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YARN JUNKIES UNITE!!!!!

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YARN JUNKIES UNITE!!!!!
Swap Coordinator:user5769 (contact)
Swap categories: Yarn 
Number of people in swap:24
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:March 15, 2007
Date items must be sent by:March 25, 2007
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This swap is for those of us who just can't get enough yarn!! This month's color of yarn is: PURPLE NEWBIES to swap-bot please contact me. Members with any negative ratings or "no sends" also please contact me. If there is no good explanation or more than one "no send" I'm sorry but you will not be allowed to participate in this swap. Thanks. It's just very important that this be a good experience for everyone involved!! Also, you must sign up each month to participate in this swap!

This will be a monthly swap. Each month a color of yarn will be assigned and you will send that specific color of yarn to your assigned partner. By the end of 12 months you will have a whole year's worth of colors!!! Requirements: $20.00 minimum please; no cheap acrylics please; natural fibers or natural blends only please; any shade of this month's color is fine, or a blend with this month's color as the main color; if you have a favorite pattern or some other little "goodies" you'd like to send along, that is also fine, but the yarn still, should be at least worth $20.00; handspun/dyed yarns are great, but please make sure you send at least what you would consider $20.00 worth; no used or partial skeins of yarn please. Please make sure you enclose a label for each skein of yarn describing content, etc. GET CREATIVE!!! Send a unique yarn or blend that you think your partner might enjoy!! Let this be a nice surprise for your partner!! This is an international swap.

Discussion

user5769 02/27/2007 #

I just got my first question! If you'd like to send more than one kind of yarn, that would be fine. Maybe a "Yarn Combo"!! It might also be nice to let your partner know where they could get those types of yarn in case they like it so much they'd like to make an entire project out of the kind of yarn you send!!

user6279 02/27/2007 #

This is my second swap-bot yarn swap! I'm looking forward to it. I just sent some Sweet Georgia sock yarn to my last swapper in purple :), and now I have reasons to buy MORE purple next month! Kris in NH

knitster 02/27/2007 #

I love this idea. I can't wait to start looking for some pretty purple yarn!

imyorehuckleberry 02/27/2007 #

Just a question as to whether we will need to re-sign up every month or whether if we sign up for this one we will be signed up for the whole year? Thanks!

JP 02/28/2007 #

This swap sounds like fun! Another excuse to visit the yarn shop....and purple is one of my favorite colors!! :)

user5020 02/28/2007 #

Question are you going to limit this with people with certain ratings to make sure that those that have a history of not sending are elimnated? I love the idea and would hate to see anyone not getting yarn. I have to join I love yarn and I love purple

user5769 02/28/2007 #

Hi everyone! Wow! Lots of people are interested in this swap! I know now that I am not alone!!! To answer most of your questions I have gone in and edited the requirements for the swap. Yes, you will have to sign up each month to participate. And, if you are new to Swap-Bot you must contact me first to be accepted. Also, if you have a "no-send" you must contact me to be considered. If you have more than one "no-send" I'm sorry but you can not participate in this swap. Us "Yarnies" put a lot of thought into our yarn purchases and I'd hate to see someone get left out because someone didn't keep up with their part of the deal! So, let's make this a fun swap and we'll all have lots of new yarns to add to our "stash"!!!

aqueoustransmegan 03/ 1/2007 #

Hi I just joined swap bot a while ago so I don't have any ratings....but I don't have any no sends either so I'm hoping I can join? I will be a good girl and send my things I promise!

heck I just got my first swap bot mate today and I already sent out her stuff so I swear I'm a good girl!

Neenbug 03/ 1/2007 #

Just had to join "sis" !!!!!

