BYC Themed Magic Yarn Ball Swap ~ SIGNUPS CLOSED

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by amyquilt, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    First off, the *fine print* as noted by MP on her previous block swap thread.

    This swap is not endorsed by BYC (owner, website, staff, etc.). The BYC Staff is not responsible and will not mediate if something goes "wrong" or a deal goes "bad". If you choose to participate in a swap, it is best to know who you are swapping with and not to swap more than you can afford to lose.

    First off, the *fine print* as noted by MP on her previous block swap thread.

    This swap is not endorsed by BYC (owner, website, staff, etc.). The BYC Staff is not responsible and will not mediate if something goes "wrong" or a deal goes "bad". If you choose to participate in a swap, it is best to know who you are swapping with and not to swap more than you can afford to lose.

    The BYC Staff is sensitive because of past swaps. We want our members to feel comfortable having fun with these and other social interactions, but please keep in mind that there were issues with some organizers and swappers bailing in the past.

    Like any other interaction: Have fun, but be careful and safe!"



    Ok...here's the swap info!!!

    This is a CHOOSE YOUR THEME Magic Yarn Ball Swap. When you fill out your questionnaire, you will have the option to let your secret swap partner know in which them you prefer your MYB to be sent. You chose the them you would like to RECEIVE.

    Themes are:

    Patriotic (Red, White and Blue)

    The Great Outdoors (lodge, mountains, natural type colors, etc)

    Beach Party (bright, funky, beach-y fun)

    Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice (totally girly)

    Down on the Farm (need I say more?)


    [​IMG] new banner coming soon ;-)

    Those signed up are:
    1. amyquilt
    2. PineBurrowPeeps
    3. LindaWestTN
    4. thowe
    5. algopurple
    6. Run-a-Muck Ranch
    7. Chicky Tocks
    8. katiebelle
    9. cockadoodlemom
    10. AK_Button_Mama
    11. mwdh1


    This swap DOES NOT require sending a pattern. [​IMG]

    Here is a fantastic description of a Magic Yarn Ball:
    http://whipup.net/2006/04/25/kids-yarn-project-the-magic-wool-ball/

    Here are some links with photos:
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147775.0

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/magicyarnball/

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/magicyarnball/pool/

    Guidelines:
    Inside your MYB should be 12 prizes, of which 2-3 of them should be made by you. The handmade things can be crochet, knit, sewn, woodwork, beaded, cooking...anything made by you that you feel your partner would like. Feel free to exceed these guidelines, but these should be used as minimums...but yet, don't go overboard, either.

    The yarn you use for your MYB should be AT LEAST 4 ounces or 200 yards. Which ever is most. This way everyone should get the same quantity of yarn.


    If you join this swap, please copy the following questionnaire, put it in your reply and answer the questions about yourself. This way, your swap partner will know more about you and what to include in your MYB.

    Please post that you are *in* and then:

    1. BYC name:

    2. Are you willing to ship outside of the US if needed?

    3. What theme would you like for your MYB?

    4. Preferred yarn type(s)? (Ex: wool, cotton, bamboo, acrylic, mixed fibers)

    5. Do you spin?

    6. Any yarn or other allergies?

    7. Any cats or other common allergens INSIDE your home?

    8. Give a brief summary of yourself. Likes/dislikes, etc.

    9. Do you knit, crochet or both??


    HERE'S A SLIGHT CHANGE:

    Please do not send your address until signups are closed. Once signups are closed, I will post for everyone to send me their address at the same time, so I don't lose them in the meantime. Be sure to watch around signup close time for the request post to be on this thread.


    DATES:
    Signup Deadline: April 18, 2009
    Partner Names will be posted: No later than April 20, 2009
    Packages to be mailed: May 7-9, 2009

    Packages are REQUIRED to be mailed via Priority Mail and also send with delivery confirmation. Shipping should run you around $5.00-$6.00 or so, within the US.

    If you have any questions, please post to this thread and I'll get them answered asap!

    Remember this is a BYC MYB swap...so be assured pretty much any partner will like chicken-y things [​IMG]

    Feel free to innvite your friends and HAVE FUN!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. ME, ME, ME! IN!

    I was so bummed when I missed the sign up for the last one! I cannot wait! [​IMG]


    1. BYC name: PineBurrowPeeps

    2. Are you willing to ship outside of the US if needed? Sure

    3. What theme would you like for your MYB? The one I will make or the one I will recieve? Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice fits me to a T, but I'd love to make a Beach themed one since I live in RI The Ocean State!

