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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / January Jamboree! (Invite your Partner Round 5) SIGN-UPS CLOSE 12/14!! on: December 07, 2006 12:57:49 PM
The January Jamboree is round 5 of the Invite your Partner swap. Original signups for the 1st four rounds are here:
Craftster prom: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89438.0
Summer Fling:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103204.0
Fall Ball:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=112603.0
Ho-down:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=123464.0

and the galleries are here:
Craftster prom: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=94728.0
Summer fling:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106169.0
Fall Ball:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=114329.0
Ho-down:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127015.0

In this swap, you can contact anyone and ask them to be your partner. It's almost like a personal swap, but with a group, and a killer gallery! You will have to sign up with your partner. That is, you must contact your potential partner via pm and you both must mutually agree to be partnered together. Once you have a partner, each of you must pm me (catpants) with your information, and after doing all the necessary double checking, I will post you both together as participants and add this swap to your "In progress" feedback. Signups will last two weeks, but may close early if there are tons of people, so sign up early!

You may have two partners this round!  However, if you have any instances of 'poor swapping' documented in your feedback (such as 'no communication' 'did not craft in the spirit of the swap') or numerous instances of sending very late, I ask that you only craft for one partner.

**IF you currently have too many swaps, but KNOW you will have positive feedback by the time the two weeks are over, you may still sign up and I will hold a spot for you and your partner. It will be your responsibility to pm me when you are eligible (under the 5 swap limit), or you will be dropped from the swap the last day of signups.**

As partners, you will choose if you want to have a theme, if you want to post stalk each other and be surprised, or if you want to request from each other things you have admired in the past. You should also agree on quantity. I would suggest one "large" (time consuming and/or valuable) item, and a couple of "small" (quicker to craft) items that you know your partner will like.  Feel free to start crafting for your partner as soon as you are both officially signed up!

ONE NOTE: It is a little scary to ask someone to be your partner. Some people may have someone else already in mind, or they may not have the time or funds to participate right now, or they may just not be interested. We need to remember to be nice if we feel we need to refuse someone, and to not take it personally if someone else turns us down.

Here's what you need to do:

1. Contact your partner (make sure they're in good standing, swapwise), and agree to join together
2. Both partners must pm catpants and each other with mailing information.
3. Post in this thread so I can keep up with you!
4. Make sure you can mail on time, and provide devilninny with a DC number when you do.
5. Thank your partner both in a PM and publicly in the gallery.  If you are unable to post pictures, please let your partner know before they send to you.  In this case, you still need to post in the gallery about what you received.
6. Have fun!

Now, on to the good stuff:

Swap name: January Jamboree (IYP5)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: catpants and devilninny
(PM catpants for sign-up related stuff and devilninny for send-out related stuff!)
Sign-up date range: December 07 - December 21
Date to send item by: January 22

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope! But if the swap starts getting HUGE, sign-ups may close early.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope! Just make sure you can send to wherever your partner lives and vice versa Wink
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, if its ok with your momma

Swap Organizer(s) himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (catpants) and POST IN THIS THREAD!:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address

MY PARTNER IS:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

PLEASE POST IN THIS THREAD TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING THIS SWAP...(not to mention tons of inane chitchat  Cheesy)
12  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Baby items knit-a-long? on: November 05, 2006 12:00:51 PM
would anybody be interested in doing a baby-themed knitalong?  it seems like everyone i know is pregnant, so i need to get started on making some teensy hats and receiving blankets  Smiley  anybody with me?  ?
13  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Use What You Have Swap - 1 angel FOUND on: October 29, 2006 02:54:56 PM
attention craftsters!  i need an angel for the fabulous susanab, whose partner hasn't been heard from in over a week.  Undecided

the original swap thread can be found here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120187.0

Craftster username: susanab
What sort of crafts would you like to receive? jewelry: pins, earrings, necklace; cute and funky animal stuffie, cool knitted hat,  something cat-related...
Would you like to craft for two partners?
one is good for me
Do you have any allergies? no
Anything else you think your partner should know? can see the kinds of things I like at my wist--under susanab.
Thank you!

please pm me if you think you could put together a fabulous swap package for susanab in one to two weeks!  thanks!
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Help?!? Knitty's Knecklace on: October 27, 2006 05:07:39 PM
so i've only been knitting for about two months, but i haven't had *too* many problems so far.  i'm a few rows into knitty's knecklace and i am TOTALLY confused by the pattern.

if one of you more seasoned knitters could help me decipher it, i would be extremely grateful!!!

here's a link to the pattern:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTknecklace.html

so far, i've knitted through row three.  i'm doing version two.  on row four, do i sl 1, p 1, k2, k2tog and then repeat all of that until the last 4 stitches, or do i sl 1, p 1 and then only repeat the k2 k2tog?  or am i just totally confused here?  thanks!!
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Use What You Have Swap (round two!) Gallery on: October 04, 2006 07:50:01 PM
post 'em when you get 'em!  Cheesy

(and don't forget to pm me when you send and receive!)

original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120187.0
16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Use What You Have Swap, Round Two! Sign-ups CLOSED; send out Oct 20th on: September 11, 2006 05:18:26 PM
Swap name: Use What You Have Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: catpants
Sign-up date range: Sept 11 - Sept 22
Date to send item by: Oct 20

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25 participants

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? nope!  but you MUST be willing to send outside of your country, although you may request to send within your own country and I'll do my best to honor that.
All ages allowed? yes!

