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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Magic Yarn Ball Swap? on: October 12, 2018 10:10:53 AM

Hi! Anyone up for a magic yarn ball swap??

Just a couple of smalls in a nice ball of yarn with some fun notions and tiny things that your yarnie partner might love wrapped in? Im thinking about 3 crafted points and dividing between acrylic lovers and wool sock yarn lovers.

Perhaps we could pick a theme for our partner to work loosely around? (purple, Christmas, snarky, Star Trek...?) Anyone that might join me?

2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Summer Beach/Lake Bag Swap on: April 25, 2017 07:49:29 AM
Would anyone be up for a swap where we make a big summer bag and fill it with a few crafted summer necessities?

Sunglasses cases, drink cozies, summer book/kindle cover for your summer reads, tie dye shirts, hair accessories/hats, anklets, cover ups, phone cases, floating keychains, anything with a pineapple on it, funned-up flipflops. The stuff at the store never appeals to me. I think we need to add a little DIY to it.

Anyone want to play? If interested I would be starting pretty quickly.

I'm thinking a made or decorated by you bag and about 3 smalls?

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Some Socks on: May 27, 2016 09:37:42 AM
Hey all! I made some socks Cheesy

these are the Blueberry Waffle socks pattern by Sandy Turner

and these are Cookie A's Monkey Sock pattern.
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Dobby! on: May 11, 2016 07:26:29 PM
Hi! I crocheted a Dobby last week. He is sitting on my kitchen counter keeping me company while I clean up...just working on his scarf.

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Sunshine Coasters! on: May 11, 2016 07:18:42 PM
I recently finished these sunshine coasters in cotton yarn. They were super quick and such a cute gift!

They were from this pattern:

 and I used the cotton dishcloth that Hobby Lobby just came out with.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted Granny Square Apron on: May 05, 2016 06:07:06 PM

Hi! One of my goals for this year is to share more of my crochet projects here. Im a bit of a lurker. Smiley

I was super inspired by Tangled Happy's apron so I worked it up for the sunshine swap. I am really happy with how it turned out! I think I might need to make one for myself. LOL

Here is her pattern link Smiley
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17 Gallery (SO 2/23/2015) on: February 13, 2015 09:47:15 PM



smileyyogini <---> DaphadillyArt
loudxmouse <----> Jellybean89
alexus1325 <---> Glamis
pkwj <----> stillatthetop
Ladybugsandbumblebees <--->smileyyogini

8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17 (SO 2/23/2015) on: January 09, 2015 09:55:18 AM

Gallery : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438101.0

Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Swap Round 17
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SmileyYogini
Sign-up date range: January 9, 2015 January 19, 2015
Date to send item by: February 23, 2015

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

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

-You MUST contact your partner at least once a week. If you have not talked to your partner for 7 days and there was no communication about this before-hand you must let me know.

No flaking, please. It just ruins the fun. If you get an inkling that you won't be able to send then just let me know and I will make sure your partner is taken good care of. Smiley


Previous Galleries:

Tutorial for making a Magic Yarn Ball:

Some samples I found on Pinterest

A great description of a Magic Yarn Ball:


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 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.*


Name of swap:   Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 17
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, angora, cashmere, 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 pinterest?
Are you a member of Ravelry?
Do you have a blog?
Anything else your partner should know?


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




smileyyogini <---> DaphadillyArt
loudxmouse <----> Jellybean89
alexus1325 <---> Glamis
pkwj <----> stillatthetop
Ladybugsandbumblebees <--->smileyyogini
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Magic Yarn Ball Swap on: January 01, 2015 07:00:38 PM
I am So in the mood for a magic yarn ball swap. Would anyone take part in it with me?
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Whedonverse Swap? on: June 26, 2014 02:51:50 PM
Would anyone be interested in an all inclusive Joss Whedon swap? I know I can't get enough Buffy/Firefly...but I appreciate other Joss Whedon, too.
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