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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Fall Handspun Swap Gallery on: October 20, 2007 10:42:22 PM
Fall Handspun Swap thread.

Show us your skeins!
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Fall Handspun Swap (Sign-up 9/19 - 10/1, Send-out 11/15) Max 30 on: September 19, 2007 02:35:59 PM
Swap name: Fall Handspun Yarn Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: fyberduck
Sign-up date range: September 20 19, 2007 - October 1, 2007
Date to send item by: November 15, 2007

Limited to a certain number of people?: 30

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

All ages allowed? Or 18+? NO

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
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:
Like before, participants will be matched up based on their preferences (fiber to spin/ receive, skill level, and any other additional requests).  There is no maximum or minimum amount of yarn to send (size of skein, # of skeins), but it will be agreed upon by partners beforehand.  Yarn must be spun by the participant, after reading partner's questionnaire.  ALL SKEINS MUST BE READY FOR USE WHEN SENT!  Please set the twist, label the fiber content and amount, etc.

Also, as an theme for this swap, participants will be expected to spin enough yarn for a small to medium-sized project for their partner (a cap, mittens, gloves, etc).  Much like the Magic Yarn Ball Swap, partners will send each other a list of projects they would like to make. Their partner will review the list and spin the yarn for a project AND include the pattern/ directions to make it with the yarn.  If you and your partner decide to spin enough yarn for each other to make sweaters, I wish you luck Grin

Please maintain contact with your partner throughout the swap! Participants are required to mention whether or not they have access to a digital camera, as posting in the gallery is important for feedback and partner appreciation Wink


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

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?:
Do you have a digital camera/ can you post pictures?:

Amount willing to spin?  Size/ # of skeins:
Fiber(s) to spin:
Colours you have/ can dye:
Skill level/ spinning experience:
Willing to spin "designer" yarn?:
Cat, dog, smoker?:
Are there any yarn weights you are (un)comfortable with spinning?:

Favorite colours:
Least fav colours:
Fav fibres:
Wish to receive specific yarn weight? (worsted, bulky, etc):
Wish to receive all same yarn?  or mixed skeins?:
Any other specifications?:

Pattern requests or ideas:
Do you have an specific requests?:
Do you have a wist?  If so, the URL?:
Any other specifications? (allergies, etc):


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


blue = sent
purple = received
green = package sent and received; positive feedback given.

fyberduck <-> Snowberrylime
yarn_mafia <-> instar
Star217 <-> mandalinn
maiziemama <-> red_willow
laminathegreat <-> Eliea
vanillaxlight <-> honeyd
Betzi <-> Agentalmost

Fall Handspun Swap Gallery thread
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / KnitMap (finding an LYS) on: September 11, 2007 09:27:10 AM
I'm a little surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet (I searched and didn't find it), but I saw all the questions about LYSes and thought a little plug for KnitMap might be a good idea.  It's a new site devoted to finding the LYS, and utilizes Google Maps (methinks).  You can also register and add stores/ or review 'em for other knitters to see.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / leg measurements request (child and adult!) on: August 26, 2007 10:01:31 PM
I've been commissioned to write a knee-high version of this sock (or, rather, spock), but to do that, I need people's measurements to figure out averages for each size.  If you could please, please, please give me the following measurements, I would be so grateful!  Thanks!!

Age (for child sizes):
Shoe size:
Instep circumference:
Ankle circumference:
Calf length (ankle to just below the knee)
Calf circumference at largest measurement:
Below knee circumference:
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Geraldine socks & pattern link on: August 19, 2007 06:31:14 PM
I finished a pair of socks yesterday (yay!), and thought I might post them Grin

Pattern: Geraldine socks
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery's "Cotton Comfort" in Yarrow
Needles: US 2/ 2.75 DPNs
Gauge: 6.5 sts/ inch
Size: Women's M (8" foot circumference)

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Seaside socks (yes, the lamest name ever) on: June 29, 2007 11:56:02 PM
I just finished these socks for my Mum:

And thought I'd show 'em off.  Project specs:
- Yarn: 2 skeins Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Seaside"
- Needles: 2 22" Addi Turbos, 2.5 mm/ US 1
- Gauge: 9 sts/ inch in stockinette
- Size: 8" foot circumference
- Pattern here
- Recipient: me Mum
- Date started: June 11, 2007
- Date finished: June 29, 2007

I am SO GLAD these are done - now I can knit a pair of socks for myself!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The 50,000th pair of Jaywalkers on: June 13, 2007 01:18:45 AM
I know, I know, yet another pair of Jaywalkers.  But, if I don't post 'em how can I put them up in my fav projects list? Grin

Project Specs:

    * Yarn: Knit/Purl's Shibui Sock in "Spectrum"
    * Needles: 2 22" Addi Turbos, 2.5 mm/ US 1
    * Gauge: 8 sts/ inch in stockinette
    * Size: 8" foot circumference
    * Pattern: Magknits' Jaywalker by Grumperina
    * Recipient: ME!
    * Date started: May 29, 2007
    * Date finished: June 11, 2007

I must say that, although I had some issues with the pattern and sock yarn working together (the yarn started pooling at the feet and had to be ripped), I really love the way they turned out and fit.  I may just have to make another pair or two...
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting urban legends? on: April 27, 2007 01:18:29 AM
I'm a huge fan of Mythbusters, and I love the fact that many of the myths/ urban legends they test are sent to them by fans.  I think it'd be so cool if they'd do a knitting myth, but I don't know of any.  Got one?
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / A barrage of questions about plants and gardening... on: March 29, 2007 06:48:06 PM
My Mum has always been a huge gardener and my brother and I were forced to work as child/ slave laborers (well, it felt that way) in her garden beds until we were old enough to escape Wink  But, lack of recent experience is giving me trouble now, as I'm helping my father sell their house and get her gardens back in order (health has prevented her working in them for a while now). 

So... erm, half the time I can't identify plant from weed (and there are a LOT of them), and now my Dad and I can't even identify half of the plants (my Mum's out of state, so we can't ask her).  And she told us to prune them, but Dad's afraid I'll kill the roses and lavender.  How much is too much when it comes to pruning lavender, roses, and passion flower vines?

Also, can anyone, for the love of crafting, tell me what these are?

(I know it's an herb, but that's about it)

and this??

My Dad wants to move it to another pot (one that's not plastic), but I remember being told as a child to never move a plant in spring after it starts blossoming.  Also, that black around the petals, is that really bad??

I hope this isn't inappropriate to post here, but I couldn't think of anyone else to ask!  I really, really appreciate any advice! 
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Corriedale - what should I make with it? on: March 27, 2007 02:25:32 AM
I just finished spinning 2 oz/ 110 yards of Corriedale wool I got at a local store (it's also from a local breeder Wink).  I had to have it when I saw it sitting all by it's lonesome in the back, and now I need to figure out what to make with it...

Any ideas? 
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