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Topic: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 11 (Sign Ups 7/8/09- 7/20/09, Send Out by 8/15/09)  (Read 27954 times)
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« on: July 08, 2009 06:48:41 AM »

Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 11
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: imafundork
Co-Organizer: poprock6903
Sign-up date range: July 8, 2009 until July 20, 2009 12 NOON EST.
Date to send item by: August 15, 2009
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country?  No
Age requirement: 13, 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 13 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.

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 1 Gallery
Round 2 Gallery
Round 3 Gallery
Round 4 Gallery
Round 5 Gallery
Round 6 Gallery
Round 7 Gallery
Round 8 Gallery
Round 9 Gallery
Round 10 Gallery

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (imafundork):
Send this questionnaire via PM, and please include Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 11 in the subject for EVERY PM.

Name of swap: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 11
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name and Mailing address including the country

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 13 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?

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?


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.

*Special thanks to previous MYB organizers from whom I shamelessly borrowed most of this information!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2009 11:48:58 AM by imafundork » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009 06:49:25 AM »

Status updates will be listed in the gallery!


Team Purl: Reports to imafundork

imafundork <-> KimberlyPye
shablina <-> texmexie
AsphaltQueen <-> iheartzb
pertelot <-> Nven
ysmeine <-> sew-wannabe
Thenutmeg2000 <-> SarahJ2001

Team Knit: Reports to poprock6903

poprock6903 <-> superhooker
loudxmouse <-> pinkleo
Sherrie B, UT <-> edie22
bebedechocolate <-> nostephot
jessvict <-> fusbdgt

Approved Swappers:

1. imafundork Organizer and veteran MYB swapper!
2. poprock6903 Co-organizer and veteran MYB swapper!
3. nostephot
4. loudxmouse Veteran MYB swapper!
5. Sherrie B, UT
6. superhooker Veteran MYB swapper!
7. AsphaltQueen
8. pertelot Veteran MYB swapper!
9. edie22
10. ysmeine
11. Thenutmeg2000
12. bebedechocolate
13. sarahj2001 Veteran MYB swapper!
14. Shablina
15. KimberlyPye
16. Nven
17. texmexie
18. pinkleo Veteran MYB swapper!
19. jessvict
20. iheartzb
21. fusbdgt Veteran MYB swapper!
22. sew-wannabe Welcome first time swapper!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2009 11:50:12 AM by imafundork » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009 08:41:50 AM »

i've been wanting to do one of these forso long and if I have feedback for one of my swaps before sign up end I will definatly be in.

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009 02:11:48 PM »

I wish I had time for this! The last round was so much fun! hope everyone has a blast!

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009 05:12:49 PM »

I'm in, but will probably send out as early as i possibly can, just in case my life gets crazy (i am opening a cafe...i hope it gets crazy!!)

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009 05:56:00 PM »

I'm in, but will probably send out as early as i possibly can, just in case my life gets crazy (i am opening a cafe...i hope it gets crazy!!)

Welcome! I just updated your feedback.

That's so exciting about your cafe!  Best of luck to you!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009 06:28:34 PM »

I'm in, but will probably send out as early as i possibly can, just in case my life gets crazy (i am opening a cafe...i hope it gets crazy!!)

Aw, yay! I'm glad your cafe is getting off the ground! I remember you mentioning that last year, too. Keep us posted - I'm sure it will be amazing!

Also, welcome to everyone who's signing up, and those who are thinking about it. We'll peer pressure you into doing it by the deadline, I'm sure.  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009 10:40:34 PM »

Oh super cool swap! I would really love to do this. I'm still in the newbie swap, so would I still be able to join?

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009 09:18:43 AM »

O! Absolutely! Questionarre being sent!

SENT!  ooo I always missed these...I'm so hopeful!
« Last Edit: July 09, 2009 09:36:45 AM by Sherrie B, UT » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009 09:45:12 AM »

Oh super cool swap! I would really love to do this. I'm still in the newbie swap, so would I still be able to join?

You can't join another swap until you have positive feedback for your first swap.  There will probably be another round of MYB, though...it is awesome!

My package to Canada has finally arrived, so I should be getting feedback pretty soon.  I was getting scared that I would miss this! 

Loudxmouse, congrats on the cafe opening!  I know you'll do great!

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