The following are requirements of the package if/when you join the Summer 2009 Swap (sign-ups open May 15th). Please note that these are the minimum requirements.
There will be links on the Swap Blog to help you with ideas and gifts to include. Please try to cater to your downstream pal’s tastes as much as possible. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your hostesses.
Minimum of 100g of yarn / fibre. Please ensure it is something your pal will like and use. It can be from your stash as long as it is new and has a label (or card if hand-spun/dyed)
Details of a pattern for the yarn / fibre supplied (can be something from your partners Ravelry queue). Books (including high quality second hand), pamphlets or printouts acceptable.
Yummy treats to eat or drink. Check out their preferences and try to send them something they will enjoy. (chocolate, tea, hot cocoa, coffee, biscuits)
A new item to pamper/play with. Don’t forget to double-check any allergies! (soaps, bubble bath, candles, funny-joke toy, knick-knacks)
A local speciality (can also be under one of the other headings). It might be alpaca from a local farm, Kendal Mint Cake, Tiptree Jam, Norfolk Lavender - you get the idea.
Minimum spending: £20 not including shipping.
A handmade item is NOT required, but is always a thoughtful addition to a swap package.