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Magic Yarn Ball Swap

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Swap Homepage:http://www.flickr.com/groups/magicyarnball/
Swap Coordinator:user1390 (contact)
Swap categories: Knitting  Accessories  Yarn 
Number of people in swap:111
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:May 31, 2006
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2006
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

A magic yarn ball is a gift-filled treasure, made for another person. This sweet, simple project comes from the book The Children's Year (Hawthorn Press).

Basically, you wrap cool little treasures up in a ball of yarn, with a few beautiful gifties peeking out at the edges, and give it as a gift. As the recipient crafts with the yarn the treasures fall out one by one, and they discover the fun as they knit or crochet.

This is a swap of magic yarn balls. Each one should include at least 100 yards of yarn and 6 "treasures," from very special single buttons or beads to little sets of stitch markers, tapestry needles, or very special bits of vintage ribbon and fabric. Round toys such as superballs or homemade bottlecap pincushions make excellent centers for starting your ball.

Each recipient will be able to share with their swap partner what craft he or she likes to do best, so the partner has an idea of what to include in the yarn ball. Also, please share any fiber allergies you have.

Sign ups close at the end of May. Play begins in June, and packages must be sent by the last day in June. Each participant is strongly encouraged to post at least one picture on the flickr page for this swap.

A few pictures of a sample yarn ball can be seen at the whipup post here: http://whipup.net/2006/04/25/kids-yarn-project-the-magic-wool-ball/

Discussion

user1392 05/15/2006 #

I can't wait for this to start!

user1417 05/17/2006 #

I am soo happy I found this web site, AND i am super stoked about this being my first swaphere. MAGIC YARN BALL FUN!

user1465 05/24/2006 #

is there a button for this swap?

user1390 05/30/2006 #

There is a button now: http://larissmix.typepad.com/stitchmarker/2006/05/swappingdeadli.html

user1540 06/ 2/2006 #

Larissa I can't seem to get the button to work. Is anyone else having problems or is it just my HTML phobia at work again?

user1516 06/ 2/2006 #

Hi all- this is my first ever swap too. I have no idea how to find out who my swap parter is. Can anyone help me work it out? Thanks so much.

user1465 06/ 3/2006 #

Mummy Jo: If you're still having trouble with your button; save the button to your PC, establish a static addy for it (i like to upload using flickr because it gives me the static address already, if you don't use flickr upload the button to a published post, then click on the button (once it's published) to get the "archive" static address, and then enter this into your template under the sidebar section:

Juliastitches: if you still don't know your partner at the top of this page you'll see a yellow box that says "as a member of this swap you can" (you have to be logged in), the second option down is "see the partners you send to".

user1465 06/ 3/2006 #

sorry mummy jo it didn't publish the portion that tells you what to enter...i'll email it to you

user1465 06/ 3/2006 #

mummy jo! me again! lol i just saw your page and i see that the button goes to the flickr group...it works

user1480 06/16/2006 #

I finished my magic yarn ball for Ketutar. I hope she enjoys it, I had such a good time making it. I will have it out probably tomorrow on its way to Sweden. =)

user1075 06/22/2006 #

Mine has been in the mail for over a week and I have not seen a response yet and I am looking forward to getting mine.

rbeforee 07/ 2/2006 #

I have begun crocheting a purse from my magic ball. I am so excited to get to the next prize!!! Beautiful yarn too :D

I had a tough time getting to the post office so mine went out today. Sorry Michelle! I hope it shows up Monday though. (We live fairly close)

user1024 07/ 3/2006 #

Oh my word - thank you so much Kate - my (do you hear - it's mine!) wonderful yarn ball is here, taunting me as it sits in its beauty, gently scenting the air with something wonderful hidden inside it

user1502 07/ 3/2006 #

Hi All I received my yarn and it's just lovely and can't wait to knit with it!! (and my fave colors!!! wow how great is that!!)and would love to thank my swap partner but there was no note only a name L. Effinger on the box and no name matches that on the list!!! so whoever you may be THANKS!!! I love it and the bow on top was fabulous and can't wait to find the hidden treasures!! this was my 1st time swap here with swap bot and will be back this was fun! and would like to give my partner and good rating if I knew who you are!!! can email me and let me know if you'd like so hope you see this!! hugs Linda K

user410 07/ 3/2006 #

I got mine over the weekend. Thank you so much. I wanted to unwrap and "cheat" so I could see the goodies but my daughters say I have to do it right. Its' the most gorgeous red pink and burgundy handspun and dyed wool. ans I love my flower attached.

THanks again.

mazzam 07/ 6/2006 #

I have my beautiful balls - two of them, one a jewellry theme, one a nature theme. I only know this because Michelle my swapper told me. I am waiting patiently to discover the secrets in the 'proper' way but have already been delighted by the tiny tiny real knitted-in-the-round sock earings which she made. How brilliant is that? Can we do it again sometime please?

user1024 07/ 7/2006 #

You're all so much more patient than me!

yarnpie 07/ 8/2006 #

Thanks again Amanda, I think I will turn this yarn into a pair of gloves.

user1480 07/ 9/2006 #

I recieved a beautiful yarn ball today from Kelly? =) Its a mossy varigated wool with dark blues, dark greens and then a mossy green layered through, it is absolutely beautiful. The surface is studded with lobster cocktail picks! Very cute already I cant wait to see the insides! Thank you so much!

user1024 07/12/2006 #

I'm getting anzious as mine are taking their time to get over the pond!

user1397 07/14/2006 #

Anybody know what to do if you haven't received a ball? Maybe the non-recipients can get together for a mini-swap? I wouldn't mind doing another one - I just want some goodies of my own!! www.tentenspot.blogspot.com

user1520 07/16/2006 #

I'm with Anne Margaret. Is there something we are supposed to do in this case? Just pair up? ;)

My pal finally got her ball but it did take a while from the US to Austrailia.

user1390 07/19/2006 #

Hi everyone,

I'm planning to email all the people who are marked "not sent" by the end of July, to find out whether they are flaking out or what is happening. At that time, we're going to have about 7 or 8 people who did not get yarn balls, and unless I get a strong commitment from those people I'm going to assume they aren't going to come through.

So, at that time I'll need 7 or 8 "angels" to send yarn balls to the people who didn't get them.

Is anyone interested in being an angel?

Larissa

user1816 07/23/2006 #

If you still need an "angel" let me know - I wasn't part of this swap, but I'd be happy to make one. It's such a bummer to not get stuff!! -Sarah

GlasgowLindsay 07/30/2006 #

Oh I hope someone does this swap again it looks like so much fun! :0)

amberrenee 11/20/2007 #

Will we do this again? I am soooo excited to have found this.

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