~a giving swap~

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." Lao Tzu I made a gift. This is the pattern. It is meant to be a sundress. But I thought,"why not a fall jumper?" So I proceeded confidently. a knit bodice... Crisscrossed in the back... I decided on two strands of Sundara... two separate but complimenting colors, with a profound result. very regal... so it was perfect for this little princess. a deep regal purple baby corduroy... I made pleats...instead of gathers... and of course it had to be lined with a lighter color sateen. After all it is for a princess. She loves it... so happy she twirled and twirled... I should have had a modeled view... but she wore it with a pink polka dot top {smile} she is after all a princess...so she may do as she likes... Do you have this book ? As I said earlier, I have been thinking about giving... and wondering if you wanted to as well. I would like to organize a swap. A Knitter's Magic Yarn ball swap. And am looking for say...30-50 people to pair up for this. The idea is simple. You wind a skein of yarn around some trinkets... let's say you start with a small pincushion...or whatever... and continue to wind...adding a few things here and there... and finally you have a ball. All wound with treasures to share. tie it with a pretty ribbon and send it off. We could aim to send it the first of the new year... I know this year unfortunately is rapidly approaching an end. So let me know if you are interested. I will do the match ups and send each person their partner. I'd like to have all interested names and emails by the beginning of December. I think this sort of kindness is something we all could use now and again. So...what do you think??

Comments

mistybliss said…
a perfect project for a little princess... your attention to detail never fails to amaze me.

I love the idea of a Magic Yarn Ball swap.... count me in sweet Theresa, please xxx
the nest said…
Yes, Theresa, what a great idea! Please, sign me up!

The jumper is beautiful. I have been loving the combination of green and purple lately; I even have a couple skeins of Lorna's Laces striped sock yarn in that combo in the stash... It's no wonder that the princess love it so!
sooz said…
Goegeous princess work :-)

And I'd love to take part in the yarn ball swap Theresa - thanks!
lucy said…
me too! sounds like a perfect idea!

yes, the princess can do whatever she likes with a dress like it!
Char said…
what a beautiful idea!! I want to see shots of the princess in her new gown. :)

I love the idea of the swap but I'm not a knitter. I know everyone that participates will enjoy it.
carol said…
Lovely idea. I'm not very participatory, but really like the idea here. Count me in!
Ally Johnston said…
I love the idea of the swap, so original. Beautiful princess dress as well.
Caroline said…
What a beautiful idea...

The jumper you made is gorgeous...wish I could knit...
Linda said…
I would love to take part, what a lovely idea! That little dress is gorgeous.
christina said…
"Magic yarn ball swap" sounds like Roahl Dahls fantasy stories and I would love to take part.

Your jumper is beautiful - green and purple combination.
Jacqui said…
I've never done a swap before, and this one sounds delightful, I'd love to take part!

I'm in the UK if that matters

Jacquix

my little girl does what she likes with her clothes too - yesterday it was a floaty sundress despite it being a very wet cold english autumn day.
karen. said…
I love the idea of the "magic ball" - please count me in.. I'm in Canada if that matters....
sandra said…
simply amazing, i really love the way yarn and fabric match!

and i would love to take part in your yarn ball swap as well, you can count me in if you plan to make it international :-)
britt said…
i would love to join the swap. so sign me up and let me know when it is a go!!
Carolyn Parker said…
I would love to do this. What a beautiful idea and dear post.
I really love this beautiful dress wonderful how you combine the two different fibers.
Fabby!
Count me in...love everything about this idea...
Brilliant!
Pheldda said…
I think this is a wonderful idea and I would love to take part
You made me laugh when you said a princess can do as she wishes! It's a beautiful jumper and your attention to detail makes it very special.

Oh, it's time I had another go at a swap - LOL Count me in :)
Renee said…
What a lovely jumper. It's wonderful to be a princess.

Your giving swap sounds like great fun ~ I'm in too! :)
Rebecca said…
I wold like to be in the Magiv Yarn Ball swap! I rarely receive yarn gifts. I don't think my friends and family know what to give. So, please put me in the swap.
What a special idea, I would love to be a part of it.

o, the dress is sweet, what a lucky girl!
iknitipurl said…
That little princess dress is gorgeous. I think the purple and green are just right!
ali said…
what a beautiful project for a little girl!

and what a lovely idea for a swap...count me in, if it's international, of course :)
Rachel said…
Your projects are so inspiring and this one is no different...lovely color choices and definitely fit for a princess!

I love the idea behind the Magic Yarn Ball too much to resist. I'm in. Thanks for initiating such a perfect swap idea!
Sarah said…
Oh T what a LOVELY idea! I'm in, and how perfect will a gift like that be for January - a month that always challenges me.

Love the princess gown too :)
Heather said…
I'm in, it sounds like such a lovely swap!
Max's Mommy said…
I would love to join in!!!
Anonymous said…
Sounds like a lovely idea! Count me in. I live in TN if that helps with the 'match-up' and mailing cost.
That is a lovely idea! I live in Norway - is it still possible for me to join?
Pam said…
Oooh, what a gorgeous dress for a princess, and what a wonderful idea for a swap!
If you are going international then I'd love to participate.
P x
Nicole said…
I think yes! Sign me up!
sam lamb said…
a magical swap - if canada isn't too far, count me in!
Journeying Five said…
love the idea and would love to be a part! yes! please!
Megan said…
What a lovely idea - gift giving is the best.
becky said…
I would love to join in on your yarn swap party. What a great idea!
Wendy said…
I'd love to join your swap... I'm in Canada too.
kim said…
Okay, count me in. It's too intriguing to NOT join. :) Lovely little princess jumper.
Jane said…
Not sure if you are full yet Theresa! Please add me to the list if there is still room. What a great idea!
peaknits said…
yes, yes, yes please!:) Please count me in for this swap - just the special little something I need before the holidays for myself - to give and receive from a crafter's heart.

That jumper - omg, it is fabulous - lucky little twirly girl!
raining sheep said…
I can't join in the fun this year...I barely have time to blog lately but I wanted to say how beautiful the jumper is. Absolutely perfect for a princess. The game is going to be so much fun for those participating.
Sue said…
What a fantastic idea! I would love to participate. Thanks for you wonderful blog and all your inspiration.

The princess dress is gorgeous!
threekusjes said…
Oh I am just now finding out about this Theresa!!!!
I love this idea!!! Please count me in for the Magic Ball swap if it's not too late???? xoxoxox
SDQuilter said…
I would like in, please. I have the book coming....this is going to be really fun!
Jen said…
This is a lovely idea. I would love to participate.
Rhea said…
I've just found this too sounds like a dream idea! May I try?
Lisbeth said…
I just stumbled across this. Are sign-ups closed, or can I still join in?
is it too late to join the yarn ball swap? please count me in.

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