2008-03-16: Paying it Forward

After having had such fun with the Ravelry Tea Cosy Swap, I attempt another exchange project.

I like listening to the Changeling's Knit and Stitch podcast, and when I heard she was looking for someone to participate in an exchange, I checked it out. When I saw the terms of the exchange, I put my hand up straight away to participate.

You can participate, too! The conditions are as follows:

The Pay It Forward Exchange is based of the concept of the movie Pay it Forward where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on.

So here's how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won't be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that's a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. I will now Pay It Forward to you THREE, I wonder who you will be?! Please, be a PIF. You will enjoy it just as much as we do! And, remember— you have 6 months to get your gifts done!

So let me know if you would like to participate, and I will create something just for you within six months from the time of your comment. In turn, you will need to make the offer to three other people. Pretty simple, eh? I look forward to making whatever it is for whoever you are.

I know it's a month after you made this post, and I only just found it. But I can't believe there aren't dozens of comments asking to join in your 'Pay It Forward'-along! If indeed I am the first, may I say I would love to help pay some knitterly kindness forward. How big a project would you suggest?


Jenny jmurko@bigpond.com 21 Apr 2008

Excellent, thanks Jen. Do you have any preferences on what you'd like to receive? It's entirely up to YOU :-) As long as I can do it in 6 months, I'm up for it.

Sorry for the delay in response, I have been working 50 hour weeks lately :-(

ARJ roceal@jngm.net 02 May 2008

Hi Andrea,

just wanted to let you know that I am working on your piece. I looked up when I joined this swap which was back in Sept...so theoretically 6 months should be up but I have in my strange little mind, taken the date from when other people signed up...so just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten!
Cheers and happy knitting

Cath thechangeling@optusnet.com.au 28 May 2008

No worries, Cath. I have been so busy lately I didn't even realise how much time had passed :-)

ARJ roceal@jngm.net 09 Jun 2008