Well, you girls are good in guessing! I was trying to knit bag with the emphasis on try.
I started with knitting the piece and everything looked good. I stitched it together and put it in the washer. The first time it looked floppy, so I washed it again and it now as hard as cardboard.. and so small, I don't think I can use it.
It was just a test. So I think I might start another one some day.
I am hosting a swap again. I do this each year and the members can only join if they get an invitation. This is to avoid the kind of swaps that you might have heard about on the Internet as well...people never get their blocks, people who can't measure..well just people who don't really care and send bad work. To avoid this we have a smaller group with people who have a more personal bond with each other, making people care more. People who send bad work to others or never send theirs will not be able to join again.
Last year we did the CrazyQuilt Round Robin. You had to make your own blocks, which ensured that you got the right size on the blocks and the colors as you want. You would then send your blocks and they would be decorated by the other members..This is how mine turned out:
We are now doing a bag swap. You need to make a bag with some goodies before the end of April and send it to your swap member and you will get a bag back with some goodies. They will not know who is going to send them a bag. The members are from England, Ireland, Holland, Sweden and Finland. The criteria for the bag is: as long as you can put something in it, use it more then once and you made it yourself, everything is OK.
So I will try and come up with another idea for a good bag. I will keep you informed...