June 25, 2014: Swap-bot is a great place, I've definitely had fun here over the past few years and met some wonderful people, but I'm at the point now where I need to take a break. I'll keep my links posted so that those who may wish to find me, can.
I'm a nursing student with an undergraduate background in anthropology, gender studies and modern history. I'm passionate about art (of every description, especially photography), writing and spending time in my garden. I live on Whidbey Island, in the beautiful pacific northwest, with my beloved and our furry menagerie.
Knitting is one of my great loves, although I am also somewhat adept at sewing and am learning to crochet amigurumi (which I then stuff with catnip and let my three cats go bonkers on). Currently in my knitting basket: odd creatures (hermit crabs, snails, octopus) designed by Hansi Singh and Stitch Surfer Socks.
I prefer to swap postcards, letters, smaller knit projects, Inchies and ATCs; I am especially drawn to those which are ridiculous and/or unique.
Of course, what intrigues me most is what you find beautiful-- I am not someone who is easily offended or who has conventional taste. I would much rather receive something interesting-- something that you put yourself into, rather than something that anyone could create with templates and stickers.
Irony, a sense of humour and a certain level of inappropriateness will always be welcomed.
a note about the swaps which I host: please feel free to use any of my swap ideas -- past or present. No need to credit me or ask me first.
("Little Purple Riding Hood Coat" which I knit for a friends baby using the design from Sublime #649, The Eighth Little Sublime Hand Knit Book)
I love stamped and written postcards-- although I am fine if you would rather send them blank and/or in an envelope as well.
I find it really interesting to hear about personal beliefs and faith. My own beliefs lean towards practicing love (without a specific deity in mind), and I genuinely honour and respect all paths that centre around this. With that said, please feel free to share your thoughts on religion or your own personal journey, but please leave condemnation and brimstone out of the conversation.
I also love quotes and poems-- if you are moved to include one on your post card, I would be thrilled.
...the list grows and changes daily.
(Photo uncredited, but so inspiring: upcycling useless objects into semi-useless objects is a hobby of mine)
I'm generally always on the hunt for these things, and would love to swap for them:
...a recent Anne Taintor postcard I sent to Anna in Russia via Postcrossing