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09-15-2007, 04:10 PM
I think this is the right place to post this....
I don't know if any of you have seen this Exchange online, but it's like the movie, "Pay it Forward" and if you see the following posted on someone's blog you sign up or (I have room for one more on my blog (http://whimsicalknitting.blogspot.com/), but that's not why I'm posting...I just think this is the coolest exchange!):

It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_it_forward)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 are passed on. You all know I’m already a PIF type of person. So 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.

And you continue from there...fyi, this is what I've seen that all the blogs are posting, I didn't write "You all know I'm already a PIF type of person" but I didn't remove it from the posting because it's in the others', too.
So, if you would like to participate, I would :heart: LOVE :heart: to have you as one of my Pay It Forward http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/angel3.gif and should I have all 3, you can check the blogs of one of my 3 angels, and if they are full, one of their 3 angels, and so the love should flow all around the www! AND, you have SIX months to complete it!
If ya'll saw the Pay It Forward movie (http://flix.com/) you will really understand how large it can get just by showing love to your fellow humans on the planet!!
I'M SO EXCITED:blooby:

09-16-2007, 05:41 PM
Hey http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/hiall.gif Knitty http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/knit2njkfhjk.gif People!!!!
This is such http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/slide.gif FUN!!! I have my wonderful Pay It Forward http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/angel2.gif's angels and, even though I have 6 MONTHS to complete this exchange, my mind and imagination are fast at work!!
I :heart: love :heart: the idea of making something for someone and paying it forward! Of course, I'm excited to know I'm getting a wonderful surprise from my original PIFer!
So....if you are interested, come on join this grouphttp://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/group.gif of super http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/super.gif http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/angel3.gif angels and head on over to Julie's (jberry16) blog (http://julieskidsnknitting.blogspot.com/) and sign up! Hurry, but there's no need to push http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/going.gif because this exchange is limitless!!!
Let's Pay It Forward all over the WWW and.....you are going to, not only spread love :heart: and joy http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/doggy.gif, you are also going to receive something wonderful made by a PIF http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/angel3.gif!!!!

09-16-2007, 11:58 PM

I signed up through jberry's blog :)

09-17-2007, 09:34 AM
I saw you there Jeannie, I'll be contacting you later today!
Really folks, you have 6 months to make something handmade-doesn't have to be knit or crochet-who knows maybe you get someone who appreciates knitting with hand dyed yarn...o what fun that can be! So come join us at my blog and pay it forward!!!

09-17-2007, 06:13 PM
Oh this is such a cool idea!! I love it! I signed up and will go throw the same message up on my blog as well. Pay it forward!!

I used to do this even before the movie came out. You know you are in line at the grocery store and the person in front of you is short a few cents or a dollar and you give it to them. "How can I pay you back?" and the answer was always, "Help someone else some day." Of course now it is
"Pay it forward!" :grphug:

09-17-2007, 06:29 PM
Thanks for signing up ladies! I still have room for 1 more and Jeanius80 & knitncook still need theirs...c'mon y'all

Jackie Lim
09-17-2007, 10:10 PM
OK I m.

09-18-2007, 12:59 AM
I'M SO EXCITED:cheering::cheering: We are going to have such fun!!! I am SO ENJOYING watching this grow, my heart is so full of love for everyone who is joining! Do I sound sappy or what:muah:
I've had to turn a lady away, she went to julie's blog and she was full, she went to my other PIF angels and they were full! She said she hoped to get in with one of ya'll....I just emailed her back and told her that if I were her that I would post a comment on one of your blogs (even if you don't have your PIF post done yet) and say I WANNA PLAY:cheering:!! So, if ya'll see "aknita" wanting to join, I've sent her to you!

isn't it exciting to watch this :heart: grow and grow?!

AND....my imagination is running overtime!!! I have many projects that must be done, but, goodness, I have all sorts of ideas brewing! Oh, one of my PIF http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/angel3.gif has friends that have joined her that make homemade soap...I woud LOVE to receive homemade soap!!! Perhaps I'll learn in this next 6 months and some of my http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/angel3.gif's will get soap and who knows what?!

09-18-2007, 01:13 AM
so cool becka! i need to go check and see if anyone has signed up on my blog...brb

nope no sign ups yet.

Jackie Lim
09-18-2007, 03:23 AM
Pls visit my blog if u one to be the one.

