Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pay It Forward Win

Yesterday I got a package in the mail, with this amazing green sweater bolero in it. One of my amazing college roommates and dear friends Kate Stirling made it. (Some of you may remember her as Kate Nelson). In college we spent our time playing guitars together and singing Joni Mitchell songs. Anyhow, she is currently being a super cool mom to 3 boys who regularly bring her snakes and spiders to look at, and in my book, that makes her brave.

So on her blog awhile back she posted a Pay It Forward contest, which I won, and which was simple to win. I just had to be one of the first 3 to leave a comment, and she promised to send me something handmade. I think she totally outdid herself. I mean, an awesomely knitted sweater, one that no matter how big my belly gets, it will always fit?? Kate, I love you! (But I loved you even before you became a super awesome knitter.)

So I am doing my own Pay It Forward. The rules are simple:

1. Be #1,2 or 3 to comment. You win! I will send you something handmade.
2. I have 3 months to do it.
3. YOU must then do a Pay It Forward on your blog -sending your first three commenters something handmade.

**most likely I will send you a bag of sorts as I love making bags.

20 comments:

Camillitary said...

I'm first baby.

KelseyRar said...

Second! I don't have a blog yet... but I've been meaning to start one, and this adds some fantastic incentive!

Jes Kennedy Lacasse said...

Does this make me #3?

pamela said...

congrats ladies. i'll contact you soon and get your addresses!

kaitlin said...

what a great idea! i am totally going to snag this idea :)

Mandi said...

This IS a great idea! I may have to snag it too!

Christina said...

If there has ever been a moment that I I was sad that I didn't blog sooner, this is it.

allie said...

great idea, I think I will have to try it!

sixmoores said...

Okay

1) I LOVE that sweater and could it be any cutter? Stinker Pam! That green is so pretty.

2) How did I miss out on 1,2, 3?

jodi said...

You look so great in that sweataaa...I'm sad I'm not 1,2,or 3 but somehow I'll survive. sigh.

sixmoores said...

darn it i'm #11



john

Brandi Raye Turner said...

Ok Pam, so I'm really hoping you're of the "imitation is the greatest form of flattery" persuasion rather than the "I can't believe she coped me!" kind, because I really, really love your transparency idea and I want to do it for my daughters third birthday tomorrow. It's an amazing gift for a child to wake up to, and I really hope you don't mind my stealing the idea! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity...

Kelsi said...

That is such a cute sweater!!

Vanessa said...

dang. any prize for being #14?

mildawg said...

Cuuuute! Pay it forward is essentially a really awesome idea.

Elle said...

Fu...I'm #16

Abbigail said...

Lovely sweater. So sad I missed the first three. I am excited to see what you make. I hope that you blog about them.
Merry Belated Christmas!

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Brooke said...

Um will you make me a bag anyways? I'll pay you money.

Natalie said...

Can I swear on your blog? Wish I saw this post in December...but then...I didn't know you in December. Maybe I'll do the handmade thing anyway. LOVE that sweater...