I participated in my first amigurumi swap on Ravelry this month. What is an amigurumi swap, you ask? Basically, it is a way to trade handmade amis with other crocheters. You receive the name and address of another participant and make an ami for that person, i.e. your ‘swappy’. Someone else gets your name and makes one for you. The catch is that you don’t know who has your name until you receive your gift in the mail. Since this was in international swap, the participants also included little gifts from their home country. Very cute! I was thrilled when I received this adorable owl, as well as a whole bunch of other goodies, from Mia (a fellow swappy!). Isn’t he sweet? I tried to photograph him in his ‘natural environment’.
On a sadder note, the little puppy that I sent to my swappy in Turkey has gotten hopelessly lost in the mail. But, I’m working hard on another cutie to send her way. This time — FedEx!
If you are interested in a swap, you should check out the communities on Ravelry. They have all kinds of swaps, and not just limited to amis. Happy crocheting!