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YARN JUNKIES UNITE 2 !!!

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YARN JUNKIES UNITE 2 !!!
Swap Coordinator:user5769 (contact)
Swap categories: Knitting  Crocheting  Yarn 
Number of people in swap:20
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:April 15, 2007
Date items must be sent by:April 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: RED 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

aqueoustransmegan 03/13/2007 #

I have a question....is it okay to send some cheap acrylics if they don't figure into the 20$ quota? I have some leftover red yarn from the red scarf project and I don't think I'll be using it anytime....ever!

user5769 03/13/2007 #

I actually think that shouldn't be a problem. I've never known a true "YJ" yet who would turn down ANY yarn!! And, if it can't be used, they can pass it on. Anything other than the monthly "color" will just be extra so it should be appreciated! Thanks for asking!

NanaJo 03/25/2007 #

Do we mean yarns for LYS's and not the one's found in a BIG BOX chain? Do fun yarns like Berroco Plush (Nylon) qualify? Just checking...

knitster 03/27/2007 #

I had such a great swap partner on the purple swap that I can't wait for the red one! Its gonna be alot of fun.

user7267 03/30/2007 #

ohboyohboy oh boy! as a yarnaholic, this truly excites me.

can't wait to be assigned a partner!

knitster 03/31/2007 #

Well, I couldn't help it. Today I went to the yarn store and she had so much new yarn I had to buy for the red swap. I got bamboo yarn, alpalka silk yarn from debbi bliss, luxury cotton from debbie bliss, and some merino wool. It was all so goregeous I just couldn't help it. I can't wait to get my partner so I can send her the yarn right away!

user5769 04/ 2/2007 #

Wow "amyandpaul" I hope you're my partner!!!!

user5769 04/ 4/2007 #

Just wanted you all to know that the Yarn Junkies Unite 3 is now posted! I've changed the dates around a little bit. And, as always if any of you have any suggestions to help improve this monthly swap, please don't hesitate to let me know! I think this is going well and I know I'm having lots of fun!! Thanks for your participation!! Be sure to tell your friends!! Sandy

knitster 04/17/2007 #

Are we suppose to have our partners now? I've tried loging onto swapbot twice and it won't let me see my partner. Anybody else having this problem?

kerryknits 04/17/2007 #

I sent a note to Sandy earlier today and asked if she was still planning to do this swap but I've not heard back from her. I hope she's ok and that there isn't a problem that's preventing her from making matches.

user5769 04/18/2007 #

Hi there everyone. I'm SO sorry about the delay in assigning partners. I had to have a little unexpected surgery and have been kind of "out of it" so I hope you will forgive me. I will be sending out this month's yarn and then I am going to have to stop the monthly yarn junkies unite swaps for a while - (or if there is one of you who would like to take it over, feel free) I have absolutely loved doing this and also meeting through this swap those of you who I have had contact with! God Bless you all and think of me every now and then when you get the "Yarn Cravings"!!! Take care. Sandy

KnittingTart 04/18/2007 #

Oh no Sandy, I hope you are feeling alright. I can certainly help out and host a few if needed. Take care of yourself.

kerryknits 04/18/2007 #

I am so sorry to hear you're down for the count Sandy! I was hoping you had just been insanely busy. I second KnittingTart in that I'd be more than happy to help out as well. Just let us know what we can do. Take good care of yourself and feel better soon! I'll certainly be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. :-)

Neenbug 04/18/2007 #

Sandy, hope you are feeling better! I just got over the flu myself so this is the first time I've logged in for awhile. my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me know if I can help. Jeaneen

user5769 04/19/2007 #

Wow! God really does work in mysterious ways! I am so blessed to have such a wonderfully loving group of friends. Isn't it amazing that through this little yarn swap I have connected with some of the most thoughtful and kindhearted people in the world! Thank you all so very much. I am scared, I'd be lying if I said different, but messages like the ones I got from you all, and the amount of support that I have received already from my friends have made me much more positive. I did have a little feeling sorry for myself period yesterday, but, I'm gonna be fine! I don't even want to type the "C" word, but maybe when they get rid of my ovaries, then all of the "C" will go with them!!! I had a hysterectomy in 96 and now I'm wishing I had had the "complete" instead of the "partial" but, so things go! Please pray for my family....they are the ones I'm really concerned for. I'm very strong (hey! I pick up bail jumpers for a living - a little ole thing like this can't get me down, right/?!!!) But, I can see "that look" in my daughter's eyes every time she looks at me. She's 14 (almost 15) and I think she just isn't quite sure how to feel right now. So all of your prayers for her and my husband and my two sons (my oldest will graduate from college in the Fall and my younger will graduate from US Marine boot camp on April 27) will be greatly appreciated. They are the ones who really need that little extra bit of strength and hope right now. They've heard me say "Everythings gonna be just fine" for so many years, I think I just sound like a broken record to them and they need a little boost in hope! Ok, this is turning into a book. I guess all you have to do now is figure out who is going to host the swap, and then let me know who to email a copy of the info to if you need it and you can just carry it on from there. The only thing different will be the name of the host. But, with every bit of yarn you swap, remember my 'yarn junkie spirit" (and that is my ALIVE spirit, in case you're wondering!!) will be with it. I don't know of anyone who loves yarn more than me!!! My husband and kids don't understand, so having some fellow partners in "crime" has been a lot of fun. Ok, I better cut this off now. Keep in touch. I won't be off the computer, I just won't have time to take care of my swaps the way I like to take care of them!!!! Love to you all, Sandy

kerryknits 04/19/2007 #

If you'd like to email me the info I'll be more than happy to take over Sandy. My email is kerrycrone at verizon dot net. I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray for a full recovery for you and strength for your entire family. I can't imagine how scared you all must be right now. Please take good care of you and keep us posted when you can on your progress. Huge hugs and love to you all!!!

knitster 04/19/2007 #

I'm so sorry to hear that you have been ill. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have been a great swap host!

cerwinrhiannon 04/21/2007 #

Sandy, you are one brave woman! My thoughts and good energy go out to you and your family. I hope to see you in future swaps.

