Monday, July 06, 2009

Whoduknit Bottle Swap

Swap is Open to Whoduknit Members Only

Okay - back by popular demand - The Bottle Swap! What is a bottle swap? This is how it works. You buy a two liter bottle of soda. Then you drink it (or pour it down the drain). Wash it and let it dry. Then you take off the label and cut an X in the bottle. Here comes the fun part. You fill it with goodies for your partner. How do you know what to put in it? Well - you are a member of Whoduknit, right? You read mysteries? You know all about stalking? So e-mail your partners from an anonymous e-mail address, go to their blogs and do some research, google their names - never know what you will come up with! Yarn, books, patterns, handknit items, knitting accessories,bookmarks, candy etc. But nothing breakable please! Then tape the opening shut, glue the top onto the bottle, tape a mailing label on it, and take it to the post office to mail it.
Penny has suggested that you first line the bottle with tissue paper before filling it so that it will not be too tempting for someone to decide to keep for their own, and that sounds like a good idea.

The Rules

1. Sign-ups begin July 7 and end July 15. Partners will be assigned by July 24.
2. Everything you mail MUST fit into a 2 liter bottle.
( Exception: If you are mailing international, you will have to put your bottle into a box or a padded envelope to mail it. Please check with your PO for size and weight limitations.)
Bottles must be mailed by August 24 (but certainly can be mailed earlier). You will need to get a delivery confirmation number and send the number to me. (For international mailing please provide the custom number).

This is a secret swap - the person you are sending to will not be the person sending to you. It's up to you if you want to remain anonymous - but it's really fun to do that.
Want to Play? Of course you do! Here is what to do:

Send an e-mail to me, with the subject line "Whoduknit Bottle Swap" and include the following information:

Your full real name
Your e-mail address
Your mailing address
Your blog address if you have one

Your Ravelry name if you are on Ravelry

Your telephone number (this will be kept confidential and only used in case of a communication breakdown)
Willing to mail international : Yes __ NO __

home environment : pets___ smoke ___

allergic to : pets ___ smoke ___other____

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