Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Oh, inside voice.... Sign ups for the PRGE are now officially closed!! You will receive your pairing tonight, if you don't please let me know!! I am away from my computer all day tomorrow but will get back with you first thing friday!

Please remember that this is a SECRET GIFT EXCHANGE for the first two months. So please, contact your pal with your secret e-mail address and try not to give away who you are before they open their second box.

The first box needs to be received by your pal on or before the 1st of April. Please, please, please send it with delivery confirmation - if your box doesn't arrive on time and you can show that your box truely is taking a long time in transit, you won't be in trouble - otherwise, you will be. I don't want anyone listed under DEADBEATS, and I really don't want someone listed there who shouldn't be there. So please, mail your box on time (international pals need to think about this - longer postage times), and send it with a tracking number. The box value needs to be at least $15 a month, not including postage.

Finally, the BLOG IS OPEN! Feel free to post anything anytime (except negative remarks about other PRGEers). Anything that strikes you as punk or of interest to the other exchangers is welcome here! Please, if you enter the contests post your entry or a link to your entry on this blog. Also, when you receive your boxes from your pals, either post them here or post a link to where they are on your blog. We ended up with 32 PUNKS, so that is too many blogs to just search for everything!! But what a cool and diverse group we've got!!

ENOUGH RULES! I feel like my mom!
Lets have fun! Be creative! And be good to each other!

Friday, February 23, 2007


Here it is....THE QUESTIONAIRE....its long and involved. Take your time, cut and paste it with your answers, on your blog on or before March 4th, please! The better your answers are to the questions, the easier it is for your pal to send you a great box. It is the best way for your pal to get to know you in the short time before that first box arrived on your doorstep - April 1st....

1. How long have you been knitting/crocheting/spinning?

2. Do you consider yourself a beginner, novice or experienced yarn artist?

3. What fibers (materials) have you knit/crochet with?

4. What are your favorite yarns?

5. What fibers are you dying to try?

6. Do you prefer solid, self striping, or handpainted yarns?

7. What fibers do you dislike?

8. What are your favorite colors?

9. What are your least favorite colors?

10. How did you learn to knit/crochet/spin?

11. What projects are you currently working on?

12. How old is your oldest UFO? What is it? Will it ever be finished?

13. What is the most heartbreaking project that you ever frogged?

14. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

15. Do you own a swift and/or a winder?

16. Where do you keep your needles?

17. Do you enjoy helpful hints about your knitting or does it just piss you off?

18. What techniques are you still a virgin in (lace, cables, ect.) and are you interested in trying them?

19. What knitting magazines do you subscribe to?

20. Are there any books, needles, yarn, patterns that you are dying to get your hands on?

21. Do you enjoy knitting socks? How big are your feet?

22. Do you have a wish list?

23. What are your non-knitting, crochet, spinning hobbies?

24. How do you feel about sports?

25. What is your favorite season? Least favorite season? Why?

26. What is your favorite holiday?

27. Do you like handmade gifts?

28. Do you wear jewelry that isn't real?

29. What are your favorite foods? Scents that you love?

30. What is your family situation? Do you live alone?

31. Do you have any pets?

32. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3's?

33. What are your favorite movies? TV shows? Actors?

34. What do you collect?

35. What do you do in real life -- besides knit and blog?

36. When is your birthday? Is it a national holiday or just another day?

37. Do you have any allergies, medical conditions or disorders that your pal should be aware of (ie. diabetes, food/pet allergies, ect.)?

38. Are there any scents, phobias, or sensory thing (ie, the way certain objects feel) that your pal should be aware of?

39. What is the most difficult thing that you have ever knit/crochet?

40. What is your personal style? Is there a time period/fashion movement that you take your cues from?

41. Anything else that you would like to say?

note - this questionaire is derived (read as shamelessly stolen and updated) from Che and Rachel hostesses of the first Punk Rock Gift Exchange. I would like to thank them once again and give credit where credit is due! Have fun!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Invites are out.....

Hello!! I sent out the invites to become a blog author today! If you didn't get one, please let me know and I will try again -- I may have spelled your e-mail wrong....... I am trying to keep this blog un-cluttered till the blog starts, so anyone else who is interested can find the rules and whatnot easily. So please hold off authoring posts till March 1st.....

I am asking everyone to become a blog author so that you can post your gifts on the blog -- or at least post a link from this blog to yours so that everyone can see what you got - and your gifter gets a bit of glory (and a THANK YOU) for such a great gift!! Same thing with contests, post your entry on this blog or link this blog with yours so that all can see your creativity.

Also, there may be punk/rock/or gift related things that you would like to share with all..... And that is what we are here for, FUN!!

PRGE Questionaire will be posted by next friday - please have it up on your blog by March 4th! Questions, problems, comments, suggestions - leave them here or e-mail me!