DaCraftyLady 04/23/2007 #

Hi there, my prayers to Sandy... Kerryknits you are my partner and I will be mailing your package out to you today. Hope you like it...

Neenbug 04/23/2007 #

winemakersister look for your package. I will be mailed in the morning.

knitster 04/23/2007 #

Lux2Night, I sent your package on Friday Priority mail so you should recieve it soon!

befana 04/23/2007 #

sandy i am a newby and also love yarn thanks for letting me in you and your family are in my prayers. You sound like a very strong person. Keep only positive thoughts and your wonderful attitude and I will hold you and your family in my heart and my prayers.

cerwinrhiannon 04/24/2007 #

Yarn going out today.

kerryknits 04/24/2007 #

I sent my package all the way to Ireland to K.B. today. I hope you like the goodies I chose K.B.!

cerwinrhiannon 04/24/2007 #

Mine is going to be late. I checked the listing today, to make sure I got the right stuff, and see it can't be acrylic. The yarn I bought is expensive acrylic, but acrylic nonetheless. The only yarn store around here is Hobby Lobby, and they don't have natural, at least here. I will go out of town this weekend and get some natural. I apologize for the delay.

cerwinrhiannon 04/24/2007 #

PS: I will also send extra for the delay.

I hope this is OK. I got a very nice rating on the last yarn swap, and I'd hate to wreck my ratings.

winemakerssister 04/24/2007 #

Thanks mustang girl -- I'll be watching for it. Mine went out as well, but I'm not telling who it's for (it's a secret).

Heather winemakerssister

florian 04/25/2007 #

Befana. i sent my package on monday but its from norway so it will probebly take some days.

DaCraftyLady 04/25/2007 #

Kerry nits your package is on its way...I hope you like it....

kerryknits 04/27/2007 #

I'm sure I'll just love it Debb! Will let you know as soon as it arrives. :-)

kerryknits 04/30/2007 #

My package arrived today Debb! Thank you so very much for all the great goodies!

DaCraftyLady 04/30/2007 #

I got my awesome red yarn today....I loved it. Thank you soooo much for the beautiful skeins.Leah..I loved it...

winemakerssister 05/ 1/2007 #

mustanggirl - thanks so much for the wonderful package. The yarn is yummy and I love all the extra goodies. Thank you!

Heather

knitster 05/ 1/2007 #

lux2night-have you recieved your package yet? It should have already gotten there. I got a great package from my partner today. She sent hand spun, hand dyed yarn from Uraguay and I absolutely love it! Thanks so much. I just love these yarn swaps, they are so much fun! Glad that kerriknits is taking over so we can continue this great swap!

kerryknits 05/ 2/2007 #

Has everyone received their packages? If you've not, please let me know. kerrycrone at verizon dot net

Neenbug 05/ 3/2007 #

Nothing yet for me :(

kerryknits 05/ 3/2007 #

Who was to be mailing to mustang girl?

cerwinrhiannon 05/ 5/2007 #

I have Mustang Girl. Sigh...the week before last I was looking at the Little Knits site, and I saw some red yarn there that was so cool I had to buy it for this. I ordered it priority mail, which said 2 days. Well after not getting it after 3 days I emailed them and asked if it had been shipped. Got no response. Finally on the THIRD they answered me back that they had two people quit and had to replace them, and they were mailing it out that day. SO, I am still waiting. As soon as it gets here I will send it out overnight delivery. I am so sorry, and not too happy with Little Knits. If it was going to be late, they could have at least let me know right away. :<

cerwinrhiannon 05/ 5/2007 #

If it's any consolation, it's Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere Ruby Slippers, and I've already got the extras to throw in with it.

Neenbug 05/ 7/2007 #

Oh that is ok. I know how it is when stuff like that happens! I just had surgery last week so I was running around trying to get all my stuff done. I finally had to slow down and just do what I could do. Now I can get better and enjoy swap-bot again. Jeaneen

cerwinrhiannon 05/ 7/2007 #

Jeaneen, your yarn arrived today and has been mailed off. Huge sigh of relief!

For what it cost, the silk-cashmere was shockingly small, so I sent some of a different kind along with it, and a few doodads.

Thanks again for your wonderful patience, and get better soon!

cr

cerwinrhiannon 05/ 9/2007 #

I've been so spazzed out about getting my yarn off to Mustang Girl that I forgot to thank Julie for the cool yarn. I like the little bead thing too, is it a place marker? Your stationary is also cute.

Thanks!!

Neenbug 05/11/2007 #

Amazing yarn Cerwinrhiannon. Thank you so much. Can't wait to make something with it. So many projects to finish first. I had better get busy! Jeaneen

cerwinrhiannon 05/11/2007 #

I'm so glad you finally got your yarn, Jeaneen.

Enjoy!

cr

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