Dog Days of Summer

I've joined a new swap group!!! It's called the 'Dog Days of Summer' Dishcloth Swap. What happens is you get allocated a partner, you make contact with them by the 6th of July by email or posting on their blog. You complete the questionnaire posted on the Swap site, and post it on your blog so that your buddy can find out a bit about you. You have til the 15th of August to send out a parcel to them. Your parcel is to contain:

A knitted or crocheted dishcloth
A pattern for a dishcloth
Some sort of yummy specialty soap
A skein of cotton yarn for your pal to make cloths with
Any other edible or good smelling goodies you wish to include
Total value should be no less than $15, not including shipping.

Registration is open til the 30th of June, so there's still a couple of days left for those of you who are keen to join. The details of how to register can be found on the site.

Here is my questionnaire, happy reading....

Do you knit, or crochet, or do both? Both

How long have you been knitting\crocheting? About 12 months.

Have you knit dishcloths or dishtowels before? No.

What are your favorite cotton yarns? Any as I have never used it before.

Is there a cotton or linen your've been dying to try but have not? No.

Are there any cotton yarns you don’t enjoy knitting with? No.

What type of needle do you prefer using? Metal

What other projects do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Beanies, Finger Puppets, Gloves.

Do you have other hobbies or enjoy other kinds of crafting? I love sewing, gardening and cooking, and spending time with my family.

What kind of treats do you like? Chocolate? Candies? Nuts? Definitely CHOCOLATE!!

What colors are your kitchen and bath decorated in, if any? My kitchen has black marble bench tops with white cupboards and deep cream walls. My bathroom is ivory and maroon.

What are your favorite colors and what colors do you dislike? Browns, Blues, Greens, Reds. Any colour is fine if it's used properly.

Do you drink coffee? Tea? Other beverages? Coffee of coarse.

Do you have any kids (human or pet variety!)? 1 baby girl aged 9.5months and a whole lot of pets, 14 to be exact.

Do you have any allergies? No

Please share 3 tidbits about yourself that you think your pal and other swappers might find odd or interesting. O.K where do I start... Well I turned straight to my husband for some advice and here is what we've come up with. I guess that the first thing could be that I love animals, the second that I'm very old fashioned and love all things old school and the third would be that I'm extremely motivated and I love having other motivated people around me like my husband.


  1. Hey Jode,
    Great post....lvoe the questionare...good luck with the swap.... hope you get some lovely surprises...
    luv Abby

  2. Thanks, are you ging to join this swap?

    Love JoJo

  3. ummmmm.... maybe next time am a bit flat out with everything at the moment.... I am doing wrap with love as well... let me know when it is on next...
    luv Abby

  4. Oooh, a face-lift... I like it!
    Hope you are well.

    I'll call you one of these days.

  5. Thanks for noticing my new look Jen. I wanted something a bit fresha looking, I hope that's what the white does.

    I've been meaning to call you too.

    Love Jodes

  6. hi I noticed you are new to this swap and so is my spoiler and I'm a bit of a snoop...


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