I seriously had some grand plans for this entry. I was all set to show you the first puff in my Beekeeper's Quilt odyssey, and officially launch our mini skein swap. Unfortunately, the only thing that got finished around here was this:
Dudes, I am sick. Not dying or anything... just at that stage of a cold where you vaguely wish you would. Blerg.
Anywho, I ran home from work, stopping to get a set of size 4 dpns, which oddly enough I didn't have. Then I fished out the lovely stripedy sock yarn that I plan to swap and wound it into a cake. Then I set about making my first puff, which currently looks like this:
Apparently, you start these little buggers the same way you would a toe-up sock. Since I'm a rather monogamous top-down girl when it comes to socks, this was all new to me and took a little fiddling. It'd be finished, but I didn't think it'd be wise to continue after emptying the bottle, above.
And now what we've all been waiting for:
The Power Puff Mini Skein Swap (What? I've always wanted to be a Power Puff Girl.)
Who: You. And your friends, and knitting buddies and whoever. Up to 20 people. And yes -- if you want to be 2 people, you can send 20 skeinlets and get 20 back. Just let me know ahead of time.
What: Sock yarn, baby. I'd prefer to avoid acrylic, but anything else will work. Send out something you'd love to receive and good things will come back to you (in a neatly packed envelope, no less). Each skeinlet should be 20 yards in length. Once sign ups are closed, I'll tell you how many to send.
When: Sign up by October 3, and send your yarn (and a self-addressed stamped envelope) by October 15. I'll turn it around as soon as it all arrives, hopefully no later than November 1. I'd promise earlier, but we have a few international folks who want to play and I want to make sure we have time for everyone's yarn to get here. On the international front, don't let the SASE thing scare you off. If it's an issue let me know and we'll try to work something out.
Where: Email me by clicking that cute little typewriter over on the right (or message me on Ravelry -- my ID is cagirlygirl), and send me your email address. I'll send you my mailing address and you'll be Officially Signed Up.
Why: Because ZOMG, SO cute! Also, it's fun. And swaps are neat. And I'll be really sad if I hold a skeinlet-swapping party and nobody comes. What more reason do you need? Oh. You need actual reasons? Well then... It's way more fun to do stuff like this together, and I'll host Power Puff progress parties, and we can trade links to cute puff decorations, and encouragement when you have one puff down and 383 to go is always a good thing.
Questions? Shout out in the comments, or shoot off an email and I'll come up with some sort of totally plausible answer.
With that, I'm going to go pass out in a drug-induced stupor. But when I wake up, I'm going to check out everyone's FO Friday posts. I'm reasonably sure somebody else actually finished something other than Nyquil. Ooh! It's also Fiber Arts Friday! Go visit them, too.