Monday, January 21, 2008

Pay it Forward.

My friend Manda posted a blog around Christmas Eve. By dint of my holiday laziness, I was reading blogs and came upon hers before the required "3". What? You'll see. Read on!

Pay It Forward… it’s a simple idea, really. If you’ve been paying attention to the Starbucks cups, it’s sort of like when you’re in line and you decide to pay for the person’s coffee behind you, and you hope they return the favor to someone else. If you’ve ever SEEN the movie Pay It Forward, it’s even MORE simple.
The idea has been floating around blogland, and I decided to take
AtomicKnits up on her offer, so I am returning the favor!
“The idea of the exchange is I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on this blog post requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”
I could definitely knit you socks, if you want. Or not. It would probably be sooner than a year, but I make no promises. Be one of the first three people to comment on this post with a valid email address, and I’ll send you a little sumthin-sumthin.

So, Manda hinted at the possibility of socks. I'm not that brave. But I will send something hand-crafted. I guess with a whole year to comply, I could do socks. As with Manda's, all I ask is that you Pay it Forward. Promise the same thing on your blog. If you don't have a blog and really want to participate, get creative. If you're creative enough, I'll let you slide. Leave me a comment (with your email if I don't have it) and let me know what type of goodie you are interested in. I paint, sew and knit......and cook.....and occasionally make soap. I do not clean. Or organize. Ultimately, I'll choose what to send you, but I will take input as I make my decision. ;-)

And if you're related to me.....just call me! All you have to do is ask. (yeah, Mom, I'll mail those socks directly. really I will.)
And I leave you with a friendly warning:
When knitting with bamboo needles, be careful how you put them in your backpack. Even with a padded back, they can become weapons of doom! I didn't even know these were poking out until my screen door shut on me while I unlocked the wooden door. Wow! I almost skewered my kidney!

1 comment:

Geraldine said...

I'm only commenting because I think this is a great idea....DON'T make me something as I am NOT reliable at passing on such things. I like to just do things unplanned, as you well know. 8^)

Have fun!