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: N/A

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month
- Has posted at least 15 times
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps
- Does not have any negative feedback or any comments showing poor or no communication

Details of swap:
The goal of the swap is to use what you have AND make something that your partner will like.  Fortunately, most of us have quite a craft-stash, so now is the time to use it!  No running to the craft store to get supplies for this swap; be creative with the supplies you already have! 

There is no minimum requirement for this swap, but you MUST communicate with your partner about how many items you will be swapping.  I will be keeping track of your communication and it will be noted in your feedback.


Friends of craftster and swap angels may have two partners if:
- this is not your first swap
- you have no more than three instances of sending late

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (catpants):

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
What sort of crafts could you make with the supplies you have?
What sort of crafts would you like to receive?
Would you like to craft for two partners?
Do you have any allergies?
Anything else you think your partner should know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

LIST OF APPROVED PARTICIPANTS:
strikethrough = positive feedback given
1. catpants (2)
2. ptarmic wumpus (1)
3. halfelvenwriter (1)
4. groschveux (2)
5. cornflakegirly (2)
6. inara (1) **first time swapper, yay!**
7. cotneyroo (2)
8. mezzi (1)
9. moxz (1)
10. liebschien (1)
11. veludo (1)
12. orange_sunset (1)
13. kiki*eks (2)
14. moonoverbrooklyn (1) **first time swapper, yay!**
15. serialcrafter (1) **first time swapper, yay!**
16. twiztidblood (1)
17. elphalba (1)
18. sewpixie (1)
19. suzeeannie (1)
20. jojokeller (1)
21. susanab (1)
22. reethi (1)
23. the noodle princess (1)
24. millik (1)
25. bourgeois (1)


PARTNERS:
cotneyroo* -- moonoverbrooklyn*  Smiley
liebschien* -- groschveux* Smiley
veludo* -- reethi*
kiki*eks* -- bourgeois* Smiley
millik* -- ptarmic wumpus* Smiley
cotneyroo* -- elphalba*  Smiley
groschveux* -- suzeeannie*  Smiley
mezzi* -- moxz* Smiley
serialcrafter* -- catpants*  Smiley
inara* -- sewpixie*  Smiley
susanab* -- orange_sunset*
  Smiley
cornflakegirly* -- kiki*eks*  Smiley
the noodle princess* -- halfelvenwriter* Smiley
cornflakegirly* -- twiztidblood* Smiley
catpants* -- jojokeller* Smiley

*responded to check-in pm
sent
partner has received
will be sending late
17  ASIA / Japan / meltykiss? on: August 31, 2006 07:46:45 AM
my sister was in japan a few years ago for an internship and brought back the most delicious candy i have ever had in my life.  they were called meltykiss and they were little chocolate cubes with green tea dust on them.  i would KILL for some more of these.

anyone in japan want to swap a big package of these candies for something american (or something crafted by me)?  i would LOVE you forever!!  Grin
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / recycled recycling bin and wastebasket on: August 15, 2006 06:38:44 PM
this is kind of nerdy, but i've been going on a crazy organizing binge and it's been driving me INSANE that i don't have a wastebasket or recycling bin by my desk.  i'm too lazy to walk all the way out to the kitchen, so of course i decided to make something small i could keep by my desk.

i give you kitty cans:



the round one is for garbage and the square is for recycling.  they're made from an empty cocoa mix tin and an empty detergent box.  although i made  sure to clean them out well (don't want to attract ants!) they still both sort of smell like cocoa and clean Smiley  which is a wonderful thing to have by my desk.

ridiculously simple, and a huge step in keeping my work area clean!  Grin  Grin  Grin
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / necklaces for my mom & earrings for my sister on: August 15, 2006 06:30:13 PM
i made two necklaces for my mom, because it's her birthday this weekend, and two pairs of earrings for my sister, because she's awesome.  Grin

all together:


close up of necklaces:

the green one is chinese jade and aventurine beads with a shell pendant.  the red is dyed coral and carnelian.  i'm very pleased with these.  Smiley

close up of earrings:

rabbits & hearts

thanks for looking!
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Medical ID bracelet on: August 15, 2006 06:25:36 PM
i posted a while back in the discussions board looking for ideas on how to make a medical id bracelet for my coworker's son, who loves spongebob.

here's what i ended up with:





the back has all of the info: name, address, emergency phone number, health issues, and a note that he has limited communication.  it was pretty hard to fit all of that on the back!

it ended up a bit smudged, but i'm telling myself that he's a ten-year-old boy who's probably going to get it dirty anyway so it doesn't really matter  Wink

i'm giving it to her tomorrow at work... hope she likes it Smiley
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