Sunday, April 18, 2010

Swapbot Yarn Exchange

I've been having some fun with Swapbot.com. It's a computer generated swapping facilitator that connects people all over the world with others that have common interests. Take, oh, I don't know, yarn, for instance! I signed up to swap yarn and chocolate with one other person. One skein of yarn and one chocolate bar had to be sent in April before the hot weather set in causing chocolate coated yarn skeins to be delivered. Sticky yarn is never fun....


This package was sent to Canada! My swap partner loves wool, so I sent a skein of Lorna's Laces Swirl DK, a super soft blend of wool and silk. I know we were only supposed to send one chocolate bar, but they were on sale.....The envelope says "A little something I made...JUST FOR YOU." Inside is the crocheted bracelet I blogged about earlier in the week. I hope she likes it all! I don't know yet because I sent the package on the deadline and at the post office they told me it would take 5 to 10 days to be delivered! I'll keep that in mind for future international swaps anyway.

Now, on to the package I received.



My package comes from a knitter in California! Too cool! In addition to the yarn, she sent me a fat, blue pen with an Apple logo! I wonder who she works for! The skein of Mission Falls 1824 Cotton was just perfect for me. I've been wondering what this yarn is like. I know just what it will be, too. Since it's a one skein project, it won't take too long to make up. Of course, the project will have to wait its turn in the queue!

I think Swapbot is fun. You do have to be pretty trusting though. It is monitored, but they require addresses and other personal information to make the site workable. The envelope I put the bracelet in was also from a stationery exchange on Swapbot. It's made from paper pressed with flower petals and smells very springlike. It came in handy to put the bracelet in and sweeten the whole box.

18 comments:

  1. Not sure which looks more yummy the chocolate or the yarn. I am now a follower of your blog. stampkrl from swapbot.

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  2. I wish I was part of this swap. The chocolate looks delicious!

    -Vivian
    (newbatteri, from swapbot)

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  3. receiving and giving is the best in life.

    robotgranny/celine from swap-bot
    in I Want More Blogger Followers swap following your blog!

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  4. I enjoy swap-bot too! I recently received a pack of Hot Drink! I like the idea that you will never know what's inside the package!

    This is Vic5ive from Swap-bot I want more blogger followers.

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  5. Hi – My name is Ellen and I’m following your blog through swap-bot. Hope you’ll follow back. My info: scentednights2002

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  6. I've been swapping for a couple of years with Swap-bot and really enjoy it. Both skeins of yarn look so beautiful! My sister knits but I have never gotten the hang of it (or crocheting).

    I'm e2java from Swap-Bot's "I Want More Blog Followers" and I am now following your blog.

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  7. Great Swiss chocolate!

    KBL from Swapbot now following :-)

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  8. awesome package.....I just signed up for swapbot and am loving it.....

    abigail20 from swapbot "I want more blogger followers"

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  9. I love swap-bot, too. Got some really interesting stuff from people all around. It's cool to read your sharing.
    papacancan from swap-bot

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  10. Lol ... chocolate-covered yarn. Weird combo for a swap, then again, who can deny chocolate and yarn? Now following your blog! squareby from SB.

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  11. that's a great swap! swap-bot, betterthannaked

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  12. Great goodies in both packages! Hi, I'm susan from swapbot (luv2swap). Enjoyed my first visit to you blog, looking forward to reading it some more.

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  13. Swapbot is fun...and nice to meet you! Following you..

    Karen/SewSouthern
    Swapbot

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  14. i'm now following you! :) i was also in the yarn and chocolate swap and i got the most heavenly chocolate :) hope to swap with you soon!

    katie

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  15. Agnetha from swap-bot is following you now!!

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  16. Both packages look great, I know your partner will be pleased with what you sent her. This is K8ty from Swap-Bot for the I Want More Blogger Followers swap.

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  17. Prepared to become addicted to Swap-bot!!! I love it there.

    iLoveMail from the I Want More Blogger Followers swap

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  18. I love Swap-bot as well. I've been having a blast!

    MelonFarmingBabe- Swap-bot

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