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« on: May 23, 2007 05:54:04 AM »

Swap name: Small Balls Yarn Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Katxena
Sign-up date range: May 23 to May 30
Date to send item by: June 8

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:

Do you scrumble? freeform? make doll clothes? make Rapunzels?  or have any other need for small balls of yarn?  Then this is the swap for you.  You will send 5 small balls of different yarns to your partner.  Each ball will be 10 yards long (that's 30 feet or 9.1 meters).  You can have 1, 2 or 3 partners.

If you don't have 5 different balls of yarn that fit your partner's wishlist, please talk to your partner about what else he or she would like.  Maybe she'd like multiples of yarn in a particular color.  Maybe she has a second choice for colors she didn't mention in her questionnaire.  If you still don't have anything that suits your partners needs, send a surprise.  The wishlists are exactly that -- wishes not demands, and your participation in this swap means that you will make every effort to fulfill those wishes, but you are not promising to do so.  I will match partners up as best I can based on your questionnaire responses to minimize any problems.

Also, if you want to trade more than 5 balls with your partner, you are welcome to piggy back personal swaps on the formal swap -- however, you'll have to discuss that via PM with her (or them), and they will not be subject to any feedback.

Mailing details:

US participants: If your partner is in the US, you must get a DCN for your package.  If your partner is not in the US, you must get a receipt (a customs receipt is ideal).

Participants outside the US:  You must get a receipt for mailing. 

Communication & Feedback:

You must PM me and your partner when you send and when you receive.  Feedback comments will include relevant notations about mailing early, mailing late, good communication, getting a DCN, poor communication, etc.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Small Balls Yarn Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (please format it for mailing):

1. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
2. Would you *prefer* shipping to an address outside your own country?
3. How many partners would you like? (1, 2 or 3)
4. What types of yarn can you send?
     handspun: yes/no
     novelty/exotic yarn: yes/no
     other yarn: yes/no
     ribbon: yes/no
     fabric:yes/no
     wool or other animal fiber: yes/no
     cotton: yes/no
     acrylic: yes/no

5. What types of yarn would you prefer to receive?
     handspun: yes/no
     novelty/exotic yarn: yes/no
     other yarn: yes/no
     ribbon: yes/no
     fabric:yes/no
     wool or other animal fiber: yes/no
     cotton: yes/no
     acrylic: yes/no

6. What colors would you like to receive?

7. What colors would you prefer not to receive?

8. Would you rather have everything be the same colorway or would you like a variety of different colors?

9. What colors do you have to send?

[Thank you to Velvet Rose -- I stole the yarn questions from the Yarn Swap for Rapunzel Round 2]


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Participants:
1. Katxena
2. april_cocaine
3. kelibare
4. Mojo
5. knit_north
6. Velvet Rose
7. Jackmo
8. Yarnisfun
9. Raynbow
10. LUBEE
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007 05:54:31 AM »

Partner list and swap record have been moved to the gallery!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174971.new#new
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007 06:24:19 AM »

I really want to sign up!

But I wonder, would there be someone who would want to send just a smidge earlier? I'm leaving town on June 8 and will be gone for 2 1/2 weeks, away from both my mail and regular computer use (though I suppose I could swing it during art class).

Either that, or I'll just chill and hope for round two .... Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007 06:47:49 AM »

xamonster -- you need someone who can either send earlier or who doesn't mind waiting for feedback.   Depending on your yarn/color preferences, I would be fine doing either.  I'll PM you.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007 02:12:49 PM »

xamonster -- you need someone who can either send earlier or who doesn't mind waiting for feedback.   Depending on your yarn/color preferences, I would be fine doing either.  I'll PM you.

I just talked with Cookies over PM, and we might be able to swing a personal swap, then catch another round. (This one is sure to be popular, I think, especially with all the recent interest in Rapunzel scarves!)

Hooray!
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2007 06:35:18 AM »

Cool!  I'm glad you worked something out.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007 10:28:12 AM »

this will be fun!
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kelibare
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007 11:00:35 AM »

I'm so excited!!!  I keep thinking that I'll go ahead and cut my lengths of yarn, but then I tell myself that I have no idea what my partner will want!   Roll Eyes  So, I'm (not so) patiently waiting for the 30th or thereabouts when we'll find out who we are partnered with!   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2007 11:14:20 AM »

I'm so excited!!!  I keep thinking that I'll go ahead and cut my lengths of yarn, but then I tell myself that I have no idea what my partner will want!   Roll Eyes  So, I'm (not so) patiently waiting for the 30th or thereabouts when we'll find out who we are partnered with!   Grin

I'm having the EXACT same problem! Smiley
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Velvet Rose
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2007 06:05:58 PM »

I really want to take part. Just waiting for feedback from another swap.
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2007 04:18:38 AM »

I really want to take part. Just waiting for feedback from another swap.

Cool.  Sign-ups will be open several more days -- let's hope the mail goes fast for you!  Smiley
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Velvet Rose
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2007 04:17:45 PM »

Yay I'm in!

Can't wait to start cutting that yarn. I'm in destash mode at the moment and having a huge clean out of my craft room.
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Yarnisfun
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2007 04:46:43 PM »

I just sent my info! I'm looking forward to doing some cutting!
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raynbow
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2007 12:40:28 PM »

There are so many good swaps next month.  But I really think I wanna do this one, and it's so nice and easy!

