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katiebug081504
05-10-2007, 11:30 PM
I am really interested in particapating in one of these, can anyone give me info about them and where to find them?

snowbear
05-11-2007, 02:42 AM
we just are finishing up with the last one.. we're down to the last 2 to receive.

Generally, just watch the posts.. since we all ( it seems) has loved it, I'm sure there will be another one soon.

So, just watch,, join in.. and know you're welcome.

Nobones
05-11-2007, 04:55 AM
I want to join the next one too! It was fun watching you guys get your parcels and sharing in your enjoyment.

I already have a few ideas on what I would put in a parcel!

Looking forward to joining in

Sanibelle
05-11-2007, 10:52 AM
The swap was so much fun - I met the nicest people through the swap. The person that sent me yarn lives in California and I am hoping that she come to NY to visit one of these days. The person that I sent yarn to lives just ouside of Amsterdam and since I will be going there in September I know that I will get to meet her then. Since she is from NY too originally I am already starting to think about what suprises I can bring her.. (bagels!)

With that said what does everyone think of doing another swap soon but this time it is 2 packages - one with suprise yarn and then a month or 2 later we would send a second one where we actually make something to send to our swapper? It could be something as simple as a scarf or a bag like the booga bag.

I would even be willing to coordinate if Kblue did not want to do it again....

Please let me know your thoughts and if anyone would be interested.

Lynn

Leah22b
05-11-2007, 11:01 AM
Oh that sounds like fun. I would be interested in joining!

rennfamily
05-11-2007, 11:22 AM
I'm so in! This one was so much fun and I just can't wait!!

VickyS456
05-11-2007, 11:37 AM
The person that I sent yarn to lives just ouside of Amsterdam and since I will be going there in September I know that I will get to meet her then. Since she is from NY too originally I am already starting to think about what suprises I can bring her.. (bagels!)

mmmmmm.... bagels!!!!!! :eyebrow: "everything" bagels are my favorite... ya know.. in case you were wondering.

(OT: Lynn, I got your last email and will respond in a bit, it's been crazy around here.)

So, when is the next swap? I'm in! I had a blast and I got to know some lovely ladies :heart:

threesmom
05-11-2007, 11:38 AM
Me too! Me too! I've just been trying to figure out what they were all about - and I like the idea with 2 packages - more fun! Keep us posted -

MommaG
05-11-2007, 11:51 AM
I think I would be interested in this. It sounds like a great way to make even more knitting friends.

robynbird
05-11-2007, 12:42 PM
Me me me!!! :)

jeanius80
05-11-2007, 12:57 PM
i had fun (mostly) but would love to do it again. a longer swap would be fun... i think sending two 'secret' packages, reveling yourself w/ the second package, and sending a thank-you knit (scarf/booga/socks/hat) would be great!

aineepooh1
05-11-2007, 06:56 PM
OK :teehee:

BostonBecca
05-11-2007, 07:33 PM
I am in! I missed the first swap and so want to be in the next one.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-11-2007, 07:42 PM
If you want to "organize" a swap, check out the other swap threads, either here on in the KAL forum... organizing can be tedious, so maybe you could also talk to the other people who have been involved.


It's so fun being a secret pal! I'm glad that so many of you are interested!

snephenie
05-11-2007, 08:11 PM
I'd be more than willing to organize a swap...I'm pretty good at those things (says modest me)

katiebug081504
05-11-2007, 11:25 PM
So, how does this work exactly? Do we have a wish list...or does the person just send whatever. I'm new to a lot of this stuff.

jeanius80
05-12-2007, 12:23 AM
So, how does this work exactly? Do we have a wish list...or does the person just send whatever. I'm new to a lot of this stuff.
we answered a questionare, likes, dislikes, outside of knitting hobbies. some of us also created an anonymous email accunts to email our reciever. teasing or getting more info on what they like.
each person who signed up chose a price range they were comfortable spending in and we had a loose 'deadline' to ship by. most of the swappers included little gifts like stitch markers and patterns. somtimes tasty treats like chocolate. these were in addition to the cost of the yarn. shipping was also not included in the price range chosen.
it was alot of fun shopping for someone else. kblue did a great job matching up people with other who seemed to have similar tastes. that was neat!
overall, this was a great experience! it also allows you to maybe buy and check out yarns you wouldn't have other wise chosen. the nice thing about the oe time swap with no real deadline was that it gave you more wiggle room for ordering yarn online istead of a LYS purchase, wich can sometimes let you get more yarn for your money for your reciever.... more yarn is alway great :mrgreen:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-12-2007, 12:35 AM
keep in mind that you don't *have to* include little extra gifties.

syndactylus
05-12-2007, 02:16 AM
I'd want to - & no missing the deadline hopefully. :doh:
the knitting part sounds fun!

snephenie
05-12-2007, 10:45 AM
Once the current swap ends, I'll post something in the KAL forum and see if the group is ready for another.

The last one we did was two part...but it was both yarn. I kinda like the idea of the second half knitting something...

JamOKnit
05-15-2007, 01:39 PM
I want in too!!! I organized a similar swap over at my other obsession site (PaperbackSwap) and it went SO well!!! :muah:

Quiltlady
05-15-2007, 03:09 PM
I want to be in this swap too!! Can't wait to sign up. :cheering:

marykz
05-16-2007, 01:20 PM
loved the swap- am in for the next one too-

but I worry my skillz aren't up to snuff... I'd be afraid that whatever I knitted for part II wouldn't be nice enough when compared to all the amazing knitters we have here. just a thought.

ADAllen
05-16-2007, 01:59 PM
but I worry my skillz aren't up to snuff... I'd be afraid that whatever I knitted for part II wouldn't be nice enough when compared to all the amazing knitters we have here. just a thought.


I'm kinda worried about that too:oops:. I've got a big trip coming up and I've yet to successfully complete a project, so I think I'm going to sit this one out. I'm definitely going to be all about the next one though :heart:

snephenie
05-16-2007, 08:54 PM
I'm kinda worried about that too:oops:. I've got a big trip coming up and I've yet to successfully complete a project, so I think I'm going to sit this one out. I'm definitely going to be all about the next one though :heart:

Please don't sit it out. We have changed the second package to either a knitted item or knitting related goodies!!!

Come join us!!!!

ADAllen
05-17-2007, 12:59 AM
Well, if you're gonna twist my arm :wink: I suppose I'll have to get busy:knitting:

Nobones
05-17-2007, 05:19 AM
I was worried about knitting up an item for someone else. I'm probably the world's slowest knitter you see. Now it's changed I feel a little more relaxed and can't wait to swap with someone. I think I'd prefer to swap with someone outside the uk.

Sanibelle
05-17-2007, 09:23 AM
For those of you that are concerned about knitting for the swap - please don't be. We were all new knitters once....We can all use a nice new scarf and even new knitters can do that. It is all just in fun... no one is going to critique your knitting. So please... don't even worry about it...just have fun with it!

Lynn

socklady
03-01-2013, 02:56 AM
I am just new here but would love to do a swap and it should not matter how well you knit to me it is all about fun and meeting fellow knitters

Antares
03-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Unfortunately, this thread is several years old, but perhaps some of the current members will want to participate in this.