Well, I've been away for almost a year.. but my yarn collection has continued to grow. What better way to windle it down but by having a traveling scarf swap! I've searched the forums and I think round 12 was the last, finished in August of 2009.
I've been interested in hosting (or just participating) in a traveling scarf swap for a number of years now, just never got the chance to. Now I've decided there's no time like the present.What is a Traveling Scarf, you say? Well..
A Traveling Scarf is a scarf that's mailed to various knitters/crocheters, who each add a bit to the scarf before mailing it on its way again. You start the scarf, using whatever yarn or pattern you want, setting the stage for how wide you want the final product to be. Then, you mail it off for the next person to add to it. If you've specified a specific color scheme, pattern, or motif, then those who add to your scarf will keep that in mind when adding their section.
At the end of the swap, each swapper will have a unique scarf, 12 "sections" long.
See the gallery of the previous swaps to see examples. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293815.0
Ideally I'd like to have each round of the swap be 2 weeks, so that it ends in about 5-6 months, when people still need scarves in the cold months. Sign-ups would most likely start August 22nd and close Sept 12th (or when we hit 12 swappers). If we have enough interest and someone is willing to co-organize, we could in theory have 24 swappers, with two "sets" of 12 running.
Due to the aggressive shipping timeline, I'd have to limit it to US-only participates (sorry oversea-ers).
So... anyone interested?