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Topic: Traveling Scarf Swap (CLOSED // ROUND 12 SENDOUTS: AUGUST 17)  (Read 5468 times)
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OnePinkHippo
« on: February 15, 2009 08:45:56 AM »

GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293815.0

Swap name: Traveling Scarf Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: mochaxlight
Sign-up date range: Feb 15 until we get 12 people
Date to send item by: Round 1 TBA

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 12

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? USA

Age requirement? 13

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: 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
- HAS COMPLETED TWO SWAPS SUCCESSFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS SWAP: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:

Yay scarves! I found this great idea for a traveling scarf swap on Ravelry, and said hey, we can do that on Craftster! So, here it is!

Basically, a set amount of people sign up. Everyone will start working on their scarf. Then we send the scarf in a circular fashion to everyone who has signed up. In the end, you will get your original scarf back with 12 different blocks from all over the country.

In simple terms: A B and C sign up:
A > B > C > A (finished scarf)
B > C > A > B (finished scarf)
C > A > B > C (finished scarf)

Knitters and crocheters both are welcome to join, as are people with a differing skill levels. If you want to join and can just do garter stitch, or single crochets, that fine. (Knitters: You may have to pick up stitches, but this is very easy. Information can be found here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/FEATwin04TT.htmll) Advanced people can go for something snazzier, like cables or lace. The idea is to get a wild and crazy scarf with different yarns and stitch patterns; something that isnt uniquely you, made by knitters and crocheters from all over the country.

INFORMATION
-You will have 2 weeks to work on and send out your scarf.
-The first sendouts will be announced after all spaces have been filled.
-Your scarf should be about 3 5 inches wide, casting on or chaining anywhere from 25 to 30 stitches.
-You will knit or crochet a 5 inch block onto the scarf, with the result a being a 60 inch scarf. Knitters sending to knitters, please place your live stitches on a stitch marker or piece of scrap yarn. Knitters sending to crocheters, please bind off. Crocheters sending to either, just end off at the end of your row. If youre sending to a knitter, they will need to pick up the stitches, or a crocheter can just work into your top stitches.
-Please leave all ends unwoven.
-Please make a note of the size of needles/hooks, weight of yarn and the content of the yarn you used. I will send out a form before sendouts that should accompany your scarf.
-All yarn must be worsted weight unless otherwise stated.
-People with pets/smokers: Please wash (or air it out and Febreze it if it contains wool/feltable materials) the scarf before you send it, or knit/crochet in an area away from pet dander or smoke. I know that this can be unrealistic, as my cats are always around me when Im working, but Ill do my best to dehair it and Febreze it. If you have extremely severe allergies, please wait until the next round.
-All scarves will be mailed in padded envelopes to reduce cost. Please place your scarf in a plastic baggie inside the envelope in case of weather.
-Having a camera is not a prerequisite, though it would be nice to take pictures before you send and post them in the gallery so people can get a sneak peek at their scarves. If not, just kindly ask the person downstream of you to snap and post.

IMPORTANT: I need you to seriously consider this swap before joining. This is a LONG swap, taking 5 - 6 months. You must be willing to give it your full attention for that full amount of time. Also, you must be financially capable of sending out 12 or so padded envelopes. (Even though it's only around $1.50, sending 12 times can add up.) If you're unsure of ANYTHING, watch the swap and gallery to determine if you want to sign up for the next round.

I understand if life gets in your way. I will be willing to extend the sendouts ONE WEEK. The way this swap is formed, having a set of parameters will keep things running smoothly. If you decide to flake, we will hunt you down and kill your firstborn and take all of your yarn. (Kiddingbut we do have your address heehee.)

Signups are on a first come, first serve basis. ONLY 12 ARE ALLOWED. Just think of the madness of having 20 people participate. If the signups close and you didnt get in, dont fret or send me evil messages, just wait 5 or so months until the next round. Thanks.


