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Topic: magic yarn ball swap round 4 (sign-ups 4/2/07-4/13/07)  (Read 22190 times)
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calswimgal
« on: April 02, 2007 12:43:43 PM »

General Info:
Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: calswimgal
Sign-up date range: 4/2/07- 4/13/07
Date to send item by: 4/27/07

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? n/a
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, if under 18 please check with your parents first. And if under 16 make sure you can get to the post office on time.
Additional Rules:
1. You must use a DC number if shipping in the same country
2. You need to post pictures, if you cant inform your partner to take pictures before they send out.
3. If your sending a little late thats cool but you need to communicate with me always.
4. Feedback will be given when your partner receives your package, and will be given on if you were great swapper, good/bad communication, didnt post pictures, etc.
Details of swap:
This is the MAGIC YARN BALL SWAP!!  You will send your partner a project kit consisting of a one-skein pattern and yarn of corresponding weight/length for the pattern. The really fun part is that you will first make the yarn into a "magic yarn ball."  This means that you re-wind the yarn yourself, hiding little trinkets and treats inside the yarn as you go.  Some ideas already suggested include tiny toys; candy; crafting supplies; jewelry; hairthings. 
A good description of a Magic Yarn Ball is here:  http://whipup.net/2006/04/25/kids-yarn-project-the-magic-wool-ball/.
Round one gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=116415.0
Round two gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134703.0
Round three gallery:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147775.0

Since we're all crafty people, it goes without saying that we should craft some of the treats ourselves. I suggest, as a guideline, 15-20 things in the yarn ball and 4-5 of them be small crafts made by yourself. Feel free to exceed these guidelines (though, as with all swaps, don't go too overboard), and check out the round one and two galleries for inspiration. If you spend more money or time on some things, they might count for a little more, but since the point of this swap is to have lots and lots of tiny items for itty-bitty doses of joy, it's more in keeping with the spirit of the swap to make things small and have more of them.

When you sign up, let your partner know if you already know what you want the yarn for (ex. "I would like yarn so I can make the MagKnits Sophie Bag"); or, if you have a general idea (ex. "I would like yarn and a pattern for a felt handbag"); or, if you just want a surprise pattern. If you have more than one idea for a pattern, feel free to give your partner a choice of patterns to choose from.

This is for one-skein or one-ball projects. However, there is a question on the sign-up questionnaire about doing a pattern with more than one skein. If this interests you, give a range of skeins (ex. "I'll swap for 1-3 skeins") and I'll do my best to match people up by that.

Please don't ask your partner to supply you with a photocopied pattern from a book (which is against copyright). There are tons of free patterns out there online- this is a great opportunity to get that special yarn for an online project you've been meaning to try.

If you want to participate, copy this form, fill it out, and PM it to the organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?:

What one-ball/skein project(s) do you want to make with your magic ball? (if you know what pattern you want, include the link to that. Or, indicate if you prefer a surprise):
Are you interested in negotiating for a more than one skein pattern? About how many skeins?:
Do you want a pattern for knit/crochet or something else?:
For the above, please indicate your skill level so you get a pattern that suits you:
Stitches/techniques you like best or want to experiment with:
Favorite colors:
Preferred yarn types (e.g. wool, acrylic, cotton, etc.):
Do you spin, or are you willing to swap at least some handspun yarn if not an entire skein as part of your package?:
How much would you want some handspun yarn? Be honest. Lots and lots, right?:
Any yarn (or other) allergies?:
Any cats or other common allergens in your home?:
Things you can make to go in the magic yarn ball (this question will be edited out before sending to partners):
Things you would like to receive in the magic yarn ball:
Anything else you want your partner to know:


approved swappers:
calswimgal
TheCraftyCat
lapoli
auntiem
Lubee
maiziemama
kyou
meanbean
Ginamonster
itscute
hardyswanton01
Frozenboogereatr
krafty_kelly
spolowitz
nellum
aimee_ant123
Tree27
missedakick
ohmyword
annaonthemoon
kahluakiggy
bruisinraincloud
Artemisfair
eatmoreplants
Rearranged
Yarn_Mafia
PlayItGeorge
Saor
misplacedhippie
superhooker
cutiepi
Unglued Unsewed
                                    sent
                                    received
                         late with communication
                         late with no communicatio 
                                           feedback given         

Partners:
Rearranged< -- > Soar
aimee_ant123< -- > Artemisfair
Unglued Unsewed< -- > Frozenboogereatr
Yarn Mafia-- >missedakick-- >Eatmoreplants-- >Yarn Mafia
PlayItGeorge< -- > Lapoli
Lubee< -- >Ginamonster
TheCraftyCat< -- > spolowitz
Calswimgal< -- > Bruisinraincloud
krafty_kelly< -- >  Itscute
Annaonthemoon< -- > nellum
Kahluakiggy< -- > Tree27
Misplacedhippie< -- > hardyswanton01
superhooker< -- > Ohmyword
meanbean< -- > Auntiem
Kyou-- >  Maiziemama-- >balletfreak-- >kyou


« Last Edit: May 25, 2007 05:56:32 PM by calswimgal » THIS ROCKS   Logged

my wists-- http://www.wists.com/calswimgal

uhhh personal swaps?..................................... hell yeah!!!
will do anything for a cute pair of knitty knucks for this winter!
misplacedhippie
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007 02:47:51 PM »

AAAHHH!! No not yet! I don't have feedback from the Rapunzel Scarf round 2 yet! Smiley Hopefully I will get it in time!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007 03:04:04 PM »

I can't do it either!   Cry  My 1st swap (Handspun/Handcrafts Swap 2)has send-outs on April 10, and that's about when I'll actually be able to send out, as I'm not done yet.  Roll Eyes  Since I have an international partner, there's zero chance I'll get my feedback by April 13th.

Dang it!  I was going to use handspun yarn, too!  Oh, well, maybe next time.   
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I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

Etsyness:  http://WhirligigYarns.etsy.com

Bloggity:  http://whirligigyarns.blogspot.com
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007 03:05:46 PM »


Dang it!  I was going to use handspun yarn, too!  Oh, well, maybe next time.   

(crying with sadness)

that's like torturing someone with water!

you could always do a private swap, if all else fails???

*sniff
« Last Edit: April 02, 2007 03:19:49 PM by lapoli » THIS ROCKS   Logged

yellowblanket
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007 03:16:00 PM »

tempting....i haven't been able to do any of the last 3 rounds and have regretted it. should i jump in?!
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my wists: http://www.wists.com/yellowblanket

will knit for: earrings, cloth pads, homemade soaps, and handspun yarn. PM me if you want to swap!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007 04:08:59 PM »

Oh I have to do this! I've never made a magic yarn ball, but I have so many ideas!
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LUBEE
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007 04:41:16 PM »

i just PMed my info.
i am so excited about this one.
i have never made a magic yarn ball before!
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yellowblanket
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007 06:12:47 PM »

i've never made one before either and i'm worried i won't know what to craft for those small items...
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my wists: http://www.wists.com/yellowblanket

will knit for: earrings, cloth pads, homemade soaps, and handspun yarn. PM me if you want to swap!
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007 06:23:37 PM »

I'm so in! Smiley  I don't know what I'll make yet...but it's going to be so fun! Smiley
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LUBEE
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007 07:33:30 PM »

i've never made one before either and i'm worried i won't know what to craft for those small items...
when i get my partner i take a look at there posts and see what they have made and what they post on. it always gives me some ideas on what they would like.
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