Wednesday, August 16, 2006

WOOT WOOT! (and some additional guidelines)

So, Celia and I are beyond overwhelmed with the excitement and interest in the international scarf exchange so far! We've got over 110 participants, and registration hasn't even been open for a week.

With such a large group, and with our past experiences running this thing, we've come up with a few more guidelines... (code word for... RULES)

1) We need you to take a picture of the scarf you sent, and the scarf you got. That's just for liability and insurance purposes. :)

2) If for some reason, you don't spend $20 USD on materials for the scarf? Please use the rest of the funds to buy chocolates, extra yarn, candy, notions, or other tidbits to round out your package.

3) If you find that you are unable to fulfill your obligation, YOU need to contact us via email. If YOU fail to do so, we will be adding your name to the BANNED list. (a list where any fiber exchange hostess can see if you have a history of flaking).

4) If you do drop out, we ask that you give us the courtesy of giving a 2 week notice. That gives us enough time to request an angel scarf from our lovely volunteer angel scarf knitters.

5) If we do not get a 2 week notice, but you DO contact us to let us know you can not follow through, we would ask that during the next exchange, you volunteer to be an angel ONLY. (and you would NOT be added to the BANNED list)

6) if you do not make a post every 3.5 weeks, we will be emailing you. If you do not either post or email us back within 2 weeks, we will automatically assume that you are dropping out. (and add you to the BANNED list)

We're sorry if some of these rules seem... overly obsessive, but experience has taught us a few things. We like to make sure everyone gets a scarf, and we don't want anyone waiting for a month or two after the deadline.


Blogger Bonnie D. said...

As a co-hostess of another exchange that is wrapping up, I really appreciate the hostesses efforts to head off any problems with this exchange. If any of the rules seem silly or unnecessary, believe me, THEY ARE NOT. Some people.... ya know!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I like the rules. I've had negative experiences in other swaps because people just don't follow through or don't update me with the status. I don't want to worry about getting stiffed.

12:02 PM  
Blogger LB said...

I have to agree 100%, for these exchanges to be successful, communication is KEY.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Bagpuss said...

Anyone who plans to particpate and give 10% to the exhange will not worry about the rules and they know they will adhere to them. Most of them are common courtesy and manners anyway.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Knitty_Prof said...

I have nearly finished my scarf for my pal. I would like to know how to post it on the website here. I will photograph it before it is sent off, but I would like to show it here, too. How?

1:41 PM  

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