Friday, August 25, 2006


This is just to clarify some of the questions we've received through email and figured I'd answer them here too, since some of you may also have the same questions.

The intent of the swap is to give your partner the chance to experience something new or different, whether that be a new fiber type, a new spinning technique, or a color outside of what they may normally choose for themselves. If your partner has a preferred fiber, that's perfectly acceptable to send! But by all means, if you'd like to spin up a small amount (outside the 4 oz /2 oz exchange requirement) for your partner to see a mini sample skein to match the wpi of what's in the pattern, that'd be awesome. I could see how that would be useful in developing, or sending an appropriate pattern to your partner.

The pattern need not be a knitting pattern either. If your partner crochets or weaves, patterns for handspun items created in other ways are acceptable as well. There's no firm rule that you must spin and create what your partner sends, but wouldn't it be a fun challenge to do so? (I'm channeling Scout's and Beverly's KSKS swap spirit here) ;)

For those of you that have signed up to be invited to the blog, feel free to post about items related to the swap. For example, you may post about your package ideas, spinning advice/techniques, recommended online/offline spinning vendors, sources for patterns, questions to the hostesses/participants... I think you get the idea. If you'd like to be invited to the blog, just drop us a line and we'll get an invitation to you.

Oh, another quick note. We have a small number of Virgin Spindlers, so go out there Rebels and infect invite a virgin to the swap to make it fun for them too!

Christina and I are so excited to have everyone on-board to share the spinning love!


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