Sunday, September 30, 2007

Let's Swap!!!


-You must love coffee and be a knitter/crocheter, or course!

-This is an international swap, so be sure to let me know if you are NOT willing to ship internationally so I can pair you accordingly.

-While not a requirement, I do highly recommend having a blog for this swap. It makes it much easier for your pal to get to know you and it just makes it more fun. If you do not have a blog, you must post at least five times to this blog to let your pal know you a bit better.

-The box should value around $40 (not including postage) and at the minimum it must include:

-coffee! (about a pound, and we’re talking the good stuff here!:-)
-1-2 skeins of yarn, enough for a small project such as a hat, socks, a scarf, etc.
-treats to go with the coffee

Other things you could include might be a mug or travel mug, coffee accessories, knitting accessories, recipes...get creative! I've provided a few links on the side to get you started.

-This is not a secret swap. You will know your pal and your pal will know you.

-Please do not sign up unless you absolutely, positively know you will not flake on your pal and that you are going to put together a brilliant package. If you do flake, you’ll be barred from any future swaps and disappoint all of us, oh so very much!

-If you're under 18 please have your parents permission to do the swap.

-Sign ups will be open October 1st, at 12am Central, to the first 150 people who sign up. I will close sign ups on October 10th (earlier if we reach 150). Pals will be matched by October 17th , and you will have one month to get your package put together and shipped. All packages should be mailed by November 17th . (International? Plan ahead!)

Interested? To sign up, email the following info to me at: coffeeswap AT yahoo DOT com

Blog Address:
Any important allergies or things you want your pal to know?
Will you take an international pal?

Your confirmation will be the Blogger invite to this blog. Please be sure to accept the invitation and then post to the Knitters' Coffee Swap blog. Use it to introduce yourself and to share your package with us when you receive it. Also feel free to post coffee links, recipes, ideas, your latest project, or whatever is your fancy.

You will be grouped with a hostess and about 30 knitters. When you are matched up, we will provide questions to help you put together the best package for your swap pal. Be sure to check your bulk mail boxes in case your partner information gets stuck in there.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. There will be contests and I'd love suggestions and prize donations. Be sure to take a button and save to your own server.

Thanks and have fun!!!