Knitting Pen Pals


#1

OK, seems as though there is some interest in this. So I’m starting it. Here are “da rules”:

  1. Fill out the form below or respond by PM to a form you see that interests you. [B]Do not[/B] put any personal information such as your e-mail addy or address in the form! This is an open forum. If you are unsure of someone who responds to you, check their longevity here and post count, search their names and see if you can find out something about them. You may want to PM them for a while if you are unsure. The allergy concern is for people who have severe allergies who might be effected by smoke or animal dander.

  2. Agree to send [B]at least[/B] one letter by regular postal mail once a month.

  3. Do not sell your penpal anything. Don’t offer them a part of your business. Do not put them in a chain letter. Do not offer to make parts of their bodies enhanced. Don’t send marriage proposals (well at least initially :wink: ) IOW no spam or junk mail. This is to make friends, not gain customers or love interests.

  4. If you no longer want a pen pal (or have enough pen pals) edit your message here or put up a notice that says, “No More Pen Pals” or something to that effect at the TOP of your message.

  5. Be nice. Don’t expect the world. And remember how to buy stamps (they are 41¢ now domestic US letters - just in case you haven’t mailed a letter recently!)

  6. Don’t feel offended if someone turns you down. They may have more on their plate or have enough pen pals.

That’s it. Here’s the form:

KH Name:
Country:
Are you willing to send internationally?:
Your age range: (such as: 20’s, 30’s, 90’s):
Do you care what age range your pen pal is?
Years knitting:
Gender:
Do you care what gender your pen pal is?
Children?:
Pets?:
Allergy concerns:


#2

Here’s mine :cheering:

KH Name: [COLOR=“DarkRed”]Catz[/COLOR]
Country: [COLOR=“DarkRed”]England[/COLOR]
Are you willing to send internationally?: [COLOR=“DarkRed”]Yes[/COLOR]
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): [COLOR=“DarkRed”]30’s[/COLOR]
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? [COLOR=“DarkRed”]No[/COLOR]
Years knitting: [COLOR=“DarkRed”]15 +[/COLOR]
Gender: [COLOR=“DarkRed”]Female[/COLOR]
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? [COLOR=“DarkRed”]No[/COLOR]
Children?: [COLOR=“DarkRed”]None[/COLOR]
Pets?: [COLOR=“DarkRed”]1 dog 2 cats 1 budgie and a fish tank[/COLOR]
Allergy concerns: [COLOR=“DarkRed”]None[/COLOR]


#3

knitncook… what a neat idea!

KH Name: Astonh
Country: USA
Are you willing to send internationally?: no (US & CAN only please)
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): 30s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? nope
Years knitting: just over 1 yr
Gender: F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? nope
Children?: 2
Pets?: 2 dogs
Allergy concerns: nope

Can’t take on many pen pals due to the above (2 kids) time restraint, but I forward to the opportunity of making a few more new friends.


#4

This sounds fun, I’m up for a pen pal or two…

KH Name: [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]alleusion[/COLOR]
Country: [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]Canada[/COLOR]
Are you willing to send internationally?: [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]yes![/COLOR]
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]30’s[/COLOR]
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]not at all[/COLOR]
Years knitting: [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]officially 9, just picked it up again after many years absence[/COLOR]
Gender: [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]female[/COLOR]
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]nope[/COLOR]
Children?: [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]2.5[/COLOR]
Pets?: [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]Do husbands count as pets? If not, then no, I don’t have any fur babies right now.[/COLOR]
Allergy concerns: [COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]Um…I’m allergic to beech trees. Don’t send me any beech trees![/COLOR]


#5

Husbands don’t count as “pets”, rather they would fall under the “children” category. :roflhard: Sorry, but I couldn’t resist.


#6

I have never had a pen pal before…

KH Name: [COLOR=Navy]Lisa_H-Town[/COLOR]
Country: [COLOR=Navy]USA[/COLOR]
Are you willing to send internationally?: [COLOR=Navy]Sure, I love accents![/COLOR]
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): [COLOR=Navy]40’s[/COLOR]
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? [COLOR=Navy]No[/COLOR]
Years knitting: [COLOR=Navy][I]Almost [/I]1[/COLOR]
Gender: [COLOR=Navy]F[/COLOR]
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? [COLOR=Navy]No[/COLOR]
Children?: [COLOR=Navy]1 Son[/COLOR]
Pets?: [COLOR=Navy]3 Cats / 1 Dog[/COLOR]
Allergy concerns: [COLOR=Navy]None[/COLOR]


#7

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkOrchid]I think I’d like to play, too! I had pen pals all through HS and then as an adult when I was hip deep into rubber stamps.

