Here is the information about our fab free yarn swap, as posted in meetup.com. To RSVP, either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Yarn-Swap-Meetup/
There is no charge for this event. All guests will be welcome. Children are welcome but please, Mom or Dad, watch them carefully. We will gather at the food court in The Shops at Prudential near Ben and Jerry’s with items we have that we wish to trade. You can bring yarn, pattern books, needles, hooks and other related items. Feel free to treat yourself to some ice cream beforehand, but we don’t want any Chunk Monkey getting on the chunky yarn . We will introduce ourselves and have a few minutes of friendly chit-chat before the fun begins. It is OK if you are shy. I can do the introductions for you if you wish. We will exchange our items so everyone can go away with some exciting new projects without spending any money! What could be better? There are a lot of details I should include so that it runs smoothly. We don’t want to turn into one huge knot of knitters.
Here is how to prepare for this event: Go through your stash of goodies and choose items you can bare to part with. Please remember that someone else will trade for them, so please no little bits of yarn or items that are otherwise unusable. Please label each item with a number 1-10, one being the more inexpensive items and ten being the more expensive items. We will have some time to label items there, but it will help if you label items beforehand. Please label items clearly with tape around a rubber band or other similar device. Please put your name on every item. You will need to take items that are not traded at the end of the event. Each item will be Label them as follows:
1, 2 or 3: acrylic yarn, pattern pamphlets, inexpensive crochet hooks and other more inexpensive items
3,4, 5, 6: mid-priced yarn, fancy-shmancy hooks and needles, nice pattern books, etc.
7,8,9, or 10: yarn of the highest quality, needle or hook sets, hardcover books, etc.
Each person will tally up the amount of “points” that their stuff equals (don’t feel weird about having few points; some stashes are just too precious to part with…)and then, when everyone has their points, we will look through the stuff and get stuff that equals our points.
After we can sit and chat about what we plan to do with our second generation of yarn stash or about projects we are working on.
Here are some guidelines that I ask everyone to follow:
Please be fair and honest. This event will only run smoothly if everyone gives points to their items in a reasonable way and takes items in a reasonable way.
Please be kind to everyone. Some people are fashionistas who know about the subtleties of flattering darts. Others like to make daisy toilet paper roll holders. Others mutter to themselves, “The bear goes over the mountain…” as they try to remember how to crochet. Please be welcoming of all our participants.