Saturday, August 12, 2006

Hi everyone!
I'm so excited to be part of this... I have watched different knit-exchanges for quite awhile now, but I always miss sign-ups. Can't wait to start knitting, and see what everyone else does.
Wish I could help with a side-bar button, but I just got around to figuring out blogging, so I'll have to figure out how to post it on my blog instead...
See more of y'all soon!

I can't wait....

Hi, I'm Bettina and I'm a first time Scarf Exchanger.

I'm looking forward to receiving the information on my pal, so that I can either pick yarn from my stash or order some for the scarf I'll knit for him/her.

Glad to be part of this!


I'm baaaack!

Is it that time of year again...

Cant wait to see who all will be inthis roun...plumpy can you hear me?


Hi everyone,
If you look on the sidebar, you'll see our sad little buttons from the second exchange. If anyone is so inclined to spend some time making us a fancy schmancy button for the third round, please do!! You can send your buttons to us at the usual email address here

Friday, August 11, 2006

Questionaire for ISE 3

Hi all

The questionaire is here.

Please fill it in and email it to us. We will keep track of all the questionaires and post them on the blog once registration has been completed.

Once I have a few more participants, I will start sending out blogger invitations. You must join this blog in order to be a part of the exchange as it is one of our rules that you post at least once a month to keep everyone up to date with what's going on. Even if you have nothing much to say, just post and let everyone know you're working on the scarf, or that you are searching for the yarn or something. You can look at posts from ISE2 for examples.

1. Name & blogger handle
2. Email Address
3. Blog URL
4. Country
5. Mailing address - will not be posted on the ISE blog but we need it to keep track of everyone, and we will send this to your pal separately
6. Colours you like
7. Colours you hate
8. Fibres you like
9 . Fibres you hate/allergies
10. Prefered scarf length
11. Solid or variegated?
12. Cables or lace or texture?
13. Miscellaneous info (including if you would like the chance to have a crocheted/woven scarf)

If you want to sign up...

Please send us an email. If you leave us a comment, we don't have enough details to sign you up. We need to at least have your name, email address and blog URL (if you have one).

Wren, please send us an email as I don't know how else to get in touch with you.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Open for registration!!

Hello all! A few of you have emailed us and asked when the International Scarf Exchange was going to happen again... and so here we go for round 3.

We wish we could run this exchange several times a year, but it takes up a bit of time (slightly understated) and a lot of energy! Celia and I have been busy... she got married and pregnant!! (go congratulate her on her blog) and I finished up my master's program and am moving from Denver to Boston so that I can start a PhD program this fall.

Here are the rules and regulations for the exchange.

Celia and I have learned a few things from our first two rounds of the international scarf exchange. We've come up with a few R&R for your perusal. If you have questions, please email us.

1. Minimum to spend: $20 USD for the scarf only. Anything above those minimums is at your discretion. If you decide to use handspun, please spend $10 USD on the materials.

**if you cannot commit to spending this minimum, please drop out now by emailing either Celia or Cynthia HERE

2. This swap is international, so postage has not been included in the minimum cost. If you are sending internationally, we will try our best to make sure you receive from an international participant, in order to keep the price of postage fair.

3. Materials - The questionnaire/interview is a guideline. Please respect allergies and dislikes. However, just b/c your pal likes cashmere doesn't mean you need to buy it... unless you REALLY want to. If you have any concerns that your pal might be allergic to your choice of yarn, please check with them before you start knitting.

4. Use this opportunity to try a new pattern or stitch!! Now is the time to try new styles, and patterns. You don't have to go out and buy a new scarf book just for this exchange. There is a wide range of free patterns on the web, so why not try one of them? It is assumed that all scarves are knitted. If you would like to make a woven, crochet or felted scarf, please check with your pal before proceeding.

5. Pals will be allocated around the 7th of September. You will be notified of any delays.

6. We're aiming for the scarves to be RECEIVED by November 1, 2006. Please keep that in mind if you are assigned an international pal. Please let us or your pal know if you are delayed for any reason.

7. Folks who sign up and don't keep their end of the bargain will be banned from future exchanges. (Yes, we do keep a list).

8. You will need an anonymouse email acct so that you can email your pal (the one you're knitting FOR). Please set up an anonymous email acct with either gmail, yahoo, or hotmail. Contact us if you'd like a gmail account. You will need to email your pal in the first 3 weeks of the exchange to assure them that you are out there and that you are thinking of them.

EDIT: you need to email the person you're sending a scarf to, so that they know you're alive and thinking of them. You also need to send an email to the person who sent a scarf to you, to thank them and acknowledge that it was received.

9. Post about your progress at least once a month to this blog. Anything like choosing yarn, a pattern, etc can be an update! (in other words, we'll need you to post a minimum of two times. Once in September, once in October)

10. Enjoy it!

ps. Sorry if some of the rules sound... obvious. But after two exchanges, we've learned that we need to be pretty clear about expectations!!