KH Name: Lizzie
Country: USA
Are you willing to send internationally?: Yes
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): 50s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? No
Years knitting:4
Gender:F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? No
Children?: 6
Pets?:2 cats 1 dog
Allergy concerns: None[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


#8

I’m interested but have a maybe dumb question. I have been typing for going on 15 years now, and do almost 70 wpm. Because of this I think I have forgotten how to “write” and certainly have the worst pennmenship?ack of the entire world. Can I type a letter??? I know it’s a bit impersonal, but gosh, wouldn’t you like to be able to read the words???:roflhard:


#9

KH Name:KnitPixie

Country:USA

Are you willing to send internationally?:Yes

Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s):20’s

Do you care what age range your pen pal is?Nope

Years knitting:About 3

Gender:Female

Do you care what gender your pen pal is?Nope

Children?:Not yet but I have a fiance does that count:teehee:

Pets?:1 dog, 1 budgie,1 turtle

Allergy concerns: Cigarette smoke


#10

KH Name: Feministmama
Country: USA
Are you willing to send internationally?: yes
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): 40s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? nope
Years knitting: 15+/-
Gender: F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? nope
Children?: 1
Pets?: 2 cats
Allergy concerns: cigarettes are yucky

This is so cool. I used to have pen pals when I was a kid. I can’t remember how I got them but I had a lot.


#11

Just want to be clear about this.
Will we be writing about our experiences, success or failures with knitting or knitting projects? Will this be the main theme?
Thank you


#12

I don’t see any reason why you can’t type a letter. It’s still more personal than e-mail. I mean you get something out of the mail box that isn’t furniture advertisement or bills (if you still opt for paper bills)


#13

It will be anything you and your pal want to write about. Could be knitting. Could be your adventures of the week/month. Could be life and how it’s treating you. I’m leaving this up to each individual Pen Pal. Make it what you want. The only thing I’m requesting is that everyone write at least once a month.


#14

KH Name: LauraD
Country:USA
Are you willing to send internationally?: Sure why not
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): 20’s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? no
Years knitting: almost 1
Gender: F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? nope
Children?: 2 girls and a husband
Pets?: 3 dogs
Allergy concerns: none


#15

Here is Mine,like every one else I haven’t had a penpal since 5th grade. So I am going to really like to have one. By the way they now have a forever stamps. You buy them and if the stamps go up you still use the ones you bought. So here goes.

Thank you everyone, I have two wonderful penpals right now. For me that is enough for me to handle right now. Happy writing everyone:happydance:

KH Name:gingerbread
Country:USA
Are you willing to send internationally?:yes
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s):50’s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is?no
Years knitting:2
Gender:female
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? no
Children?:2
Pets?: 1 a dachshund
Allergy concerns: nope_________________


#16

KH Name: Abbily
Country: USA
Are you willing to send internationally?: definitely!
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): 30’s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? nope
Years knitting: not quite 1
Gender: F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? nope
Children?: two daughters- 3 and 5 years old
Pets?: dog
Allergy concerns: cigarette smoke makes me sneeze


#17

What a good idea! Haven’t had a penpal since I was a kid.:cheering:

KH Name:Zebragirlnz
Country:New Zealand
Are you willing to send internationally?:yes
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s):20’s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is?No
Years knitting:2.5
Gender:Female
Do you care what gender your pen pal is?No
Children?:17 year old step daughter
Pets?:1 cat and 1 gold fish
Allergy concerns: cigarette smoke


#18

KH Name: Mangs
Country: Canada
Are you willing to send internationally?:Definitely!
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): Mmm, I’m 18. So I’ll say 20’s
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? Not at all, but I’d love to converse with someone who is older or younger than me.
Years knitting: About a year now.
Gender: Female
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? Nope, but it would be neat to talk to a boy knitter
Children?: None!
Pets?: Two mean cats that love my yarn
Allergy concerns: None (but I don’t like smoke)


#19

Woo, I haven’t had a penpal in ages - used to write to a girl in Saudi Arabia, but that tapered off. Here we go:

KH Name: laptop_knitter
Country: England
Are you willing to send internationally?: yup!
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s): 17
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? nope!
Years knitting: 3 this Boxing day
Gender: female
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? nope!
Children?: two little sisters
Pets?: 9 cats and a dog … and two little sisters.
Allergy concerns: No allergies myself,but my mum does smoke and there are animals.


#20

This sounds like so much fun… I want to play!

KH Name:Sanibelle
Country:USA
Are you willing to send internationally?:Yes
Your age range: (20’s, 30’s, 90’s):50’s chronologically, 30’s spiritually!
Do you care what age range your pen pal is? No
Years knitting:35+
Gender: F
Do you care what gender your pen pal is? No
Children?:None
Pets?: Fish… does that count as a pet?
Allergy concerns: Smoke