I know swap ettiquete is a hot topic. I was wondering what options swap organizers have to deal with this. In the first swap I organized I had two people who were moderately unhappy about the quality of the items received. In both cases the swappers decided to not push the issue and chalk it up as a swap learning experience. I still feel kind of bad, I don't know if I should have done any thing more. The one case especially, the offending swapper was good in all other aspects of the swap, so she might have tried but is just a beginner crafter.
So my 2 questions:
Do alot of organizers here these kind of complaints?
What can an organizer do about it? Should something be left in the comment section of the swap feedback?
whoa- those look like ambitious intarsia projects. I will try and help, but I'm not too good with gauge or intarsia.
Do you know how to measure gauge? You will need to knit up a few rows with the needles and yarn you plan on using and figure out how many rows per inch and all of that good stuff. Then find yourself some knitting graph paper (google it-there are a few.) You plug in your gauge info then it will make a sheet of graph paper for you. Print that out and then draw the picture you want on the graph paper. I think that you would need to make something bigger than an ipod cozy to fit any of those patterns on. Have you considered sewing a cozy and maybe embroidering or stenciling the logo on?
I might yet need an angel for shuffar. I heard from happythermia on Wednesday, but I haven't heard from her again so... If nothing is received by this Wednesday I'm going to put the call out for a swap angel.