So I was on the Craftzine.com blog today, and I found this interesting little thing. It's apparently called the Sock Wars, and they're starting up in May.
The idea behind it is marvelous:
If you are brave enough sign up to do battle you battle you will be emailed a top secret assassination dossier on 9th May 2008. This file contains the details of your target and an exclusive, never-been-published-before knitting pattern with which assassinate them.
To kill your target you must knit them a pair of socks in the pattern (your "weapon") and mail it to them. Once your target receives your parcel they are dead and must post their death on the website.
They must also send you details of their intended target (who becomes your next person to assassinate) along with their unfinished knitting (which becomes your new weapon). All the while this is going on, someone has been assigned YOU as their target! Prepare to live in fear... kill or be killed!
Now, I'm not a knitter, but I am a crocheter, and I think this idea sounds like soooo much fun to implement on Craftster - the idea of stealth yarn work is too good to pass up. It wouldn't really be a swap, persay, but moreso just a type of round-robin, knit/crochet-people-to-death tournament, and the winner would get, I dunno, at least the title of champion, if not some type of prize or something.
This might sound a little complicated, so let me try to explain how this does kind of qualify for a swap at the same time:
Swapper A gets partnered with Swapper B. Swapper A finishes a pair of socks for Swapper B and sends them to Swapper B, which means that Swapper A gets a pair of socks, but also gets "killed". Swapper B then sends Swapper A what s/he has completed for his/her partner, Swapper C, and then Swapper A has to try to kill Swapper C by finishing his/her socks that Swapper B was working on.
The only problem is, in order to win, you don't get anything, which is why I was thinking that if this gets enough people in here I might think up some type of prize or something for them.
We would also have to have dedicated people who are willing to check in and not flake or else the whole thing might go wrong. Partners might have to be secret, too, but I don't see why they have to be.
We could have two battles going on, too, one for knitters and one for crocheters so that a knitter doesn't get a crochet project or vice-versa and completely freak out because they have no idea what's going on with it.
Am I completely crazy, or could this actually be a bit fun?