But I need to get May Ongoings Closed out before I'll have a slot open, so we'll have to see.
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2007 12:47:36 PM »

Sign-ups will be open a few more days!

I'm having to really work to not start cutting up yarn willy-nilly!  Smiley
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kelibare
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2007 12:55:26 PM »

*Wriggles impatiently in anticipation*

I'm so excited about my first swap!!! 
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2007 03:01:09 PM »

It's my first Craftster swap too kelibare!

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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2007 03:10:06 PM »

Hey all!  Please help me out by making sure you have feedback for this swap -- thanks!

Sign-ups will close Thursday.  I will make partner assignments on Friday.  Yay!
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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2007 04:11:04 PM »

just signed up!
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2007 06:18:48 PM »

We have 10 people signed up -- sign-ups have been a bit slow.  Do you all want to go ahead with a small swap, or should I extend sign-ups?  My preference is to go ahead with a small swap, but I thought I'd see what everyone else thought.
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kelibare
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2007 09:18:50 AM »

We can always do a small swap now, and then do another soon thereafter, since the send out date is only a week from now. 

Can ya tell I'm anxious to get to this???    Grin

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raynbow
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2007 10:08:21 AM »

A small swap is fine with me!
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2007 10:21:52 AM »

A small swap sounds good to me Cheesy
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Yarnisfun
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2007 10:31:59 AM »

Sure, a small swap sounds great!
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2007 10:53:52 AM »

Cool! Sounds like we're all agreed.  I'll keep sign-ups open until this evening, then assign partners.
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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2007 08:55:31 PM »

Ok, the swap is closed and partners will be assigned tomorrow, as early in the day as I can manage.  I changed the send date to June 8 so that everyone will have a week to get their packages ready.
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2007 06:19:48 AM »

Partners are posted on page 1 of this thread; I'm sending out PMs right now.
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« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2007 06:59:56 AM »

Whew.  Ok, all the PMs have been sent.  Partner assignments were complicated because of the small size of the group and the need to match up send/receive preferences.  Please let me know as soon as possible if there are any problems or I've made any mistakes.
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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2007 10:31:50 AM »

ok totally excited! thanks for posting everything
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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2007 11:53:55 AM »

Yay! I'm gonna go sort out some yarn now, while the boyfriend's at work.
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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2007 02:53:12 PM »

Hi all -- I did make a mistake.  Yarnisfun caught it.   Roll Eyes

I originally posted that Kelibare was partnered with Lubee, Jackmo, and Raynbow.  But I made a mistake Jackmo isn't partners with Kelibare.  Kelibare's partners are Lubee, Yarnisfun and Raynbow.

I've fixed this on the first page, and I've sent PMs to all the effected parties.  I just wanted to post here to make absolutely sure everyone who needs to know sees it somewhere. 

Sorry about that.
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« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2007 10:17:18 AM »

Yay for storms!  We were without power for about 8 hours yesterday afternoon and into the evening, so I cut and wound yarn by candlelight for a couple hours last night.   Grin 
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« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2007 01:49:57 PM »

Awesome!  I haven't gotten to mine yet this weekend -- I guess I need a storm too!  Smiley
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Velvet Rose
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2007 11:46:54 PM »

Mine are sent. This is such a quick and easy swap!
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« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2007 11:54:09 PM »

aww i meant to join this but i missed it...
i hope  all goes well and theres a round 2
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« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2007 10:34:50 AM »

I had planned on sending mine today, but, alas, they still are sitting on my kitchen table (and I am sitting at work, 10 miles away).  So, tomorrow!  Well, pending another brain fart.   Grin 
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« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2007 04:10:08 PM »

Mine are sent. This is such a quick and easy swap!
i agree! it's been fun - my packages are sent and they even qualified as lettermail!  Cheesy
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Yarnisfun
« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2007 06:59:26 PM »

My packages have been sent! This was such a great easy swap.
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april_cocaine
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2007 09:57:58 AM »

My packages have just gone in the post! I can't wait to recieve now Cheesy
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raynbow
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2007 10:58:05 AM »

I shipped today too!
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2007 01:25:26 PM »

mine went out today!
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« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2007 04:32:34 AM »

Thank you!  I've updated the swap record on page 1.  I'm mailing to my partners today!

So what is everyone making with their yarns?  I am working on children's afghans (bright acrylics) and a scrumbled pillow for my living room (earthy wools).
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« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2007 05:09:54 AM »

I totally just remembered something.  I meant to put a note in my packages and forgot.   When I was going through my scrap basket, I had a bunch of stuff that was LESS than 10 yards.

So I put 5 10 yard balls in each package and a couple of extra less-than-10s.

Just so no one is confused why their balls of yarn aren't long enough.
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« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2007 10:37:06 AM »

Mailed mine today!   Grin

I'll have to see what I get and let the yarn figure out what it wants to be.  Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2007 09:06:54 AM »

Someone received.... so I started a gallery over here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174971.msg1804002#msg1804002

I've also moved the swap record over there.
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« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2007 09:36:33 AM »

I've sent! I actually sent yesterday, I just forgot to say Cheesy
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