So I mentioned in my post yesterday that I stumbled across a little thing called Gimme Your Stuff in the quest to find new Sockenwolle Unipo yarn. There is nothing I like more than sending and getting things through the mail (bills don’t count), so I’ve decided to go ahead and post lists of what I can send and what I would like to receive in an international swap!
I live on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, and I love to knit, so things I can send include:
- Knitting and crafting supplies (quality natural yarns, buttons, homemade magnets, stickers, fancy ribbons, fabric, paper, vintage pattern booklets)
- Handknit baby caps and/or booties; handknit armwarmers or wristwarmers
- Blank greeting cards from around here
- Homemade pickled ginger for sushi or stirfry (no aspartame or food coloring!)
- Canadian food and candy (chips, chocolate bars, maple syrup stuff, whatever else tickles your fancy)
- Ocean seashells and beach glass
- Thrifted books in English (on a bunch of different topics. They’re usually more entertaining to look at than they are informative or especially good to read...)
- Children’s picture books
- Random (but beautiful!) tin boxes and containers
- Unique decorations (figurines, ornaments, wall hangings, etc.)
- Stationery items (cards, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper)
- Postcards, stamps, and coins from Canada
- Tea leaves or bags
I can also make arrangements to find stuff that isn’t on this list if you’re looking for something else (cosmetics, toiletries, Tums, Lipsmackers, whatever)!
What I would like to receive:
- Wool yarn in rich earthy colours (greens, browns, oranges, and reds)
- Books, pictures, posters, or postcards with non-English text/words on it
- Prints of religious icons or deities (it doesn’t matter which ones—any gods or sacred symbols from any religions are fine)
- Blank greeting cards!
- Crafting supplies
- Stationery stuff (paperclips, paper, clips, etc.)
- Patches or badges of your country’s crest, flag, or national symbols
- Hardcover journals or notepads
- Anything kitschy, vintage, or retro (especially tins, communist propaganda posters/postcards/photos, or decorations to put around the house)
- CDs/tapes of national folk or traditional music
What I would prefer not to receive (just saying):
- Food (unless you’ve got some Finnish Viking licorice… OK, and maybe some quality milk chocolate, too!)
- Acrylic yarn. God knows I have enough of that in my stash!
- Anything soapy or scented (bath stuff, candles, etc.) Unless it's made with 100% essential oils, I will break into hives. We don't want that, do we?
I am a big fan of quality and ironic thrift store finds, so if you’d like to swap with me, leave a comment or drop me an e-mail! Thank you!