Saturday, June 23, 2012

Summer Fertility Sock Exchange

Alright ladies, I need a distraction.

I've recently been getting lots of comments/questions about Fertility Socks. Again, the idea is not my own and those who are not familiar with them should read here and here.  I will add one change to this exchange: it is open to anyone touched by infertility/loss. Though the original idea was to have something interesting to wear while in the stirrups (either as a conversation starter or to keep your feet warm in style) I've come to realize that we all could use a reminder that we are not alone, be it we are starting our journey, in the thick of it, or resolved and living with the memories.

Here are the rules:
1) Leave a comment below to let me know if your interested. This exchange is open to anyone who has been touched by IF/miscarriage/infant loss, be it you're currently in treatment, preparing for treatment, recently diagnosed, pregnant after IF, parenting after IF, pursing adoption, living child-free or even supporting someone dealing with IF.

2) Once you've received your recipient's names, please contact them within 24 hrs. Recipients, please response within 24 hrs too. This is incredibly important so that everyone has all the necessary information. For those who will be difficult to contact, please leave an additional comment with your contact information. I will not publish it, but it will help with making the connections.

3) Socks do NOT need to be handmade. Again, when I originally started doing this, I did it because I'm a crazy knitter who in addition to wanting to give something that was handmade also uses knitting as a form of therapy. Please do not feel that you need to learn to knit, crotchet or sew in order to participate. And there are some amazing sock stores out there.

4) If you can no longer participate in the exchange, please contact me immediately. Yes, life happens and unseen circumstances can require you to focus your energy elsewhere. (Trust me, I get it.) But please don't leave your recipient hanging. I'm more than happy to reassign, as long as I'm aware that you can no longer participate.

Deadline for participation is Wednesday June 27th. I'll post a reminder as the deadline comes closer.

28 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this. I was just thinking last night about another pair of socks for my next ivf. Please add my name to list! Youre the best!

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  2. I'd love to do this again. Yay for socks :)

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  3. Thanks for taking on another one I'm totally in!!!

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    1. Just had to give u a shout out on my blog hope u dont mind!! I totally love that ur so selfless to host these exhanges and I want u 2 know I totally appriciate it!!!! THANK U!

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  4. I would be interested in joining. I think it is a great idea as well.

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  5. I never got socks from the last exchange :( I'm not sure about it this time around I'll have to mull it over.

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    1. Oh Trisha, I'm so sorry!! I wish I had known sooner, but I will be contacting your previous exchange partner to give her an opportunity to make amends.

      Ladies, this is what I'm talking about. Please, please make sure you follow through.

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    2. Oh, Trish, that sucks, and after you sent me the most gorgeous pair. If I had known I would have sent out two pairs!

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  6. I'm in! I've been coveting everyone's socks!

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  7. I am totally in again!! It was such a comfort having 'fertility socks' with me on my last journey.

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  8. Oooh! I wanna play! I've seen things about these socks but didn't know where it originated. Yay!

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  9. I had lots of fun doing this last time, count me in again!

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  10. I was just admiring EmHart's socks the other day. Count me in!

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  11. Cristy if you give me Trish as an exchange partner I will make sure she gets a pair of socks!

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  12. I'd love to participate! I need adoption socks :)
    --Teresa

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  13. I'd love to participate as well.

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  14. I am definitely in (readingeachpage.blogspot.com)

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  15. Count me in...you're the best :). Thinking of you during this difficult time...thanks for doing this for all of us once again

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  16. wow. perfect timing! i'm in!! thanks!

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