Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Swap Fanatic

Over the last year I have become quite the swap fanatic, especially through ravelry.com! As mentioned in my last post, I had joined Amy's (Mrs. Darsie's Menagerie) swap group and became hooked. Around that same time, my friend Julie and I joined a dishcloth swap group. To our dismay, the organizer was going to delete the group but instead stepped down. We then took over the group, renamed & reorganized it. Between our group and Amy's The Swap Stop group, I've been having so much fun swapping!

What is a swap & how do they work? Swaps are an exchanging of items, usually consisting of themed or like-minded items. Commonly, two people are partnered by the swap organizer or moderator. They then exchange information such as likes/wants/dislikes and start to put together a package for one another, sometimes based on a swap's particular package requirements, adding extra goodies for fun.

Yesterday, I signed up for The Swap Stop's Favorite Colors swap. Like many of the swap groups on ravelry, Q&A's are given so that swappers can fill them out and post them in the thread or via their blogs.

I've decided to share my Q&A here.

Group: The Swap Stop
Theme: Favorite Colors
Site: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-swap-stop

Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft?I primarily crochet and can do basic knitting.  Crocheting since 2008 – knitting off and on since late 2009, but I have recently started to knit more!

Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do? I do not spin but just acquired a drop spindle last month from a lovely swap partner in NC.

Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
Sewing, card-making, beading and dyeing yarn are also my passions.

What are your favorite yarns/fibers? ♥ Soft squishy yarns - super-wash merino wools, Cottons, wool blends and the like.

Are there any yarns/fibers that you don’t like? Loathe scratchy yarns, 100% synthetics, and anything with mohair. I do not care for novelty yarns (beaded, glittered, etc).

What is your favorite color? Currently crazy over various grays and purples. But I always ♥ blues and greens too.

Are there any colors you don’t like? Not a fan of pastels or super bright colors.

Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift?Yep, thanks to DB.

Do you have a blog? Yes.

Do you collect anything? Not really. I used to collect fancy pens and letter pressed paper/stationery. Now I’m just a yarn addict. Also, I guess unique earrings have been a small growing collection of mine.

Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? Yep, very much so!  Love salty-sweets like trail mixes with dried fruit, milk chocolate covered pretzels. Mmmm, homemade marshmallows, blowpops, Jelly Bellies, Reese’s Pieces, skittles, fancy milk chocolates with nuts, caramels, honey sticks…drooooooooooooooool.

What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children? Wonderful. Nope. Nope.

Are you allergic to anything? Cats, most trees and certain milk proteins. Also, I have a sensitivity to smoke of any kind and strong scents.

Is there anything else that you want your pal to know?Check out my profile – I’ve got a list of things about me to help you! Let’s see…I’m a swap-crazed lover of life, down to earth, crafty/geeky chic!

I cannot wait until more people are signed up and partners become announced!

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

with peace, love, unity & respect,


  1. Swaps with Amy are always fun! I'll have to check out your dishcloth one.....

  2. @Lisa

    They are so much fun! ♥ It's great getting to know new people too. :)

  3. great q&a. it's always fun to learn more details about people :)

    hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  4. @jenna ? a little blue
    thank you! Yep, weekend was spent mostly relaxing/chores and knitting my little fingers off working on an adorable baby blanket. :)


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