Someone asked if it's too late to join the New Years Swap (it is) but Nobones mentioned that ideas for the next one might be appreciated.
Now I'm just thinkin here but lemme know what y'all think about this one. The Great Valentines Stitch Marker Swap!
I've only been on this board for a few months now, and before that I'd never seen a stitch marker before! Now I'm hooked, and a bunch of you guys are sooooooo talented! I thought it'd be fun for a bunch of us to swap stitch markers. And not the usual one for one name swap, but say if each person makes 20 stitch markers and has 4 people's names drawn, they'd send out 16 of their stitch markers (a set of 4 to each person) and then GET 4 separate SETS of stitch markers from 4 OTHER people. Does that sound cool? Sounds really cool in my head... Maybe that could be the one required thing and it'd be optional to do more, but I guess when it's for more than 1 person that could get kinda complicated...
Anyhoo, just throwing that out there. Oh, and I don't necessarily want to claim the "host" possition of this, I know there were a few people "next in line" so to speak, to do the hosting. If no one else wants to, I'd be glad to do so, but I don't want to cut the line =] I'm okay with participating in whatever someone cooks up!
OH and while I was going to sleep I thought of the BEST idea for an in-person holiday season gift swap! Sorta like PollyAnna? Everyone brings a gift and puts it into a pile, we pick numbers to determine order of picking a gift off the table. Each next person to go picks a gift and can decide to take it or swap it, and can swap with any gift that's already been opened. So, nobody really knows what they're going home with until the end of the game. LOTS of fun! There's usually a 5-10 dollar limit on those gifts. We could still do angels and pick the name of the one person we're going to bring the forreal gift packs for. It's a time for food and fun and conversation and lots and lots of gifts! If there's a bunch of us in the same area (same state or city even) that might be fun. But I guess it's always cheaper to fly packages across the country than fly ourselves, eh..?
Again, just throwing that out there for the NEXT holiday season. Heck, it doesn't even have to be HOLIDAY season. That's busy enough and crappy weather-- who says we can't celebrate and exchange knitting gifts in May or July!