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« on: January 09, 2015 09:55:18 AM »



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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

Also:
-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

 
MAGIC YARN BALL SWAP!!

Previous Galleries:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364679.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334565.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344210.0
http://www.flickr.com/groups/magicyarnball/pool/


Tutorial for making a Magic Yarn Ball:
http://whipup.net/2006/04/25/kids-yarn-project-the-magic-wool-ball/

Some samples I found on Pinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/MelodyCrochet/please-make-this-for-me-too/

A great description of a Magic Yarn Ball:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/karma-yarn-swap/997017/251-275#251

 

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.*

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

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?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER SmileyYogini 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.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

smileyyogini
LadybugsAndBumblebees
loudxmouse
stillatthetop
pkwj
glamis
Alexus1325
DaphadillyArt
jellybean89

Partners:

smileyyogini <---> DaphadillyArt
loudxmouse <----> Jellybean89
alexus1325 <---> Glamis
pkwj <----> stillatthetop
Ladybugsandbumblebees <--->smileyyogini
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015 02:26:04 PM »

I just HAD to sign up!  I've done two of these swaps (I think), and they are so much fun! 
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015 03:23:51 PM »

Ok, I just created a pinterest board for this swap.  I also thought of a few things I forgot to put in my questionnaire.  I would love to receive cheap themed lanyards for my ID at work (i.e.-Muppets, etc...)  (I work as a preschool teacher so the kids would get a kick out of my wearing something like that.).  Also, I could use as many small, plastic, wind-up toys my partner would want to send.  I use them in my classroom to practice using our fine motor skills (when they wind up the toy). 

Things I WOULDN'T want to receive are fun fur or stitchmarkers.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015 06:36:10 PM »

I am working on my questionaire  Grin Had to pop in to get my pinterest. i never remember the darn thing.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015 10:05:05 PM »

Yay! Friends in yarn love. (((hugs)))

Im going to add "stuff I would like to get" in my pinterest board. Thats an awesome idea!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015 10:58:54 PM »

Smiley you really shouldn't tempt me with swaps when I have a birth month box to make you....
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2015 05:26:29 AM »

I'm very tempted to join this! But, for the pattern, does our need to one you've made up yourself yourself? Or are brought one's ok? Or free downloadable ones? (Printed off  nicely of course)
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015 07:56:20 AM »

Ooh!  This sounds so fun!  I'm totally tempted.  Stalking for a while to decide. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015 03:20:38 PM »

I'm very tempted to join this! But, for the pattern, does our need to one you've made up yourself yourself? Or are brought one's ok? Or free downloadable ones? (Printed off  nicely of course)

can totally be a purchased or free internet pattern. doesn't need to be from your brains "Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2015 03:42:07 PM »

Can the pattern be ripped from a magazine?  Grin I have no printer at the moment.  Sad I do have ancient WorkBasket magazines...perhaps I can add with them. They are somewhat vintage patterns. But crochet and knitting never goes out of style  Roll Eyes

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