Jeaneen

user5769 03/ 1/2007 #

I'm so glad you did!!! "sis" !!

user5769 03/ 1/2007 #

I'm so glad you did!!! "sis" !!

user5769 03/ 6/2007 #

Hey "sis", just wanted to make sure you got my message about the "other" swap. I'm so used to asking people to join I forgot you're already in!!! I'm really not the worst partner in the world, just the most confused! And, I hope you'll have fun with this one! Sandy

user5769 03/11/2007 #

Just wanted to let you all know that "YARN JUNKIES UNITE 2" has been posted. So, even though we haven't even completed this first one yet, when you get ready, you can sign up for the second yarn swap - and the color for Number 2 is RED!! Thanks! Sandy

nifferjjl1980 03/12/2007 #

Do we need to know what our partners like to knit or can I start buying now?

user5769 03/13/2007 #

Well, it can go either way, but, I would say wait and contact your partner so that you can find out things about allergies, favorite colors, etc. Or, you can send a surprise and as always if it's something that can't be used, as yarn junkies, we can always pass it on and trade for something else!!! Thanks for asking.

Neenbug 03/15/2007 #

Today is the day. Can't wait until you assign partners!!!!!!

user6279 03/16/2007 #

OK, it's the 16th! :) I'm ready to shop tomorrow, on Saturday the 17th!!! Waiting for my swap partner. :)

user5769 03/16/2007 #

Hi there!! PARTNERS ARE ASSIGNED!! HAVE FUN SHOPPING FOR THAT SUPER COOL PURPLE YARN!!

user6279 03/16/2007 #

Thanks for my partner! This will be fun. BTW, whoever has me...I really, really, really love...sock yarn. :) I can't help it.... OK, now I'm off to check to see what my partner likes...but I'll be secretive. :)

cerwinrhiannon 03/16/2007 #

Since I send all of the way over to Singapore I'd like to send ASAP, and have emailed my partner for preferences.

aqueoustransmegan 03/19/2007 #

Amy your things are on the way! Enjoy!

Neenbug 03/20/2007 #

Just heard from my partner who loves to knit socks. I am heading off to the local yarn shop for some goodies. Thanks again Sandy for hosting this swap! Jeaneen

Neenbug 03/21/2007 #

Got the yarn! I will send it out tomorrow.

nifferjjl1980 03/22/2007 #

Megan, your yarn is on it's way!

user5020 03/23/2007 #

Ingrid, yours was sent yesterday, the postman said it would be 5 to 7 business days because it is in Sweden. Enjoy it's my favorite yarn in my favorite color.

kerryknits 03/24/2007 #

I sent out a package to Debbie that was delivered today. I can't wait to hear if she likes what I sent! :-)

knitster 03/24/2007 #

Megan, I got my yarn yesterday! The yarn is aboslutely beautiful. I wish I could knit with it right now, but I have a broke wrist and will have to wait until it heals. I keep pulling it out of the bag just to feel it. It is absolutely wonderful! Thanks!

user5769 03/25/2007 #

Hi everyone! Are you all receiving your purple yarn?? Have you signed up for next month's "Red" swap? Hope so! This has been lots of fun! Sandy

aqueoustransmegan 03/25/2007 #

aww amy I am so sorry to hear that! well....it will be there waiting for you when you heel and you will need to excersize that hand right? get well soon!

user5020 03/26/2007 #

Sandy, I have not heard from my swap partner, and I have not received any yarn as of yet.

Neenbug 03/26/2007 #

I have not received either but the deadline just passed. Should have something soon!!!!

cerwinrhiannon 03/26/2007 #

I received some lovely Noro from amyandpaul, plus goodies. I love Noro! Thanks also for having it wound-a job I hate.

KnittingTart 03/26/2007 #

My yarn went out. I can't wait to hear what my partner thinks. It is one of my favorite yarns!

Stacy

Mimiwonton 03/26/2007 #

Yes, Mustanggirl!!! You should have something soon! Your package went to PO on Saturday. I don't usually wait until the last day to send out, but life got hectic this time around. I seem to be on a string of getting swappers who either don't send at all or send really late. Only 3 no sends on this list and one of them is mine :-( She did email me early on so I'm still hoping I get something in THIS swap! Gettin kind of discouraged and thinking I might stop for a while.

user6279 03/27/2007 #

NifferJJL Your purple package of goodies was sent via USPS priority mail on Friday, the 23rd...I hope you like the yarn, it's a favorite of mine. :) Kris

KnittingTart 03/27/2007 #

Well it looks like now only one no send, and it is the gal who has me. She emailed me early on though, so I am sure it is probably on it's way. I can;t way to rub some yummy yarn.

