Paying it forward, and other bloggy fun

I’m a fan of the blog Eskimimi Makes; she’s always creating something fun. Now she’s participating in a creative “pay it forward” project, and I am, too. Here’s the scoop, as slurped from her blog:

1. I will send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this post. The gift will be handmade by me. It will be sent sometime in the next 365 days. It will be a surprise. We all love getting surprises in the mail, right?

2. To sign up and receive a gift, you must play along, too. Pay it Forward on your blog, by promising to make a surprise for the first three people who comment on the post.

3. You must have a blog (that is updated, as I will blog stalk you to find the right gift for you).

4. After commenting here, you must repost this or something similar to your blog in 48 hours. If not, I will chose the next person who comments…

Sound like fun? Want to play? If you would like to receive a little handmade gift from me at some point in the next 365 days and agree to take part on your own blog and pay it forward, then leave your details below. If you’re one of the first three respondents, you’re in! If you’re not in the first three, pop over to the blogs of the first three respondents here (remember, there are 48 hours after your comment appearing here for you to post the Pay It Forward on your own blog, otherwise I will move on to the next person). I’m happy to accept respondents worldwide, too.

Let’s do it!

What else is going on this week? It’s been a numbers heavy week. Taxes at the beginning (and they weren’t quite right the first time, so back to the accountant for a swap), and then tech editing for someone mid-week. Lots of numbers there, because the stitches have to add up, and the garment has to match the schematic! This is the only kind of math I like.

Here’s what I’m knitting this week. Can you guess what it is?


Well, yes, it looks like a hat, and it would actually be a good one, because the stranded fabric is nice and dense and would keep the wind out. But it’s not a hat. It’s my homework for a class I’m taking on Sunday at Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival. The class is Eeek! Steeks! with Mary Scott Huff. I’m going to be cutting this knitting up…on purpose. I’m looking forward to it! There’s still room in the class if you want to come, too. Check out the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival website for more info. Not up for class? Come out for the market this weekend!

Also, do you see the little blurry picture on the laptop screen behind the knitting homework? It’s for the third annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week, which begins April 23. Do you want to play along? You’ll find the topics listed on this page. These links are all for Eskimimi Makes, so it’s a very Eskimimi post today!

9 responses to “Paying it forward, and other bloggy fun

  1. Oh, this sounds like fun!

  2. I love her blog. Always something cute. And I also love the idea of paying it forward. I’d love to participate in this!

  3. Dang! Wish I had a blog!

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  5. This is very cool Michele! I did this on Facebook , 5 things in 2012 🙂

  6. (not trying to get on PIF list, just had to say) That class is going to be so much fun! Mary Scott Huff is fantastic. Let us know how it goes!

  7. Hi Michelle – long time, no chat (but thanks to Eskimimi, we chat now!). Ok, so I think I might be #3 on the PIF list. I shall post the groundrulez on my blog in a bit. I love this – you never know what you might get from me. 🙂

  8. P.S. – sorry about adding an L to your name. 🙂

  9. Sounds like a fun idea! I’ve been making an effort to keep my blog updated this year, and this seems like a fun way to interact more with blog readers (and use up some stash yarn – which is another goal for the year).