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Old 01-14-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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Knitted Item Swap?
Just curious if anyone would be interested in doing a knitted item swap?
I've just seen an afghan squares exchange where each participant knits
let's say 12 squares and then sends to 11 other people so that
everyone ends up with 12 different squares to sew together into
an afghan. It looked like alot of fun and seemed like a brilliant way
to do some stash busting! It didn't matter what type of yarn you
used or what pattern just so long as each square measured the set

Anyway, I'd love to get involved in something like that or if not
something that big then even a sock swap, scarf swap, *insert
knitted item here* swap....haha Just thought it would be fun to
swap some actual knitting....

Any thoughts?

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Old 01-14-2008, 09:07 AM   #2
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I could go for that. I give away most of my knitting anyway. So at least if I give it to another knitter, they would know the work that went into it.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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i like that idea. i have several currently unloved random balls of yarn that would just love to be made into freindly swap squares im sure.

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Old 01-14-2008, 09:22 AM   #4
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Sounds nice, but it's not one I'd take part in.
My skills aren't all that fantastic yet, so whatever someone would get from me would be VERY simple and most likely disappointing. Add to that the fact that I work (besides at home) 11 hour days, and just don't have the time to get something whipped out in a limited deadline time.
Just some random thoughts. Don't know if others are in the same situation as me or not, but it might be a consideration......
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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I like the idea! I think something like dishclothes or scarves or even socks (redheadrachel would like that!) can be good ideas. It can also be a learning project for people too! if someone doesn't know how to make something but are willing to learn and have the dedication then they should join. All the people in the swap will be making (for example socks) so they'll be plenty of help for anyone that's having a problem doing something. Plus there's tons of internet resources. I love swaps and I think knitting something for someone and possibly learning a new thing, would be a fun challenge
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #6
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I'd be up for it when it gets off the ground
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:14 AM   #7
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Oh my gods, I would LOVE to ... but I'm such a slacker about stuff, I'd probably never get it done until forever. Add to that ... I really don't like a lot of the knit stuff I've run across for myself, so most of what I would get, I'd probably regift.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:47 AM   #8
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I think is a great idea! Maybe we should think of the time, like two months to finish the item. Some of us are not fast knitters... and when life comes along... hehehe! Anyway, if you guys start this swap i will love to join.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:12 AM   #9
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I love the idea of the afghan squares.

I would have to opt out of a sock swap as I haven't mastered dpns yet, nor magic loop.... I have frogged my husband's tie which won't show the ladders about 50 or more times now for I can't figure out why or how I start knitting one way, then reverse so my once knitted side is now purled and the purled side is suddenly knitted.

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:37 AM   #10
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Ok, so maybe we should post a poll to see what the most people
would be interested in doing? Anyone know how to do that? hehe
go ahead whoever does. I certainly don't want to exclude anyone and
as Samsam said the idea of it being a knit along is so we can all help
each other out! Also, I think we need to be reasonable with the time
and not expect anyone to belt out anythign too fast... And, for
what it's worth, if we did exchange afghan squares I'd be fine with
receiving a simple garter st or stockinette st square from those who
are still new to the craft.

Anyway, someone who knows how to post a poll maybe put one up
with a few options and see what people would go for....? Also, I
have no idea how to host a swap so if this starts going forward
there would need to be someone who'd want to do it.....

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