Craft swaps are a fairly popular activity on the Internet. The idea is that crafters get together and make items for each other and exchange them with one another. I have done one finished object swap before. It was a jewelry making swap many years ago, and I felt it was a bust for me. I am sure my swap partner thought his/her item was wonderful, and it did have some skill involved, but it was not to my taste at all. I never wore it. I know that is kind of sad. Maybe this person spent all kinds of time planning and making the jewelry piece, and I was not able to appreciate the effort. This experience turned me off to the whole swap idea.
Not all swaps are for finished objects, and I have had better luck with those such as Lori Andersen’s Bead Soup Blog Party. Now some of this could be because Lori has very specific parameters for her soup parties. The other jewelry finished object swap I participated in only had one, color.
Given all of that, however, I have decided to give finished object swapping another try because one of the podcasters I watch is running one for Easter, and it just sounds kind of fun. The podcast is Sock Bunny Knit and Fit, and you can find out the details posted on her Ravelry group. Those who want to participate have to contact her with specific details (again see the Ravelry post) by Feb. 21, 2013. Swap packages must be received before Easter, which is March 31, 2013.
Like Lori’s Bead Soup, this has very specific questions for participants to fill out and very specific requirements as well, so I’m hopeful that it will be a fun experience. I have a few ideas to put into my package and have already started surfing around for some cute bunny amigurumi patterns.