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ericav
« on: March 09, 2008 10:11:24 AM »

I was thinking that maybe we can make start a knit square exchange? I wanted to make an afghan in different types of square and I thought it would be fun to exchange square with some craftsters. I think it would be an easy swap and a no fuss one. What do you guys think?
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bettflow
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 11:26:09 AM »

Have you thought about making this a knitted or crocheted square swap???  I have done alot of crochet square swaps over the past 5 years, but I don't knit.  I would definately be game if it could include both knit and crochet.
Whatcha think???
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ericav
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008 11:56:27 AM »

I don't think that would be a bad idea. I'm sure there will be people that know how to do both. If there are people that only want a knit square or a crochet square, that probably won't be a problem to match them up.
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kayrun
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008 12:18:22 PM »

sounds like fun, and low stress  Smiley
Could do a repeat every month or so, until you get
enough for an afghan?
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bettflow
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 12:56:10 PM »

Yes.....I know for one that I like crocheted squares much better than I do knitted.  We could always have both crocheters and knitters sign up and then match them according to preference.  I'm really excited about this idea!!!  Do you have a size in mind for the squares?
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 01:01:07 PM »

If it turns out as knit and crochet then count me in  Smiley (not that I haven't already got 3 blankets in progress  Wink)
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ericav
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008 02:40:34 PM »

sounds like fun, and low stress  Smiley
Could do a repeat every month or so, until you get
enough for an afghan?


That sound like an even better idea! As for size of squares, well i've never done this before so I'm not too sure how big the squares should be. (I'm not too great with math here so bear with me.) I guess if we do this as a repeated swap with the intention of getting a full sized afghan, in say 6 months or so, we should make the squares be a certain size. Maybe the swap could be to make 2 squares of x size.

I guess in the pairing we should ask what color and type of yarn would be preferred too so the afghan wouldn't look too mish mosh.
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kayrun
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008 02:54:34 PM »

sounds like fun, and low stress  Smiley
Could do a repeat every month or so, until you get
enough for an afghan?


That sound like an even better idea! As for size of squares, well i've never done this before so I'm not too sure how big the squares should be. (I'm not too great with math here so bear with me.) I guess if we do this as a repeated swap with the intention of getting a full sized afghan, in say 6 months or so, we should make the squares be a certain size. Maybe the swap could be to make 2 squares of x size.

I guess in the pairing we should ask what color and type of yarn would be preferred too so the afghan wouldn't look too mish mosh.

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I agree on color & type of yarn (at least a range of colors so we are not TOO pinned down  Smiley
And I must admit that I have several 12 in. squares that someone crocheted for me in swaps awhile back, so I'd love to continue on with that size....
(plus it would not take as many months to get enough for your blanket)
Hope this comes into being in April, maybe?
Maybe I'll start a couple of neutral squares just so I'll be ready when/if this gets going....
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Ezri_B
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008 10:40:18 AM »

There have been these swaps before, I think one is still wrapping up. It seems like most swappers work out well, but the one or two flakers really mess everything up.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106555.0 is the first one I know of. It had quilters, knitters, and crocheters

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180220.0 This is the latest one I know of. It started last summer, and still isn't all squared away unfortunately.

I'm sure if you ask in these swaps you'll get some who would love to join also.
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