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Topic: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 5 (Sign-ups CLOSED; Send by 6/26/07)  (Read 10065 times)
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« on: June 01, 2007 05:01:32 PM »

Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 5   
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: frogeyesalad
Sign-up date range: 6/1/07-6/8/07
Date to send item by: 6/26/07

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

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages; under 16 need a parent's permission and must have a way to keep in contact and to get to the post office for shipping.

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:
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: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=116415.0
Round two gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134703.0
Round three gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147775.0
Round four gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=166526.0

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 previous rounds’ 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.


1.  Post at least once in this thread so we can communicate with you easily.
2.  US participants must get a DC number.  International shippers keep your receipts as proof of shipping.  Failure to do this will be noted in your feedback and if your package does not arrive you will have to resend.  If you have proof of shipping and your package doesn't arrive I will get a swap angel and you will still get positive feedback.
3.  Communicate!  When you have shipped, pm the DC number to me and your partner.  If you are going to be late, let me know by the shipping deadline.  If I do not hear from you, you will receive NEGATIVE feedback, preventing you from signing up for more swaps until you have cleared it up.   
4. If this is your first swap please read: (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
5. Feedback- the following will be noted a play a part in feedback
-  Early/Late sending
-  Good/poor communication
-  DC number
-  Didn't post pictures: failed to post pictures of what they received without an adequate explanation to their partner
- Send within the guidelines of the swap: Didn't send enough items, sent too many store bought items instead of handcrafted, or clearly didn't put in enough effort. Borderline cases won't get this feedback, so if you look at the other galleries and read the guidelines you'll be fine.
6. Put some effort into your swap package! Do some research on your partner. Check post history, signature, and profile links for little details that will help personalize your package. It makes it a lot of fun for your AND your partner!
7. Post Pictures: If you don't have a digital camera, you can still join the swap, just make sure you tell me in the questionnaire. Everyone wants to see what you received, and it also gives you a chance to thank your partner and let them know their efforts were appreciated.
8. Items that are Not Allowed in Swap Packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc.?

If you want to participate, copy this form, fill it out, and PM it to the organizer:

Name of swap: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 5
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?:
Do you have a digital camera to take pictures of what you receive?:

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?:
Are you interested in receiving handspun yarn?:
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:
1. frogeyesalad
2. yarnisfun
3. yarn_mafia
4. wobblerat
5. meganlorraine
6. CraftyCoug
7. mezofoprezo
8. smithyboy
9. eye_on_sparrow
10. baby-bumblebee
11. stargazersewer
12. hollylynne
13. chieffa
14. atomeve
15. zenochka
16. junwin
17. nutella
18. rhinestonextract
19. lapoli
20. Born2bWild
21. crumpet79

« Last Edit: June 10, 2007 07:07:44 PM by frogeyesalad » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007 05:01:51 PM »

The Gallery

late with communication
late with no communication- PM ME!
sent and received
finished with feedback

craftycoug <--> yarnisfun
chieffa <--> yarn_mafia
born2bwild <--> wobblerat
stargazersewer <--> meganlorraine
hollylynne <--> frogeyesalad
smithyboy <--> mezofoprezo
crumpet79 <--> eye_on_sparrow
Nutella <--> atomeve
baby-bumblebee --> zenochka
zenochka --> junwin
junwin --> baby-bumblebee
rhinestonextract <--> lapoli
« Last Edit: July 24, 2007 10:31:36 AM by frogeyesalad » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2007 05:45:49 PM »

Just sent in my info and was approved! Grin This is going to be so much fun!
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2007 07:50:18 PM »

3 swappers already! I'm really looking forward to this swap. Invite anyone you think may be interested, it's going to be a lot of fun
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2007 09:26:25 AM »

Damn, that was fast!!  <Less than 5 minutes between sending PM and being accepted>

I'm in!!  Huzzah!  Time for cleaning so I can... um... actually find my supplies Smiley

I'm down w/ a personal swap now and then!  PM me!

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2007 09:31:16 AM »

Damn, that was fast!!  <Less than 5 minutes between sending PM and being accepted>

I'm in!!  Huzzah!  Time for cleaning so I can... um... actually find my supplies Smiley

Well, CraftyCoug, I have to admit... I've been sitting at my computer all morning, pretending that I'm doing something worthwhile, but I'm really just waiting for more people to sign up!

sad, I know.
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2007 12:01:45 PM »

Score I'm in! Smiley So excited for this swap, I'm going to have way too much time on my hands in the near future not to do a swap.

I need bottle cap earrings with pictures of my kitty. Will swap anything for them!!!!!!

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I love personal swaps and would love some help making quilt squares. Let me know if you're interested!
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2007 02:44:18 PM »

Yahooo! Magic Yarn Ball, here I come!!

Or, in other words, I'm in. !!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2007 08:34:01 PM »

If I get pos feedback in time I am in. Smiley


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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2007 08:39:04 PM »

I hope you do! You should get it pretty much as soon as your partner receives, as long as everything is ok. You don't even have to wait till you receive, because your part of the committment is done. We'll cross our fingers!
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