Monday, August 13, 2007

Pay It Forward


Remember that movie a few years ago with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey in it called ‘Pay It Forward’? I liked the concept but must admit the ending to the movie made it so I could never really recommend it to anyone. But the message was a good one that you should not just pay people BACK for favors they've given you. Instead, you should try to do a good thing for someone and ask that the person for whom you do the good thing, do something for someone else. In other words, rather than a "pay back" it's a "pay forward." Well, I found a variation of this on Bonnie's blog today (she got it from someone who got it from someone, etc. )

Here's how it works:Pay It Forward meme I will send a handmade gift to the first three people who leave a comment requesting to join this Pay It Forward exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet, but you will receive it within 365 days. The only thing you have to do in return is "pay it forward" by making a similar agreement on your blog. My gift might be something I've knit or maybe even baked! I also love to take photographs so maybe it will be something photo related. Per the rules on the email I found: The "gift" you send doesn't have to be handmade -- it can be anything you wish to share with another person. If you want to join, leave a comment with your email addy (so I can reply -- spell out the email if you don't want it harvested). I'll contact you with more details. And for some knitting content - I finally finished the purple Sophie bag I started awhile ago. I call it Sunriver Sophie since I finished it in Sunriver, Oregon on our vacation. I really love the Sophie bag, it is such a simple and quick pattern (or it should be) and it looks so elegant when it is finished. I think I'll be making many more of these. This one will be making a trip to someone special very soon.

6 comments:

Bonnie D. said...

That Sophie bag is lovely! Gee, wonder why I think that, maybe the color???? I think the very first pattern I ever saw was for a Sophie bag.I printed it off but never made it. I love the twisted handles!

Kim said...

No, never got your e-mails, but very glad you got the gift. You were terrific to me in SP10, and I appreciate your generosity so very much. Thanks, too, for paying it forward! Isn't this a great idea?

Jknits said...

Hi Allison - I'll go in on it with you. I think it's a fun idea and what a great way to bring the knitting community together.
Jen

Lisa W. said...

great looking sophie bag! love the whole "pay it forward" philosophy.

Nichole said...

Hey - Ally rec'd the dish rag tag box today and should hopefully be mailing it out to you tomorrow... so be ready to KNIT FAST! ;-)

Grace Yaskovic said...

have fun with the Dish Rag Tag, love the Sophie Bag it looks great!!