This is the thread to Sign-up for the October secret pal challenge! Sign-up closes on Friday, October 2nd and I will get the info of your pal to you on the 3rd, usually in the evening. Please read all of the information below. IT IS MANDATORY TO READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
This challenge is designed to motivate you, help us get to know each other, and be more involved with SP - What a winning combination!
Here is the challenge in a nutshell:
You pick a goal you want to achieve in for the next month. Any goal. You decide how you want to measure your progress toward it. Check in days will be any day you like - just please try to check-in. I will start the new thread on October 3rd.
I will assign you a secret pal who has committed to send you motivations or rewards through the snail mail. They will also include a hint or clue about their identity in the package. You will be able to figure out who they are by looking at participant's SP Web pages, reading their blogs, and checking out our Spark Team. I will post a list of participants on Saturday, October 3rd.
You may also opt to participate in the challenge using Spark Rewards only. Please be aware that if you choose this option, your pal will not be secret, as there is no current way to give rewards anonymously.
So, you love getting stuff in the mail and you are revved to share with the team. Here's how you join:
1) POST A REPLY HERE
Include your goal for the month and that is all the info you need to give.
Please include the answers to the following questions. (If you are SP rewards only, just tell me and you don't have to answer the questions.) I will forward this to your buddy.
a)Full name (or SP name), address, date of birth, and anniversay date (if you have one)
b)Ravelry name (if you have one)
d)what you love to knit
e)a knitting technique you've always wanted to try
f)what type of yarn do you love (weight, material, etc)
g)What other crafts do you do? (sewing, crocheting, etc)
h)CHOOSE ONE LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION (this is per package)
$5 - $10 plus postage
$10-$20 plus postage
$20-30 plus postage
Spark people rewards only
i)are you willing to send items outside of the US?
3)Commit to send 2 packages - the first by October 10th-ish, the second for September 22nd-ish, with clues about who you are to your secret pal. These items should be knitting related - a book, yarn, kit, handcrafted item, etc. They don't necessarily have to be brand new. You know you love to share your stash!
4)Commit to post a check in each week with a little comment about how you feel you're doing. (example: I want to lose 10 lbs. this month and I only lost one this week, but last week was a four pounder, so I'm feeling on track!)
Please Spark mail me if you sign up and don't receive a Secret Pal assignment from me by October 3rd, at night.
Please SparkMail me if you sign up but find you cannot participate for any reason.
Please post any requests for clarification here. I think I've covered it all. Let's do this and really support each other!
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
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