Thursday, April 29, 2010

Can I Ask You Something?

So, I signed up for a swap. I've never done this before, but I was caught in a moment of weakness.

The swap is being organized on Ravelry and is related to the TV show Lost. Now, I'm a fan of the show and have watched it pretty much since the beginning. (Ok, we kinda broke up for a while during the third season which was slow. I'm not the only one that jumped ship for a while.) I really enjoy the show but I am in no way an expert. I'm doing my best to put together a swap package that includes little bits of the show but also includes items (knitted and otherwise) that will appeal to my swapee. (I have stalked her on Ravelry. I'm sneaky like that.)

Have you ever been in a swap? Did you ever get anything that you loved? Did it not really work out for you?

To be honest, I haven't really thought about what I might get in the mail. I just want to make sure that the object of my swapping enjoys the package that I send.


Sarah said...

The swap I did earlier this year - the Magic Yarn Ball Swap was amazing - so much fun both putting together the package and opening mine. Stalking is definitely the way to go.

Donna Lee said...

I was part of a baked goods and yarn swap and I enjoyed it. I got an amazing package and had a good time putting together my package to send off. The swap group closed down shortly after the first one because there were too many flakes.

I've done some private swaps and they've been no end of fun.

Kathleen C. said...

I've done a bunch of swaps, and have enjoyed them all. I just put my energy into the gathering together and don't worry about the receiving. You have to be willing to give with no preconceived ideas about the receiving.
Stalking is an excellent idea... I visited their ravelry stash and project pages, and if they had a blog I read a dozen or so posts.

J. said...

Well, I feel better. For a while there, I was feeling a little sneaky by doing "research" (ie stalking.) It's nice to know that other people do it, too.

T. said...

I have no ideas - but the stalking makes sense (even if it's a little creepy).

Amanda said...

You have to stalk - that's part of the fun of the swap. I can always tell which of my swap partners were good stalkers because their gifts are always spot on.