Hi there, I’m back from summer vacation and getting ready to post a real blog post with lots of knitting updates but I have been carrying around this little idea and I just have to get it out there before it is too late.
This time of year, a lot of indie dyers are announcing the popular Christmas yarn calendars. I have not yet been lucky enough to purchase such a treat which unfortunately is a bit out of my financial reach.
So I was thinking that probably I am not the only one in this case and that maybe you would like to do a Christmas calendar swap with me.
So the idea I have now is that those interested make themselves known by commenting below and give me their Ravelry id. I will then open a thread on Ravelry with the rest of the information and later we will each be able to post pictures there of our gifts.
So I’m thinking we would agree on either 24 or 25 gifts. Thinking maybe 24 mini skeins and 1 full skein for the 25th of December. Also we could include a little extra like a stitch marker, chocolate, tea etc as an added treat on certain days.
I could prepare a questionnaire that I could post in the Ravelry thread and then each participant copy pastes it into a reply and enters their personal preferences. Most easy I think would be to stay with only fingering weight minis. We could enter our color choices and if we do absolutely NOT want a particular color or no variegated or no speckles etc.
What do you think? I would then pair us up so that each participant sends out 1 calendar and receives one in return. I think we should aim to send them out mid October to be sure they arrive before December 1st. This would be an international swap so you do have to be willing to pay for shipping. Also very important not to sign up if you are hesitant or decide not to join at the last minute when your mate has sent out your calendar to you.
I think this could be lots of fun. The times I have organised a birthday swap it has always been a success and lots of fun. I personally always drool over the pictures of beautiful Christmas calendars and wish I could purchase one myself one day but currently the prices are just out of my reach. I’m sure you, like I, have a nice stash of beautiful left over yarns or minis that someone would love to have or try out.
If you are limited financially just let me know that you would prefer to be partnered with someone from your own country to limit the postage and I would do my best to comply.
I’m getting all excited just writing about this. Do let me know what you think and I can then set up the swap thread on Ravelry.
If for some reason only one person is interested I would still like to do the swap even if only on a one on one scale:)
All the best and I’ll be back soon with lots of knitting news