Sunday, March 12, 2006
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!