09-18-2007, 03:43 AM
I will be signing up as soon as I get my blog back up and running :D

09-18-2007, 09:45 AM
aknita signed up on my blog. So she's taken care of now :)

09-18-2007, 10:07 AM
This sounds really cool and I'd love to sign up but
I don't have a blog! :( Oh well, I'll just keep watch
from the sides and cheer you all on....:cheering:
Libbie :)

09-18-2007, 10:16 AM
ok sofar that's 2 people I've talked to that have decided they're just watching b/c they don't have a blog-sign up for one it's so easy! They have a 'wizard' so to speak on blogger (https://www.blogger.com/start?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-google&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=blogger&gclid=CNXJ1YyZzY4CFQQjPAoddAiL-A) that walked you through EVERYTHING! If you wanna play, start a blog and sign up. Something in your heart is wanting you to play, why else do you think you were drawn to the thread?

09-18-2007, 01:28 PM
I agree with Julie (jberry16)..it's so easy to sign up and they walk you right through it and if you have any questions people here can help and, if you don't want to use it after this you don't have to! BUT, I bet you get bitten by the blog bug!

09-18-2007, 01:30 PM
i have a person signed up! she found me through ravelry :)

09-18-2007, 01:40 PM
yippee! I'm full, folks so please sign up through one of the other ladies (gents) on here.

09-18-2007, 08:00 PM
I still need two more people for my part. This is the link (http://knitstuffs.blogspot.com/2007/09/pay-it-forward-exchange.html) directly to the post about the PIFE. We need a PIFE button for our sig's!

09-18-2007, 11:58 PM
one of Beckas angels is making a button!

09-19-2007, 12:14 AM
that's so cool! i was going to try, but all i have is 'paint' on my laptop.
I have 2 PIF 'angels' :yay:

09-19-2007, 04:25 AM
Hey :waving: Everybody! One of my PIF Angels, Colleen (who needs people, hop over to her blog (http://roxtarchic.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-shower-rocked.html) to sign up, please, please, please!!!) and I came up with buttons! She did the artwork and I played in Photoshop so that we had more than enough buttons...of all shapes and sizes for any need you can think of! You can find over 20 on my blog (http://whimsicalknitting.blogspot.com/2007/09/pay-it-forward-exchange-buttons.html). so...go, GRAB A BUTTON, grab a few (remember to use your own server!) and spread the kindness & love!
Please, please remember my bud, Colleen (http://roxtarchic.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-shower-rocked.html) (fyi, she's a http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/preggers.jpg rock star!), I thought she was waiting a while before she posted because she's expecting her 1st baby, but she posted on her blog about it already and I've been sending people everywhere, but not to her blog, now i feel badly....and look, she did a great job on the button artwork!)!

I'm so EXCITED:blooby: to be a part of this wonderful exchange!!! With such a GREAT group of people!

So, let's get busy and http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/BUTTONS/PAYITFORWARD390X65.jpg (http://whimsicalknitting.blogspot.com/2007/09/pay-it-forward.html)!!!

09-19-2007, 08:37 AM
:waving:I just signed up last night through Jeanie's blog. I guess I have to start blogging now! I am sooo:woot: excited about this. I love love love the idea!

09-19-2007, 09:32 AM
Oh, I have a blog, but it's sitting on a HD waiting to be uploaded to my site :D

09-19-2007, 01:04 PM
Oh, I have a blog, but it's sitting on a HD waiting to be uploaded to my site :D
OH, when you get your blog ready (or before) if you would consider signing up with Colleen (http://roxtarchic.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-shower-rocked.html) I would be ever so grateful...she is a member here and I can't remember her user name...I have no memory! Just pop in (http://roxtarchic.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-shower-rocked.html) and tell her you'd like to join.
I'm sending out this plea regarding Colleen (http://roxtarchic.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-shower-rocked.html) because (:verysad:I feel so badly about this) I mistakenly thought that she wanted to start PIF @ a later date, well...I was WRONG :help: and I sent my overflow to my other 2 PIF angels, Julie (jberry16) and Jacquie and then to other people and not to Colleen :pout: so I am desperately trying to do what I should have done to begin with, which was send my overflow to her as well as my 2 other angels before I began sending people to others. So, if ya'll are interested, she's great!!! And I would be more grateful than you can even imagine:hug::heart: TIA!!

AND, isn't it EXCITING to watch this grow?!:blooby:

09-19-2007, 01:17 PM
I just added a new post to my blog asking folks to join with Colleen or 3 others that aren't full yet...there's lots of open/empty places for y'all to join.
Thanks to Colleen and Becka for the buttons, they're great!
:waah: Becka, I cannot get kh to let me load the button, they keep saying it's to big-what do I do?

