Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Is it September Yet?
Thanks to adventurous Celia and self-described impatient Cynthia, the Scarf Exchange has been so much fun that I was in the first one, then did a repeat, and now am going for a three-peat. In anticipation of the match-ups going out, pictured is a mystery scarf (maybe yours???), as yet unmade. If it's yours, it will come to you from roundabout Exit 151 in New Jersey, USA.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Very excited!! Eagerly awaiting for secret pal's info.
So happy to be a part of this swap!
Can't wait for September!
Yay - I'm In, Im In!
I look forward to getting to know everyone and participating:)
Third time's a charm...
I'm back for my third round! I've gotten two beautiful scarves in the first two exchanges - I must have good swap karma? Looking forward to this next round! See ya on the blog...
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
We've been signing folks up as the emails come in. I do the registrations and Cynthia (thank you, Cynthia) does the blogger invitations. If you have received an email tosay that you are registered but have not received a blogger invitation, pelase check the junk mailor spam folder of yoru email account. If it is not in there, please let us know. We can re-issue it. If you ahve received your invitation, please accept it. It is one of the rules of this exchange that you post regularly on the group blog. If you feel you cannot abide by that rule, pelase let us know and we will remove your name from the exchange.
Anyone who needs a gmail invitation for their secret email address for this exchange can request for one from us, and we'll send it out. If you already have a secret email address set up, you may use that. Remember, you will need to communicate with your recipient to let him or her know that you exist. That way, nobody has to worry about having been missed out. Some of you may even want to chat with your pal over the next 2 months, and to do that, you'll need to use your secret email address so that you don't reveal your identity before teh scarf is received.
Have fun everyone.. get to know one another. The exchange partners will be allocated in September, and the exchange will officially begin then.
Sounds like a Fun One!!!
Yikes, just yikes !
However, just wanted to send a brief hi and I look forward to making a new item, a new friend, and countless other contacts thru this fabu idea.
Best to all ------ Judi luna
Can't wait for September!
Thanks so much to CynCyn for posting to DenverKnits about ISE3!
My first exchange
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!
Hi & HTML
Here's a tutorial for all to see:
The code will look like this in your blog template for your button, if you choose to add one to your blog/journal/etc. (click to see a larger image):
What the heck is a "tag" you ask? Well, HTML includes a series of text "tags" that describe how a Web page is formatted. Each tag appears inside brackets (<>).
- The target="_blank" tag opens the ISE3 blog in a new window. You don't have to include this.
- The border="0" sets the image on the page without a border, but if you want a thick border, increase the number.
- The width and height tags allow you to set the size of the image so that it's smaller than the original image size.
- The li tag formats the items in the side bar as a list. This tag is not necessary, but something Blogger likes, and makes the individual items display in a uniform layout.
***NOTE: Please remember that there are no spaces within the tags, at all. Also, remember the " " quotes around the actual URLs (links addresses). Blogger and Word keep translating my HTML so that's why it looks like I forgot the " before my image link in my example.
Any other questions, I'd be happy to help.
Yay! I'm in
I'm glad I caught wind of this lovely exchange through Lolly's blog. I love hand knitted scarves but curiously I only managed to knit 2 for myself last year and neither are on my blog - a purplish unidentifed yarn from mom's stash in a drop stitch pattern and Manos Bramble colour in My So Called Scarf and one as a gift - lace pattern in Bernat Satin from the Knit Along with Debbie Macomber series.
Can't wait to find the perfect pattern for my secret scarf!
I can blog, I can't get my link to work
Tote Exchange II
Apparently, I can't blog...
I just saw the new ISE III buttons for sidebars, and I want to put one on my blog, but I don't know how. Can anyone point me in the direction of a blogspot instruction manual or something? If its a long explaination, feel free to email me.
(I feel like such a ditz...)
Asked this in a comment but not the main blog - are there other UK male knitters signed up?
WOOT WOOT! (and some additional guidelines)
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.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Lovely to meet you all.
Thanks to Celia and Cynthia for organizing.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Hello from Craftybernie (amended 140806 19:13, UK)
Celia & CynCyn: Would you consider including the Liesel Scarf by
BTW, what's an 'angel' scarf?
Good luck everyone.
Oddly enough, I was cleaning and rearranging my stash this weekend, so I have several lovely cantidates ready to go in the yarn and pattern departments. So send me a scarf pal and I will be on my way!!
A CALL TO ARMS
We'll also start taking names for anyone who'd like to volunteer as an angel too. Though we always hope we won't need to call up an angel scarf, stuff happens.
Thanks! Celia and I are overwhelmed with how excited everyone is about the third round. We've got almost 70 participants so far, with international participants coming from Costa Rica, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, and Singapore... to name a few countries.
Thanks to Krys..I seen his post and went EEEKKK.."had to hurry and sign up"
I'm ready..I'm ready..... The last exchange was great!!
I'm already waiting for my scarf *lol*..
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Hi from me too
and a "Hi" from me too
Happy to Be Back
Excited as well!
ISE time again!!
happy to be here
Glad to Join