    4. Preferred yarn type(s)? (Ex: wool, cotton, bamboo, acrylic, mixed fibers)
    Anything but acrylic or nylon please.

    5. Do you spin?
    Yes!

    6. Any yarn or other allergies?
    Nope.

    7. Any cats or other common allergens INSIDE your home?
    4 indoor cats, 2 dogs. No smokers.

    8. Give a brief summary of yourself. Likes/dislikes, etc.
    Crazy obsessed knitter and yarn hoarder. Just started spinning with a drop spindle, LOVE it! Now I'm saving my Newfoundlands fur for spinning! I'm not too crazy about yarn that is man made material but every now and then I love a little blingy yarn or fuzzy yarn. I love wooden knitting needles.
    I would love to get a pattern with my magic yarn ball, just for the record! I like to think I'm pretty feminine, I do wear some make-up and love lip balm and lotions, etc. I love animals of all kinds, cooking, gardening, crafts of most kinds, etc. I collect pretty rocks, seriously I have them everywhere. I love candles, I burn tarts at home too. I'm easy to please. I love trinkets and shiney stuff. My favorite colors are any purples, dark/bright pinks (no baby pink, ick), and turquoise blues.


    This is gonna be so much fun!


    *Holy cricket, did you see how many times I said the word LOVE?! Can you tell I'm eggcited??*
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  3. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Well, of course I'm in [​IMG]

    1. BYC name:
    amyquilt

    2. Are you willing to ship outside of the US if needed?
    sure

    3. What theme would you like for your MYB?
    Great Outdoors

    4. Preferred yarn type(s)? (Ex: wool, cotton, bamboo, acrylic, mixed fibers)
    I much prefer wool, but any type of yarn is fine, except cotton. I am overloaded with cotton yarn at the present time.

    5. Do you spin?
    learning

    6. Any yarn or other allergies?
    no

    7. Any cats or other common allergens INSIDE your home?
    none

    8. Give a brief summary of yourself. Likes/dislikes, etc.
    I'm pretty easy. I love chickens, sunflowers and anything self-sufficient related. I'm old-fashioned and love antiques and old things. I don't wear make up and love chapstick! I hang around most days in t-shirts and jeans, sweats or shorts. I have 3 dogs and 3 kids (see my siggy) and many chickens. We recently bought 5.4 acres to start our farm. My dh is Asst Mgr at our local Tractor Supply Company. I love old fashioned tv series (Little House, Waltons, etc) and hope to someday live a similar life. Anything else?? Just ask. [​IMG]

    9. Mostly I crochet, I keep attempting knitting...but prefer crochet.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  4. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:Please go ahead and copy and fill out the questionnaire [​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Sorry to do this, but due to financial considerations I'm going to have to sit this one out. If DBF sells the electric car in time, I'll sign back up.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  6. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in!!!!

    1. BYC Name: thowe

    2. Are you willing to shipoutside of US? No

    3.What theme would you like foe your MYB?
    Sugar and spice and everything nice!!!!!

    4. Preferred yarn types? Natural fibers (no acrylics please)

    5. Do you spin? No

    6.any yarn or other allergies? no

    7. Any cats or any other allergens inside your home?
    one dog. I did have a cat last fall had to put her to sleep. I still think there is cat hair around!
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  7. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry didn't finish

    8. Give a brief summary of yourself? likes and dislikes
    I love spring and planting flowers. Anything pink and fluffy. I quilt, knit and sew. I like to cook healthy. I like to hike and watch the birds. My family makes me the happiest. I am a doula. And I really like CHICKENS!!!!

    9. I knit!
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  8. Quote:Okay this totally made me bust out laughing [​IMG]
    It made an interesting visual.
     
  9. Hmmmm just thought of something... If we have to wait until April 20th to find out who our partner is, how will we have enough time to gather the things needed for the theme they want? Is that how this works?
    I think I'm confused [​IMG]
    Are we writing on the form what theme we'd like to recieve or which one we'd like to make?

    Oooooo I already have some reallllly nice yarn for my ball too! [​IMG]
     
  10. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:You will have from April 20 until the mailing date of May 7 to get the things together for the swap.

    Write on the form the theme you would like to RECEIVE.
     

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