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Topic: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 15 *SU closed SO Nov.14/11*  (Read 24238 times)
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Oyhana
« on: October 04, 2011 07:09:32 PM »



Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 15
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Oyhana
Sign-up date range: October 4/11-October 17/11
Date to send item by: November 14/11

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer 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
- Is at least 18 years old: YES


Participants 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
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
*New swappers are totally encouraged to join!!*


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.

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


Magic Yarn Ball Info and Inspiration:

Tutorial
Ravelry Yarn Ball Swap
Flickr Yarn Ball Swap
Magic Yarn Ball Gallery 12
Magic Yarn Ball Gallery 13
Magic Yarn Ball Gallery 14


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap
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 are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(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+?
Would you like to swap handspun yarn with your partner?

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 VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


-Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
The Swap Info Guide will tell you 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.

-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.

*Special thanks to previous MYB organizers from whom I shamelessly borrowed most of this information!  Kiss

 




« Last Edit: October 17, 2011 02:18:47 PM by Oyhana » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Oyhana
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011 07:21:21 PM »

MYB Swappers  Smiley


Oyhana
loudxmouse
Tygermane
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jexxican
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lafemmedramatique
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MiLady
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FurysSin
Zombie_Queen
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011 08:07:26 PM »

I'm so excited! Magic Yarn Ball swaps are my absolute favorite things to make and receive!
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011 08:22:21 PM »

These swaps are so much fun!!   Really want to participate but $$ is a little tight right now.  Definitely need to think about it, but I want to participate soo bad!!!
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Oyhana
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011 08:56:47 PM »

These swaps are so much fun!!   Really want to participate but $$ is a little tight right now.  Definitely need to think about it, but I want to participate soo bad!!!

The good thing is this swap doesn't have to be expensive.  There are lots of well loved brands of yarn that won't break the bank. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011 09:08:56 PM »

I'M SO IN! But not yet. My husband would kill me if I signed up for more swaps without getting even the kids costumes done. I will make those 2 (super easy, got the fabric and patterns, just need to start cutting!) and then, and only then, will I sign up. I might need a cheering section, though.
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011 09:14:09 PM »

MY
HERO.

just accidentally knit 3 right mittens (don't ask) and recently became obsessed with this designer: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tiny-owl-knits-2

SO excited for this swap.
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011 09:18:21 PM »

!!!!!!!YAY JEXXICAN!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011 09:23:55 PM »



just accidentally knit 3 right mittens (don't ask) and recently became obsessed with this designer: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tiny-owl-knits-2

I know!  I love all of her cute & whimsical knits. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011 06:19:36 AM »

Oh goodness. I just got done with my first swap, and now I'm going to have to ask my sweetie if I can do this one. I already know what I'm going to ask for if I do!  Grin
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