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Topic: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 14 (signup Oct.2-22, sendouts Nov.22)  (Read 30850 times)
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« on: October 02, 2010 03:23:12 PM »


Swap name: Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 14
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  kayrun
Sign-up date range:  Oct. 2 - 22, 2010
Date to send item by: Nov.22, 2010

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO:  no
If so, which country? n/a

Additional Age requirement?  n/a

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: correct
- 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

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: correct
- 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

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 & 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 12 Gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334565.0
Round 13 Gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344210.0
flickr photo examples:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/magicyarnball/pool/

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap:  Magic Yarn Ball Swap Round 14
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+?

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, 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.
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.

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

green = sent
purple = sending late w/communication
1.  kayrun (organizer)
2.  Sandra22
3.  Bugaboo1
4.  Thenutmeg2000
5.  bubblegum_phoenix ^
6.  shortern
7.  Slingmomma ^
8.  lapoli ^
9.  froggmomma ^
10. morrigan_le_faye
11. margaretjane
12. raennn ^
13. loudxmouse
14. Rosie1981
15. Distant_Twilight ^
16. Miss Barbara
17. vanessa_nichole
18. clumsy_momma
19. purringcat
20. arwena ^
21. knitpurl  *new swapper*
22. tracethekat

(blue = rec'd, strikethrough = feedback given,
 orange = contact organizer ASAP)
**Troublet to angel for margaretjane
**Slingmomma to angel for Bugaboo1

bubblegum_phoenix ^^ purringcat
Slingmomma ^^ Distant_Twilight
Bugaboo1 ^^ morrigan_le_faye
margaretjane ^^ Sandra22
vanessa_nichole ^^ knitpurl
Thenutmeg2000 ^^ tracethekat
shortern ^^ kayrun
lapoli ^^ clumsy_momma
froggmomma ^^ arwena
raennn ^^ Rosie1981
loudxmouse^^ Miss Barbara
« Last Edit: January 19, 2011 07:26:03 PM by kayrun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010 05:20:02 PM »

INFO SENT!!! I am so beyond excited for this swap.... besides fabric, yarn is my biggest love! I hope someone wants handspun.. I am going downtown this week to by fibre specifically for this swap to dye and spin !!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

A Spinners Magic Yarn ball! Join us!
Fat Quarter swap-almost done craft for sloth003 Cheesy
IYP 17-deadbathducky waiting still to receive!
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010 07:03:25 PM »

yay, slingmomma!
That would make a very special MYB, indeed!
Glad you are on board -- now we just need to spread the word Smiley
« Last Edit: October 02, 2010 07:17:24 PM by kayrun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010 08:35:29 PM »

Oh this is evil! Ive already got 4 swaps on the go lol. I might have to quickly finish a couple so I can do this, plsu Im trying to convince my bestie to join  Cheesy I had a blast with the last one.


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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010 01:37:06 PM »

sounds like a good plan!

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010 01:42:16 PM »

ooooo tempting.......

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2010 03:42:49 PM »

I will be filling this out soon. Love the MYB swap.

He asked, and I said yes.
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010 10:32:33 AM »

This sounds like such fun, am off to complete my questionnaire now.  Am in 4 swaps now, but waiting for feedback on 2, so this will fill the spot. Can't wait Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010 01:56:49 PM »

I'm pretty sure I'll be joining up too... I just want to get a little more done in my current swaps...its a mental thing!

I'd love to send some handspun too!

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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2010 07:22:11 PM »

I just signed up as well! I have a ton of fiber looking for a reason to be spun and rubber maid stock is safe for now with the fleeces I have accumulated already this fall. So hopefully my partner can have wool or wool blends!

But, it depends on what my partner wants as far as a project and then fiber to fit that pattern.

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