Sunday, March 12, 2006

Vacation swap details

Well, it sounds like several of you are interested in this small swap. I've worked up the details and created a Yahoo group to help me moderate it. Here we go: The theme of this knitting swap is Vacation. What is meant by this? Well, each person participating will be knitting a small project for their swap pal that can be used for the swap pal's vacation. Ideas include a small felted bag with a paperback inside for beach reading, a set of knit spa washcloths with some nice soaps or candles for spa theme, an ipod cozy and guidebook for an urban vacation, a handknit small project pouch with a pattern for a small project that can be taken along on a road trip, some felted slippers to keep toes warm and cozy for a camping trip. I'm sure there are other ideas out there! Finding out what your swap pal has planned or wishes for their "vacation package" will be important! This is a one time swap. Sign-ups will close on April 2nd. Matches will be sent out by April 16th. The swap package should be in the mail by June 1st, in time for summer vacations. The minimum spending amount is $15, which I think is reasonable for a one-time only swap and hopefully economical for people who'd like to swap. Also at least one part of the package needs to be handknit whether that is felted slippers, a felted bag, spa washcloths, a panta, a summer hat, socks, and ipod cozy, etc. Small projects are the idea here. So if you are interested, send me an email at craftylilly AT hotmail DOT com . Give me your name, snail mail address, and I will send you an invite to join the yahoo group. I have set up a database in the yahoo group for people to add in their preferences, so those without a blog can participate!

7 Comments:

Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

the vacation swap sounds like fun :) love the new look, the title is really cute!

3/12/2006 07:10:00 PM  
Blogger weaselrina said...

Love the new look, and th vacation swap idea sounds fun - i wish i had some free time right now to participate but Im crazed.

the banner is great!

3/12/2006 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

What a cool idea! It's also a nice way to share in someone else's vacation.

3/13/2006 01:58:00 AM  
Blogger The Scarlet Tree said...

I like the sound of it! (New look is a winner too) I would like to be in that

3/13/2006 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

The swap sounds so fun- I love the idea of including a knitted item and tailoring it to a vacation theme. I'll let you know for sure by the 2nd!! Thanks for coming up with such a fun idea! Take care, Jennifer! :-)

3/13/2006 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

This is such a cute idea, J! I think I can swing a little knit for a vacation pal by June 1st, so sign me up! Also wanted to tell you that I love the new banner - very nice!

3/16/2006 07:58:00 AM  
Blogger Zarah said...

I'll join, too! Swapping is fun!

3/24/2006 03:56:00 PM  

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