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?) 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. 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 Feel free to innvite your friends and HAVE FUN!!