Stacy

user5020 03/27/2007 #

It would be nice if who ever has the people that have not received thier yarn yet would at least contact us and tell us it's on it's way. I know my package to Sweden is not there yet, but I did contact the person and let them know when it was sent and went the post office said it should arrive.

aqueoustransmegan 03/27/2007 #

don't worry...i haven't gotten anything either but I know a package was sent so just be patient...sometimes the post gets clogged espicially if its international!

Neenbug 03/28/2007 #

Thanks Mimiwonton. I know how it is when you don't get anything and get discouraged. Swap-bot is working on ways to stop bad swappers. There is a list on yahoo groups and you can talk to my daughter fairykiss and she will give you links. Some bad swappers have been told they were going to be turned in to authorities for mail fraud and now all of a sudden swaps are being sent. I have had two past no sends contact me and sent stuff after ignoring my email for over a month! See what happens when we band together to stop the baddies! Hugs, Jeaneen

nifferjjl1980 03/28/2007 #

I got the best swap from bwisefamily. It has been my favorite. I opened the box and thought, what swap is this for?? There was a Kit Kat, notepad, bag of Dove chocolates, something to use to wash your knitted things, another chocolate, stitchmarker, coffee, and 2 skeins of Koigu KPPPM!

Thank you so much!!

Neenbug 03/28/2007 #

Thank you mimiwonton for the lovely package! Not only 4 skeins of beautiful ribbon yarn but also a book and a bunch of coffee!!!! Can't wait to rate you . wish I could give more than one star.

Jeaneen

Mimiwonton 03/29/2007 #

Beth, Got the Lamb's Pride and Cascade Luna today!! Thank you!

swapperk 03/30/2007 #

A big thank-you to my partner lux2night! I rec'd some great Atacama from Chile - Alpaca!! My fave!!! It will be put to good use!

knitster 03/30/2007 #

cerwinrhiannon : I'm so glad you recieved your package. I was getting a little worried about it, but I'm glad you got it and you liked it. Have fun!

aqueoustransmegan 03/30/2007 #

got my yarn today from nifferjjl and thank you very much! :)

KnittingTart 03/31/2007 #

I got some scrummy Noro Cotton Hill yesterday from Texas Mamsie! Yummy!

user6279 04/ 1/2007 #

Thank you, Ruth! (Roo Knits) What a wonderful package of purple goodness! Thank you for the sock yarn and the gorgeous Colinette Mohair, the stitch markers, and candle. Thank you so much...I love it! Kris in NH :)

user5020 04/ 1/2007 #

Well last week came and went and still no purple yarn for me. We will see how this week goes.

user5769 04/ 2/2007 #

I haven't gotten my purple yarn yet either Knitstress....I"m sure both of ours will be here soon! Sometimes, especially when mail is coming from overseas it can take quite a while. Sandy

user5769 04/ 2/2007 #

hi! I'd like to get a count of who has not received their packages if you don't mind. So, if you have'nt gotten your package yet, just drop me a line here. Thanks so much. Sandy

user5020 04/ 2/2007 #

The post man was my friend today and brought me my package!!!

Julie, thank you for the lovely yarn it's so soft and so nice. The stitch marker is my first fancy stitch marker Thank you!!! I am always needing lotion. Very very thoughtful of you.

Mary

user5769 04/ 4/2007 #

Just wanted to let you all know that YARN JUNKIES UNITE 3 has now been posted. The upcoming swap color is BLUE. Hope you all will sign up and participate!!! I have changed the dates around a little and as always if you have any suggestions about how to improve this swap, please don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks to everyone! Sandy

user5769 04/12/2007 #

I did get my purple package and I LOVE it!!! Thank you SO much! Sandy

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