Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wee Tiny Sock 2008 (received)

Amanda made this adorable red striped Wee Tiny Sock for the swap and mailed it to me. Her post office was ornery and insisted on an extra 17c postage, so it went back to her and she covered the envelope with 2c stamps - hilarious! (I should have taken a picture. Bad blogger!)

I love the colors and of course it's just plain adorable. I think I'll make a series of Christmas ornaments of my Wee Tiny Socks!

I asked at my local post office about it, and Mary (my postal worker extraordinaire) said that if it won't fit through a 1/4" slot, then it is a package and needs the extra postage. I think it depends on the envelope you use, whether you put the sock in card stock (say, in a greeting card or something), and the pickiness of the person who handles it, whether it gets a pass or not. Last year, I enclosed it in a notecard; this year, I put it in a business envelope. And we have super-friendly people at our post office (although probably the handler was in Santa Barbara, where all non-local mail gets sorted). (Or maybe the term is super-lax people? I mailed a Christmas card to Ireland this year with only domestic postage, and it got there!) Something to consider for next year....

3 comments:

trek said...

It's the machines' fault. If it can't squish through the opening in the machinery, it gets called a package. Phooey.

Kathy said...

Your wee tiny sock is so adorable! orange is so california! Silly post office.

Dancing Knitter said...

I'm just glad it got to you. I was wondering how I was going to use up all of those extra 2 cent stamps that I accidently purchased from the machine at the post office. I guess they finally gave me a way to do that! :)