What if MWK did a scarf exchange? Would you be interested in participating??

Yes
86% (83 votes)
No.
14% (14 votes)
Total votes: 97

Comments

StuartWS's picture

Okay, so hear's what I'm thinking. We knit for each other! I just joined the International Scarf Exchange 6 and thought MWK would be a great forum for an exchange. I'd be willing to serve as host if there is interest. I've set up this poll up for 4 weeks to float the idea.

THIS IS NOT A REGISTRATION POLL! :-)

This is simply to see if there is interest. I'll get to registration later if enough people want to do this.

How it works is that you you register with a simple questionaire including likes/dislike for fibre/color/style/etc. (I'll also include allergies to pets, etc since they tend to participate with fiber "donations"!). Then, you're matched up with another participant and you knit for him! I'll set schedule's etc later on.

What do y'all think?
Stuart

Parrot's picture

Last year, our fiber guild did a scarf exchange, and was a lot of fun. I think it's a great idea . . . count me in, if it develops.

Doug
(Parrot)

Aaronknits's picture

Sounds like fun. Count me in too!

ksmarguy's picture

Sounds great...Would be nice to know that I would be knitting for someone I did not "know"

Buck Strong's picture

I'm a whore for a nice scarf. Sign me up.

Geoff

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Aaronknits's picture

Really? Is that all it takes?

Buck Strong's picture

I never said that I wasn't a cheap date. However, you're probably correct. So, I think I'll hold out for the scarf and a pint of really good porter.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

steve kadel's picture

ah, a little drinking n knitting. i see

we put birds on things

Buck Strong's picture

"ah, a little drinking n knitting. i see"
...and then a little......;)

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

steve kadel's picture

scarfing? ;)

we put birds on things

You people! I need a cig now

steve kadel's picture

then a little...anything you want, cowboy/math teacher.
signed
recovering scarf whore

we put birds on things

StuartWS's picture

Maybe this conversation/pickup should be moved off list! Although I'm just DYING to know where this goes... :-)
Stuart

steve kadel's picture

2far? oops. sorry. back 2 knits n purls

we put birds on things

steve kadel's picture

2far? oops. sorry. back 2 knits n purls

we put birds on things

steve kadel's picture

what kind of scarves do scarf whores like? :)

we put birds on things

MMario's picture

In thoery I love the idea - in reality - I don't wear scarves - and my Identical Twin cousin from 1842 who does wear scarves already has three.

Add in the fact that I'm already so far behind (I finished my 2006 christmas knitting in January '08) that I wouldn't do a swap justice.

But I'd love reading about it all!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
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What a great idea Stuart! I'm game.

GreggC

yippee~

potterdc's picture

We potters do mug exchanges similar to this. At the big annual ceramics conference, NCECA, members of the Clayart Listserve who attend exchange mugs, then, for those of us who can't make it, there's the NCECA Stay At Home Mug Exchange. Fun!

Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

Think less, enjoy it more.

crmartin's picture

Sounds like fun, given enough advance notice. I've got several projects waiting to be started or maybe it could be moved up on the list. I've never hand knitted a scarf so I'm not sure how long it would take. Lets see... I have to decide on just the right pattern, then I need to go shopping for just the right yarn, then I have to explain to Dennis why I'm buying more yarn since I've been on a yarn buying spree the last couple of weeks since I won $630 at the casino after betting only $3. Is that a run on sentence or what? I'm a nervous wreck!!!

Randy

Randy

Aaronknits's picture

The diamond stitch scarf I made for myself was kind of time consuming (for me). I don't even remember how long it took but it was more than an month. I think it was done on size 3 needles. But the end result was worth it. The "My So Called Scarf" from the knit-along went much quicker, of course.

steve kadel's picture

i'd be interested

we put birds on things

PaxKnitter's picture

LOL. WJBDineen and I have discussed just such an idea several times lately. I think it would be a great idea.

Peace,
Paul

Peace,
Paul

Asbjörn's picture

This is a great idea. When I was big into Craftster, there were loads of craft swaps and it was always a good time to be had by all. I don't know whether or not I would participate only because I am limited in technique and Knit in slooowww-mo. If I feel it is realistic for me to do, and that I could conceivably get things together in the time limit I would be game for it.
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rmbm612's picture

Sounds like fun to me........count me in.........have several scarves done and waiting for a recipient..

JDM511's picture

I have a sweater I need to complete in the next couple of months, so depending on where I am with the sweater I would consider participating.

Jim

Marknits's picture

I'm definitely in, my last exchange was quilt blocks... ended up making a raffle quilt for the church I was attending... This would be much more fun because I would absolutely keep the scarf and wear it and maybe not wear much else ;-) However, it seems that we already have one scarf whore so I will keep my naughty scarf thoughts to myself. Now to find a really sexy yarn to work with... oooooh baby!

NoNewWitticisms's picture

I voted yes, because I think it's a brill idea and I can never have enough scarves. This having been said, it's very unlikely I'll be participating if this happens in the next few months. I daren't show the sad things I'm knitting to anyone who knows what they're doing.

Edited: Untrue. I'd show you in a heartbeat; I just wouldn't pretend you were interested in owning it.

MMario's picture

Are you kidding - years from now it would be a great blackmail showpiece!
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

NoNewWitticisms's picture

I guess I could cross-stitch a lovely IOU for a scarf exchange, and replace it with a scarf when I thought I could make something suitable.

eyedoc's picture

Count me in!!!!

I think that a scarf swap is a wonderful idea!! Scarves are my favorite thing to knit.

Shawn

knitsncycles's picture

i'd be in. sounds like fune.

Sounds like fun. New to MWK and sort of new to knitting, but I think that it would be sort of fun to do. Also, how does it actually work? Meaning do you put an experienced knitter with another experienced knitter? I would say that I am an intermediate knitter. And scarves are all I make. LOL I think that I have "ADD" with other projects. Scarves are pretty easy to knit up and it's on the next project!

"DWS"
DudeWithSticks

Ellacre's picture

I'm in for sure.

Count me in - what a great idea.
Kurt

Blankie's picture

I'm totally in. I've run out of necks around here...

Crafty Andy's picture

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I am interested as well. Will be checking in more often.

jwhassjr's picture

No one ever knits for me. While that doesn't stop me from knitting for myself, I think it would be great to share with admirers that someone else made a scarf for me.

I also think it would be great to not have to make any choices. Just letting someone else take complete creative control.
Sounds like a lot of fun.

hsfg's picture

Howdy ya'll...
I am new to this. Read "virgin" to scarf exchanges....but will try just about anything... (knitting) !
I'm in. Let me know when, where and for whom. I AM THERE!

rjcb3's picture

Sounds neat. I wouldn't mind joining in on the fun.

I've been out of it for a while, so, it would be cool to get back with everyone again...neat little way of doing it.

)O(
Robert

mostlynuts's picture

I'm in

FredSC's picture

count me in