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Are you a knitter, crocheter or both?
Do you want your scarf to be in a specific color theme? (i.e. all blues)
If no, what colors are okay?
What colors do you hate?
Are variegateds okay?
Would you like an all acrylic scarf or a mix? (acrylic, wool, cotton, etc)
If you want a mix, which fibers are NOT okay?
Would you mind getting bulky weight?
Is novelty yarn okay?
Are you a smoker?
Do you own pets?
Do you have a severe allergy to pet dander or smoke?
Is there anything else you need me (the organizer) to know? (Answers to this question will ONLY BE SEEN BY MOCHAXLIGHT.)
Is there anything else you want the group members to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE. PLEASE PUT TRAVELING SCARF SWAP IN THE SUBJECT LINE. THANKS.


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

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1. mochaxlight
2. MareMare
3. myklia
4. tattooedcrafter
5. Ma Rut
6. Puppy_girl
7. tcha345
8. dichotomy
9. LauPre
10. cuppiecakes83
11. ScotSkipper402
12. elociNNicole
« Last Edit: July 21, 2009 02:26:51 PM by mochaxlight » THIS ROCKS   Logged

OnePinkHippo
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009 08:46:15 AM »

Round 1 sendouts: March 2

THE CIRCLE

package sent

package received
late with communication
late without communication

1. mochaxlight
2. ScotSkipper402
3. dichotomy
4. Ma Rut
5. tattooedcrafter
6. MareMare
7. LauPre
8. cuppiecakes83
9. myklia
10. elociNNicole
11. Puppy_girl
12. tcha345
« Last Edit: February 20, 2009 12:18:34 PM by mochaxlight » THIS ROCKS   Logged

myklia
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009 09:04:06 AM »

Yay!!!!  I'm really looking forward to this. (I'm assuming 12 people haven't already beat me  Wink)
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fusbdgt
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009 09:15:42 AM »

I don't has feedback Cry prolly gonna have to wait for round two.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009 11:14:10 AM »

i'm a bout to send in my info, but i just have a quick question.  it says we have to write down the weight and content of our yarns, but i have some yarns that i've had a long time and have long lost the labels to.  is this going to be a huge problem?
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009 11:21:18 AM »

i'm a bout to send in my info, but i just have a quick question.  it says we have to write down the weight and content of our yarns, but i have some yarns that i've had a long time and have long lost the labels to.  is this going to be a huge problem?

I don't see that in there.  Here are the questions:
Would you like an all acrylic scarf or a mix? (acrylic, wool, cotton, etc)
If you want a mix, which fibers are NOT okay?
Would you mind getting bulky weight?
Is novelty yarn okay?


She does say the scarf should be all worsted weight unless specified otherwise.  I put in my questionnaire that I am ok with bulky weight, so you can use bulky weight in mine.  You can usually tell just by looking at your yarn whether or not it is worsted vs bulky.  I don't think you have to worry about it too much.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009 11:22:11 AM »

it doesn't say that in the questionaire, it mentions it in the info for the swap
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009 11:29:16 AM »

I just found it:

-Please make a note of the size of needles/hooks, weight of yarn and the content of the yarn you used. I will send out a form before sendouts that should accompany your scarf.

Are you able to guess at the weight of your yarn?  I don't think you have to do this before the swap starts, just for each individual scarf you work on to make a note of it for the recipient.  Do you remember what the fibers are that you think you might use (acrylic, mohair, wool, etc).
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009 12:36:20 PM »

I just found it:

-Please make a note of the size of needles/hooks, weight of yarn and the content of the yarn you used. I will send out a form before sendouts that should accompany your scarf.

Are you able to guess at the weight of your yarn?  I don't think you have to do this before the swap starts, just for each individual scarf you work on to make a note of it for the recipient.  Do you remember what the fibers are that you think you might use (acrylic, mohair, wool, etc).

Yarn weight isn't that much of a problem. You can always do the wraps per inch, but I don't really know how to do it. Just guess. I think yarn fiber is going to be more important due to allergies.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009 01:53:58 PM »

well i'm pretty sure i remember all the ones that are wool...and if i get someone who has an allergy i can always just make sure i use one i know isn't what they're allergic to. 
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