As you know if you have been on the Bus Full of Yarn before, many of us have a commitment to using up some of the yarn in our stash. We chat a lot about yarn, our stash, what we are working on… We chat a lot. One day, the chatter went back to our swap and how much fun that was. First – a little history on the swap.
Twelve of us signed up in May of 2012 for a secret swap within our Ravelry group. Patty was in charge of drawing names for us and sharing addresses. Then pandemonium ensued. We started a thread where we asked and answered random and not-so-random questions about the wants, needs and allergies of the group. Then packages were posted and flew around the world and photos started coming in of the packages that people were receiving.
As we were discussing the thought of having another swap next year, several of us expressed our disappointment in waiting until 2013 to do the swap again. We came up with 2 ideas of how to get through until the next swap.
- A traveling project for everyone to work on
- A traveling finished object for everyone to take a picture with and pass on
Of course, we decided to do both. The first to happen will be the Stashdown Scarf. I had about 4 inches of a scarf that I started, but I don’t know what the pattern is and I have no intention of finishing it.
Off it went this morning, this little bit of knitted softness. It will travel the world for the next several months, visiting many friendly hands in various countries all over the world. Its journey will be recorded here with photos as it goes. I wish it safe travels and much fun along the way!