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Arrrr! There Be Pirates Here, Mateys!

Filed under: Knitting — folkcat at 8:30 pm on Monday, February 27, 2006

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nipper has come up with a fun idea – a Booty Swap! Deliberately designed to be small and limited in scope – and sounding like fun besides – this is the first online swap I’ve decided to actually sign up for.

The concept is simple. Here are the rules as presented at nipperknits:

sign ups begin now and end March 1st. I’ll make the match ups and send them out the first weekend in March. It’s kind of like a Secret Pal, but with more specifications… Booty will be shipped to your Booty Pal-yes, I said Booty Pal. I’m having so much fun with this. Anyway, booty will be shipped to your Booty Pal on March 31. It needs to include:

1. Something made.
2. Something stash-y.
3. Somehthing to eat.
4. Something bought specifically with your person in mind.
5. And of course, something piratical.

There don’t need to be 5 things in the box, you can mix it up if you want. Make some pirate cookies and tick three items off your list. But if you want to put 5 things in the that’s fine, too. “They’re more guidelines, than rules.” Open to anyone, you don’t have to be knitter to join! Also remember, this is The Swap of Small Treasures-you want to give things that you treasure and that they will treasure. It’s about a connection… you know, with your Booty Pal.

If you think you might be interested, hurry on over and drop her an e-mail – the deadline is the day after tomorrow!

My thanks to nipper for putting this one together. I’ve been watching news about Secret Pal swaps and the like during the past year as I read blogs, and have felt a bit out of the loop. The financial level most of those are conducted at puts them out of reach for me. And the time commitment – many of them go on for months – seemed too much to take on.

This Booty Swap, however…that’s different! This is a swap that can be done with a limited budget, and that is limited to a single month. Creativity will count here, and I have that in abundance. I’m very good at finding and making “small treasures”!

So, I e-mailed nipper a short while ago, and now I just have to wait and see who I get matched up with. Which, I assume, will need to be a secret until the swap is over.

This is going to be fun! I’ve already got an idea for something piratical to knit…it may wind up being a new free pattern to offer, too…Arrrr!

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