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Old 10-10-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone!! My Best friend(KnitPrincess) and I(*KnitPixie*) have decided that it is time for a new swap and we have decided to make it a kit swap Wouldn't everyone just LOVE to get a package in which they could make something right away? Have you ever found a pattern you loved and wanted to knit but realized that you do not have all the essentials to do so..well with the kit made from your swap pal you will be able to Your pal will select Five patterns he/she have been wanting to knit/crochet and you will then choose a pattern in which you would like to base the kit around..YAY WHAT FUN?!
For example:
From a list from my pal I chose the Jaywalker sock pattern and plan to make a little sock kit.
So I would include sock yarn to make the socks, sock stitch markers, and maybe even sew a cute project bag and include some chocolate..Voila!! A sock kit that she is sure to love
Please be sensitive to the fact that this is our first time being swap hostesses so we decided to do it together to take off some of the pressure

This swap is now for international swappers as well as the states
If there are any questions at all please email me( HELP SWAP and My Best friend and I will review your question and get back to you as soon as we can

Swap time line:
Registration by: October 24,2008 (Closed)
Partners will be given by: October 31,2008(Already given)
Packages must be mailed by: November 28,2008

Here is the 'Kit n' Kaboodle' plan:
*Price ranges are $15, $20, $25, and $30(not including shipping) These prices are USD

* This theme is based on getting a knitting kit to complete a given project. Meaning a kit that has a pattern, yarn to knit the chosen project and a knitting tool/notion tailored to suit your partners preference.
* Please keep in mind favourite fibers (and allergies too! got to be a responsible swapper.)

* Your swap pal will pick five patterns that they have been wanting to knit/crochet but these patterns must be of a simple nature as to keep within the price range. Examples :Socks, scarves, hats,mittens, ect. Also you are to create a healthy mix of free patterns as well if you include pay patterns

the secret sender would then be responsible for doing the following:

* dye, spin, or buy yarn in their selected price range
*Choose one pattern from the choices they have given to make your pal a kit. If you have a higher price range to meet feel free to add more patterns and yarn until you meet the price range=)
*You are also responsible for including a knitting tool/notion. This can be knitting needles,stitch markers, holders, tape measurers, row counters etc.

optional of course (as usual) would be little goodies like chocolate, teas, special regional treats or favourite candies .. whatever pops into your wonderful heads!(can be included in price range but please no more than 15% of the price as this is a knitting swap and most of the contents should relate to knitting Fair enough?!)

Package tracking or delivery confirmation is required for this swap
Also we think communication is very important in a swap so we have decided that the rules are:
You must contact your secret pal once when you get their info(2-3 days), a second time, no later than Nov. 15th, and a third time when you have mailed the package.
We will not tolerate anyone NOT contacting their pal. This helps your pal know you are still participating, and keeps you more accountable for your package. Swappers, if your partner fails to contact you by November 15th, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Via PM please!!
<3 Aimee <3

We could learn a lot from crayons:some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names,
and all are different colors....
but they all exist very nicely in the same box.


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