Monday, February 11, 2008
Pay it Forward and a new FO
I would like to take this opportunity to breathe a sigh of relief and say the baby sweater was finished. It wasn't an easy task given the amount I had left to do on it as of Friday afternoon, and the fact that Sunday morning my hands alternated between cramping up and going numb, which caused me to drop the needles completely out of the row of stitches several times throughout the marathon event of trying to get it done. It was finished and photographed at 11:50 am yesterday. I left for the baby shower at noon. Despite the fact I never want to do anything in moss stitch again, nor do I want to use my 4.5 mm straight needles (I'll take circs any day!) I am happy with how it turned out and hopefully baby and mommy both like it - I wasn't able to stay long enough to see the gifts opened.
Now... I did mention Pay it Forward. Kasia posted on her blog that she was part of a Pay it Forward and she was looking to see if anyone was interested. She talked about how she signed up for one another friend of hers was doing and it really cheered her up. I thought to myself that after all the sad things going on over the span of the last two months or so, I was in dire need of something to cheer myself up. Thinking that there's nothing better than passing on some good warm fuzzy feelings, I told Kasia that I'd love to "play". So here's the deal. I now need to Pay it Forward. The idea is that Kasia will make something for three people who will then each make something for three people and like the old shampoo commercial of the seventies said, "and so on and so on and so on". So I am looking for three people who would like to receive a handmade gift from yours truly and in turn will make something for three more people. I'd love to know how many people this can potentially reach. Really it could be quite amazing! I make no promises as to what the item will be, all I can tell you is that I will put my best effort, best wishes and happy thoughts into whatever it turns out to be. The first three people who post a comment letting me know they want to play along and pay some happiness forward will receive something from me within let's say the next four months. Anyone game?