Nichole D.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

I currently live in New Mexico with my boyfriend and beautiful daughter in The Retro Palace. I'm currently a student double-majoring in Cosmetology and Architectural Drafting. I spend what little free time I have knitting, crocheting, sewing, and almost any other project I have time for. I do occasionally eat and shower, but only if there is no knitting to be done.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pay it Forward

The "Pay it Forward" love has been burning through the knitblogosphere (more on the idea in a minute). After seeing it a few places, I decided to go for it, and was one of this great chica's recipients. I did not expect to receive such an awesome gift! Look at the handspun gorgeousness she sent me:

Handspun Gift 2

Handspun Gift 3

Handspun Gift

(Yeah, went a little picture-crazy. So sue me.) Isn't it awesome?! I cannot tell you guys how excited I am to have my very own skein of yarn, that someone lovingly spun up. I am in total love. Now, what to make with it...

Onto Pay it Forward details! Here's the basic idea:

It's the Pay It Forward Exchange, based on 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 continue to pass it along as well. 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 originally decided I was going to send three random people some goodies, with a nudge to pay it forward themselves, but no requirement. I still may do this, but I thought I would give you guys the chance to jump in, get a goodie, and spread the love! So, if you'd like to receive something handmade from me and pass the love on to three people, just leave a comment and say so! If not, you may just receive something handmade anyways.

See you tomorrow!

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