This year we will shake things up with a couple of new rules.
Instead of a 3 point system, we will go to a 5 point system! No need for those pesky 1/2 points.
We will also require three new items be added to your shop in order to start. Let’s keep the market fresh!
This round will be US only. Sorry to all the international swappers, but if you would like to organize your own, you are encouraged to do so. You can contact @gozer for a spreadsheet to keep track of points.
Signups will start around September 1st, with a two week sign-up peroid. But we don’t have to wait to open our shops and start swapping! The swap will end mid-October or early November depending on the number of people we have join.
Let us know if your planning to join and go ahead and start your discussion here!
Signups will start around September 1st, with a two week sign-up period. But we don’t have to wait to open our shops and start swapping! The swap will end mid-October or early November depending on the number of people we have join.
I have also opened up the discussion to see if anyone has a preference on it being longer or shorter.
I shortened my original swap dates by about 2 weeks. This way people can restock their shops more frequently instead of spreading it out and they can join more swaps. Also, Fall usually has more swaps going on and as a mod I will be tracking several swaps, not just this one. I am sure I will need a break. LOL!
In past rounds, zip pouches have been popular. Also Teesha Moore style patches, I think?
I would also be charmed by ATC cards or maybe illustrated postcards?
I’m debating about joining, since my main craft is knitting & it’s hit or miss some years on what folks want. I have quite a few things that I’ve made for test knits in the past year or 2 – mainly baby items with a couple of cowls thrown into the mix.
I might choose a cowl if the colors were right. You want some knit ideas? I’d love some knitted socks (but I have large-ish feet and legs), or some little knitted animals (kittens, rabbits… I’m thinking simple ones like @Dooney’s “kitten nuggets”), or some dishrags. I think @gozer said she wanted a hat. Somebody else mentioned boot toppers, I think. You should definitely play! The more, the better!