This morning Dave asked what the next fun swap was going to be, and I slyly let him know that I, PoMo Golightly, had an idea. I've been thinking about this since Sockapaloooza and while I've been learning to dye for Dye-o-Rama. Both of my pals sent great stuff to go along with the socks and yarn, and I thought What about an exchange in which participants make a little (sock-size) project bag out of whatever materials they chose (felt a bag, sew a bag, reconstruct a bag from recycled sweaters...you get the picture)?
Then I thought about how I get nervous and edgy and, you know, avoidy about adjusting patterns, how I pretend that I just can't do the math necessary to adjust a pattern to fit as needed (what do you always say, Noelle? Math-impaired Barbie?). So what if the exchange included a requirement to take one of the gazillion wonderful sock patterns available, give full credit to its author (of course, of course!), and customize the pattern for a perfect fit for your pal. So many swaps I've done have helped me improve my skills, and this is an area where I need improving. Maybe a few of you fellow knitters do, too?
I passed the idea by my pal Scout, who thought a poll was in order. So head on over to visit her, send your friends over, and let us know if you're interested, or if this is just a dorky idea, and I should just plan on doing my algebra homework alone! If enough people are into it, Scout's promised to help me out, and we all know that means a fabu time for everyone involved! G'on, let us know what you think!
ETA: For anyone interested in dates and a timeline: sign ups June 16-18, matches by June 26, final mail date August 11 (my mom's b'day!).