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Topic: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 12 (SIGNUP 12/1/09-12/31/09 ; MAIL BY 2/1/10).  (Read 37404 times)
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« on: November 30, 2009 08:45:25 PM »

Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 12
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: tar3820
Co-Organizer: edie22
Sign-up date range: December 1st, 2009 until December 31st, 2009 12 NOON MST.
Date to send item by: Febuary 1, 2010
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24.. unless demand is high, but then we'll have to get a co-organizer.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country?  No
Age requirement: 16, just like Craftster says!

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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes



Details of swap:
This is the MAGIC YARN BALL SWAP!!  You will send your partner a project kit consisting of a one (or more) 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; etc.
A good description of a Magic Yarn Ball is here.
Since we're all crafty people, it goes without saying that we should craft some of the treats ourselves. You will be required to have 15-20 things in the yarn ball and at least 4-5 of them should be small crafts made by you. If you are sending more than one skein, you are only required to send one MYB.  The additional skein(s) can be sent as is.

Also, while I know not everyone can afford it, if its only one skein, try to get the nicest yarn you can afford. Im not saying go buy a forty dollar ball of cashmere yarn (unless you really want to, in which case you can be my partner!) but try to get something youd be excited to receive. I will try to group partners by interests, as well as how much they're able to spend on the yarn.

When you sign up, let your partner know if you already know what you want the yarn for ("I would like yarn so I can make the MagKnits Sophie Bag"); or, if you have a general idea ("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 (or books) to choose from.

Round 11 Gallery:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314724.0

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (tar3820):
Send this questionnaire via PM, and please include Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 12 in the subject for EVERY PM.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 12
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
 
Do you have access to a camera and are able to post pictures to the gallery?
If not, please ask your partner to take pictures before sending and post them for you.
 
Do you have any allergies that would affect this swap (pet, smoke, wool, etc.)?
Do you have any allergens in your house (pet, smoke, etc.)?
 
Do you knit, crochet or both?
If both, would you prefer a knit or crochet pattern?
How would you rate your skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.)?
Are there any stitches/techniques you like best or want to experiment with?
Would you prefer a one-skein project, or multiple skeins?  
If multiple, please indicate how many?  Up to 2? or 3?
Are you willing to send more than one skein of yarn? Up to 2? or 3?
What pattern/project would you like, or would you prefer a surprise?
Any patterns/projects you would NOT like to receive?
 
Which kinds of yarn would you like to receive (texture, weight, fiber, etc.)?
Any type of yarn you would NOT like to receive?
Are there any colors that you would like to receive?
Any colors you definitely would NOT like to receive?
How much would you be willing to spend total on yarn? 10? 20? 30+?

Items you could craft for the ball:
Items you would like to get in your ball:
Items you would NOT like to see in your ball:
Do you have a wist?
Are you a member of any other websites (eg Ravelry, Facebook, Myspace) or do you have a blog?
Anything else your partner should know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER  (tar3820) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also please remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap. You should read this whole thing so you not only understand whats expected of you, but youll also see what Im expected to do.
As with all Craftster swaps, DC# will be required when sending within the US. If you are shipping internationally, please save your receipt as proof of sending.

PLEASE do not ask your partner for a photocopied pattern from a book. This is against copyright laws.


In this swap discussion feel free to talk about one skein patterns you love, good websites with patterns, and places to get yarn some people may not know about!
Also, if youre not a member of Ravelry yet, I suggest you get yourself on the list. They make it really easy to find wonderful patterns online and its totally free.

Note: I'm a huge fan of Ravelry and HIGHLY recommend joining. It's a great way to share what projects you've done in the past, as well as get patterns. I would really like for people to be able to track the status of their partner's projects after the balls are received, and Ravelry is a fantastic way to do that. If you're already a member, feel free to add me as a friend (tar3820) once you sign up.

*Special thanks to previous MYB organizers from whom I shamelessly borrowed most of this information! (Me too!!! Hehe..)

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
Tar3820's Group
tar3820 <> sarahj2001
shortern <> ohiodiygirl
tattooedcrafter <> jexxican
Terracruz <> RobbinZombie
bubblegum_phoenix <> elizabethmae
teffy <> luv43t
zkatom <> shelina
Kwality570 <> Jayamaree
spolowitz <> Michela
Gspinn <> froggmomma
MEshelltakeone <> laminathegreat

Edie22's Group
edie22 <> ellemnohpee
littlebluegirl <> Annchen
Jane Doe <> Taniquel
helix <> Ariethine
SnapsandDrangons <> luckdragon
RyverChyld <> riffsrevenge
ficklepegasus <> Sherrie B, UT
pkwj <> pinkleo
princesspimp81 <> nostephot
brieboo <> tinkstar390

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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334565.0
« Last Edit: January 17, 2010 12:27:05 PM by tar3820 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009 09:03:37 PM »

Questionnaire sent! I can't wait for this swap!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009 09:07:58 PM »

Questionaire checked! Yay for quick signups!
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009 09:15:30 PM »

Ive always wanted to give this a go. Hmmmm *rereads all the info for the 4th time* hmmm
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009 09:17:45 PM »

You know you want to.. come on.. Do I need to lure you with candy? How about adorable puppies?
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009 09:19:31 PM »

That dog is so sweet! And I'm jealous of his sweater!
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009 09:21:59 PM »

I have been wanting to do one of these since I started swapping and I am definatly doing this round, just sent my questionaire Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009 09:22:10 PM »

I love this swap!! the last wround was so much fun!!! I sent a package today, if I get feedback in time, I will join, hell i'll help co-organize if that means I can join. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009 10:00:16 PM »

That dog is so sweet! And I'm jealous of his sweater!

That's my Ichi.. you'll probably get to see a lot of pics of her by the time this swap is over.. hehe. I made that sweater for the Dog Swap last month. It was a bit small on her.. and a bit big on the dog it was meant for. One of us measured wrong.. opps, heh.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2009 11:31:28 PM »

Aww puppy! ok ok, you win. Jeez lol. Even my other half commented, when I mentioned the swap "havent you wanted to do that for a while? you should, might be fun" might have to keep him  Wink
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