Woohoo! I signed up to be in the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap 5: Order of the Phoenix. I was placed in Gryffindor House.
All participants keep a journal that's written from the perspective of their chosen Harry Potter persona, and we have to post to it a minimum of once per week. We have to keep in close contact with the person we're being spoiled by and the person we're spoiling, and we must be sure that everyone receives their kit by the due date. The mailing date is July 25th, so there's plenty of time to complete all the requirements.
Here's what's in the kit:
1 Item handmade by you
2 Yarn in your recipient's house colors (enough for a pair of adult socks)
3 A knitting accessory (like stitch markers, knitting journal, etc. see the site)
4 A pair of new knitting needles.
5 A knitting or crochet pattern for socks, scarf, or bag.
As if all of this weren't enough, there are also a lot of fun games and activities throughout the term. Quidditch, Dueling Club, Dumbledore's Army, and SPEW are only some of the fun things to do.
I seriously urge all of my friends and anyone who reads this to sign up for this swap. It's unlike any I've ever been in before. Click on the link in my sidebar to go to the main site. Seriously.