waaaaay back in may, i was looking to swap some jojoland yarn for a back issue of interweaves knit magazine. i posted my swap on KH, and at the time, no one had a copy they wanted to be rid of (i don’t blame them). at the same time, another member of KH had posted she had books to swap. i sent her a message about her Cat Bordhi book, (i have a copy, but gave it up as lost at the time) and offered her two balls of my cashmere merino yarn (440 yds total). we agreed and i mailed my yarn. i asked her a little over a week later if she had received it. she said no. i found my copy of the book, and decided i would send the spare to my swappee in package #2. it still has yet to arrive, and she has never *apparently* received the yarn.
until today, i gave up all hope, that somehow in postal hell both of our packages had been lost. i found she has a blog today. so i thought i would back track her posts to see if maybe she did get it.
yeah, on may 18th, she posts all about her sock kit swap package she was making, and low and behold! my yarn i sent! and no mention that she swapped for it, or where it came from. hmmm. what should i conclude? that i have been swindled? or that my book she was supposed to send got lost? and why did she never bother to tell me that she received the yarn??
so what did i learn? that if i swap in the future, i will require a tracking number, and only after it shows it has been received by the postal system will i send away. i am very disappointed. i thought i could trust the honesty and kindness of knitters i have met on KH. i still believe that the majority are amazingly trustworthy. and apparently a few are just real shitty.