expert, but if I understand it correctly...
Take the sock off your left foot. Put it on your right foot. Then take the sock off your right foot, and put it on your left foot. Though, technically, if you do that you end up where you started (though, for a brief but glorious time, you will have two socks on your right foot)... Ok, maybe take the sock off your left foot, then take the sock off your right foot, THEN switch them, and put them back on. Yeah, that's better. Of course, this is LETTERBOXING so we are not quite done yet. Now, take both your feet, and STAMP them. Tada!!!!

Or... maybe TrekkieGal should explain it instead? I might have gotten a few details messed up...
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Reply to: #967728 by Neoterra
Nov 1, 2018 6:57pm
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In case you haven't figured it out yet, never listen to wassa.

A sock swap is like a Secret Santa exchange, but just for socks. You buy a pair or two of fun socks, and then the coordinator of the swap gives you an address to send those socks to. Someone else will get your address, so you will receive socks back. The $ limit last year was $5, but I think $8-10 is more realistic for decent quality socks.

TG
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Reply to: #967735 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 1, 2018 7:03pm
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I'll bite =)
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Reply to: #967735 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 1, 2018 7:27pm
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A sock swap is like a Secret Santa exchange, but just for socks.

Oooooh, I was SOOOO CLOSE!

In other words, it's sort of a "Hose Hose Hose!" thing.
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Reply to: #967739 by wassamatta u
Nov 1, 2018 9:19pm
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In other words, it's sort of a "Hose Hose Hose!" thing.

*sigh*

TG
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 2, 2018 6:13am
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I am down for this! Who doesn't love new socks!!
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 2, 2018 9:53am
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I loved doing the sock swap! I would be down to do one this year :)
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 2, 2018 10:21am
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I would love to do this again, got such cute socks last year!
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 2, 2018 4:06pm
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I’d be interested and I know Doublesaj is a big sock fan as well.
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Reply to: #967821 by Amanda from Seattle
Nov 2, 2018 7:38pm
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I recently counted the socks I have in my big sock drawer (all of which I wear at least once a year) and had 94 pair!

YOU'RE DARN TOOTIN' I'M IN!!

Thanks for mentioning me, Amanda :-)

DoubleSaj
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 3, 2018 6:10am
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I'm in for a sock swap!
bluesky
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Reply to: #967838 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Nov 3, 2018 3:25pm
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I recently counted the socks I have in my big sock drawer (all of which I wear at least once a year) and had 94 pair!

You know... I don't think I've ever worn 94 pairs of socks in my ENTIRE LIFE! =) Maybe 94 socks in total.... maybe....

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #967875 by Green Tortuga
Nov 3, 2018 10:37pm
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I just counted the socks in my sock drawers, and there were 125 pairs.

Oh, and that doesn't include any of my plain white socks, my holiday socks, or any pairs that are currently in the laundry.

Might as well face it, I'm addicted to socks.

TG
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 4, 2018 3:56am
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I'd love to participate again!
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 4, 2018 4:10am
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Add me!
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 4, 2018 4:57am
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I’m interested. Sounds fun
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 4, 2018 5:13am
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Me!! I have a minor sock addiction!!
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Reply to: #967889 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 4, 2018 5:15am
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I just counted the socks in my sock drawers, and there were 125 pairs.

I am humbled.....
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Reply to: #967900 by Mama Stork
Nov 4, 2018 6:56am
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Sock drawerS?!
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Reply to: #967729 by wassamatta u
Nov 4, 2018 7:25am
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My mother's side of the family has had something similar going on for years. Only different. Because we believe in mismatched socks. Because it brings good luck. In letterbox hunting. In deer hunting. In duck hunting. In Easter egg hunting. It's what cousins do. In strange families.

We buy two pairs. Each of a different design. We switch the 4 socks so each pair has two designs. We keep one mismatched pair for ourselves. For the other mismatched pair, we send one sock to one person, one sock to a different person. So everyone ends up with 2 pairs of mismatched socks, one pair from the socks they bought themselves & one pair that's from two different people.
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Reply to: #967724 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 4, 2018 8:59am
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Interesting idea. How do you make sure people get a size that fits them? Fun sized people have fun sized feet.

Thinking about this.........

condo
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Reply to: #967903 by BEBO BEAR
Nov 4, 2018 10:16am
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Sock drawerS?!

You know those cube shelves with the fabric drawers? Two of those drawers.

TG
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Reply to: #967914 by condo
Nov 4, 2018 10:17am
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How do you make sure people get a size that fits them?

Everyone lets the organizer know their sock size when they sign up, and then that information gets passed along to the person who will be sending the socks.

TG
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Reply to: #967918 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 4, 2018 3:11pm
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Yeah that's what I mean. You have TWO of them?!
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Reply to: #967914 by condo
Nov 4, 2018 3:49pm
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Fun sized people have fun sized feet.

So fun-sized candy bars are only for fun-sized people? ;-)
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Reply to: #967889 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 15, 2018 2:41pm
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I have found a kindred spirit in Trekkie Gal!! Thanks for making me not feel like a sock-ahalic! I LOVE my fun socks. . . as well as my ugly Christmas sweaters. . . teehee!

DoubleSaj
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Reply to: #967928 by BEBO BEAR
Nov 15, 2018 2:44pm
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I just measured my sock drawer: 21" x 21" x 4 1/2". It's pretty stuffed but there's room for our Sock Swap :-)

DoubleSaj
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Reply to: #967904 by ChocolateBunniesAndPeeps
Nov 15, 2018 2:48pm
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What FUN!! I want a family like yours :-)

DoubleSaj