**ETA: I’ve changed the name of the swap due to the fact that, since the nice lady who runs the SwapDex blog emailed me about posting a blurb about my swap over their, that more people might read about it. One of those people might be a mod from the main “Traveling Scarf Swap” on Ravelry, and I don’t want to cause any friction!**
Last year, I signed up for a really cool swap on Ravelry called “The Traveling Scarf Swap”. The idea … to have a round-robin type swap, where you start a scarf and pass it along. It then gets passed to everyone in the group and they add their length and knitting to your scarf. When the last person adds their part and binds off, they send it back to you. The big problem with the Ravelry swap was that not everyone was willing to finish their part on time and I never got my scarf.
So, I thought … I’ll post something on my blog and see who bites!
Jet Setting Scarf Swap
Sign up by: January 20th, 2010, via my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Limit : I don’t think I’m going to set one. We’ll see how many people contact me, and go from there.
Rules : This is a round-robin swap. It goes like this …
- You knit the first part of your scarf. Use any yarn or pattern that you want. The length you knit will depend on how many people sign up (I’ll decide that later and send out an email.)
- Put your section on hold and mail to the next person in the swap tree list. At this point, you will also include a short list with your scarf (colors you don’t like, how many stitches/pattern/yarn you used, etc.)
- Keep it going! You will have one week (7 days) from the point you received the scarf to knit your section and pass it along. When you pass along the next section, remember to add the notes to it!
So, please let me know what you think! If you like the idea, drop me an email! I’m looking forward to trying to get this type of swap going again!