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Old 07-30-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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Surprise Theme Swap-Who's in, Pg 2, PACKAGES ARRIVING!!
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Thanks Snephanie for doing the summer swap for us! i know everyone had a great time, and it went so smooth- just a couple of hiccups
Since the summer swap is coming to a close, a few kh'ers have already expressed a desire for another swap! Both Nobones and I stepped forward to organize the next swap. We decided she would do a holiday swap and i will do this swap
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Swap time line is easy. Sign-ups close August 18, 2007. It is a one month swap, with your package being shipped no later then October 1, 2007. Please be timely!

here is the plan:
  • each person would pick a theme/idea/color they love (i.e. roses, mermaid, green, fast cars, cookies, lady bugs ...)
  • favourite fibers (and allergies too! got to be a responsible swapper
  • one technique or particular type of pattern they haven't tried but would like to
  • multiple options would be even better, and make it much more of a surprise!
the secret sender would then be responsible for doing the following:
  • dye, spin, or buy yarn in their selected price range and theme
  • buy at least one pattern that highlights the technique their receiver wants to learn (or possible an exact pattern)
  • keep everything in theme! (edible goodies not-withstanding
optional of course (as usual) would be little goodies like stitch markers (handmade or bought), chocolate, teas, special regional treats or favourite candies .. whatever pops into your fabulous head! the idea of the receiver giving the sender at least two theme ideas to choose from would make the anticipation and surprise a little greater, and in my not so humble opinion, even better.

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this initial post is to get your creative juices flowing, and time to come up with theme ideas to give your sender choices. feel free to share in the thread ideas for themes, or ways to incorporate themes!
I'll post the questionaire next, so you can mull over your answers and have plenty of time to fill it out
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
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i'm SO in!!!
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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Me too, me too! I just missed the deadline for the last one being a newbie but I have loved watching it unfold. I am so in but I have no idea how to pick a theme????
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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I'm in!!! Sounds like tons of fun.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:25 PM   #5
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Woo hoo! I can't wait! A swap in the fall! To go with crisp fall nights, bright leaves, pumpkins, apple pies ... and warm wooly yarns!

I love the theme idea too!
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i am so glad you guys like the theme idea!

stirsmommy! you just pick any old thing you like. say you love the color purple. there you go, you got a theme or your a huge nascar fan, there's a theme.... HTH really, your imagination is your limit!

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Old 07-30-2007, 05:39 PM   #7
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So how do I use the button? I am so clueless.
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QUESTIONAIRE!
Please email your questionaire to me @ secretkniter80ATyahooDOTcom
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QUESTIONNAIRE
1. Your name (KH Screen name, first name, last name):

2. Your mailing address:



3. Your primary e-mail address:

4. If there are any problems with your questionnaire how would you like me (jeanius80) to contact you? (Primary email or KnittingHelp PM)

5. Price category $10, $15, $20, $30

6. Your preference on possibly SENDING to someone in another country?
(Donít Mind Sending or Prefer Not To)

7. Is your home smoke &/o pet-free?
(all yarn being given should be kept oderless and kept away for any kind of pets for allergy reasons)

8. Do you have any allergies to pets &/o smoke?

9. Are you allergic or adverse to any types of yarns?

10. Fiber preference?

11. Theme/Idea/colors?(please list at least two, and up to as many as you can think of!






12. Pattern or technique you'd like to try?
(a direct link or name is best)

13. Would you be willing to be a Back Up Secret Knitter for someone who is unable to send to their assigned Pal? (you would then have 2 people to give to)

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This sounds like tons of fun, I love the theme idea. I'm definitely in. I am going to have to spend some time thinking of a theme before I can fill out the questionnaire. Thanks Jeanius!
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Yay!! I'm so excited about this one!!! Don't get me wrong, I had fun organizing the other one, but I want to jump in and actually play this time!!
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