Jackie Lim
09-19-2007, 09:35 PM
tks for the button. i have added to my blog.

how do i link the button to the post ???(nothing come out when i click the button)

09-20-2007, 01:04 PM
I'm still in need of two people. No one wants to play with me? :( LOL! The button looks great. Meant to mention that yesterday!

09-20-2007, 02:53 PM
Thanks for putting the word out for those who need people!!

:waah: Becka, I cannot get kh to let me load the button, they keep saying it's to big-what do I do?

Choose a smaller button....which one are you using?

09-20-2007, 03:51 PM
thought I had the smallest button

09-20-2007, 04:40 PM
i put the button on my blog :) very pretty!

09-20-2007, 04:59 PM
tks for the button. i have added to my blog.

how do i link the button to the post ???(nothing come out when i click the button)

You are very welcome, I just made the buttons, depends on where you want it to link. The one (http://whimsicalknitting.blogspot.com/) that I put in the sidebar on my blog is linked to my original PIF post, as if the one in my signature here.
You can choose to link it to your post or someone else's (after asking them if they don't mind) or to this thread or... just don't link it to anything. i've seen it done both ways, linking to the person's post and just showing the button, but no link.

Jackie Lim
09-20-2007, 08:35 PM
Hmm...wonder who's my 3rd angel be ??

09-20-2007, 10:30 PM
angel4ever is my third angel :)

09-20-2007, 11:02 PM
THIS IS SO EXCITING!!:cheering::cheering:
I had a thought about PIF and Ravelry, but, it will require help because of my disability. I was thinking that it would be cool to start a Pay It Forward group on Ravelry. 1st of all, how many of ya'll are on Ravelry? I was just reading and it takes at least 3 people to start a group and then there are moderators but, it doesn't state what the responsibilities of the mods would be. Here is where my problem comes in, I don't know from one day to the next if i will even be able to get up so, even though I think it's a cool idea, I couldn't be in charge of it, tha would be the "moderator" I guess (although I think you can have several mods).
So, here's my question to ya'll....if you are a member of Ravelry (or hope to be soon; but we need 3 active ravelry members to begin) would you like to be a part of a Pay It Forward group (more people on Ravelry, thus, more people that will see the group and look into it.)? If so, is there anyone that would be willing to be in charge since I can't? We are required to have a banner (hopefully I/we can turn this button into a banner 468x60) and a button (100x60...got that covered, lol!).
So, if ya'll are interested .... just say so here. We need 3 people and one person to be in charge.

fyi, I feel horrible about having to ask someone else to be in charge, but I really and truly can't say yes I can be in charge when I've said yes to such things in the past and have ended up disappointing people and I would be horrified if it happened again! And Lonnie would be so upset! You see, several years ago he had to point this out to my hardheaded self, "Honey, I know that you mean well, but you really need to stop volunteering for things because when something happens and you can't do what you are supposed to do somebody else has to do it at the last minute and/or people are disappointed because you weren't able to do what you said. Everyone will understand" He was so correct! But, I digress..so......
So...your thoughts, please, PIF http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/angel3.gifs

09-20-2007, 11:51 PM
becka- i am on ravelry and would love to help. i am a sahm, and could help! what would be involved as far as being 'in charge'?

09-21-2007, 08:44 AM
I'm not on Ravelry (yet - still 10000 people ahead of me, I'm half way there!) but maybe you could post it there linking here? I still have two spots open. :(

09-21-2007, 09:48 AM
Knitncook and JL I've posted that y'all still have room on my blog with links to your blog-Colleen too. Jeanius80 I just changed the post to say you're full! yippee!!! I'm still waiting for my ravelry invite-only 17k more to go ahead of me
:o( o well, be patient right?!

09-21-2007, 01:48 PM
I've posted it on my blog.. I have a few spaces for anyone looking ... :) I can't wait!

09-21-2007, 01:49 PM
I pm'd Silver and she told me starting/maintaining a group is very easy, you just put in the graphics, invite people, appoint mods and it's all easy peasy. As I pm'd jeanius80 I can't start it today because I'm headed back to bed because I'm hurting too badly, but will check back in later if I can to see what ya'll think. Oh, when we start it we also include tags so that it will be easily found when someone is looking for groups via the tags.

09-21-2007, 01:53 PM
Becka, hope you feel better soon. Get some rest.

09-21-2007, 07:58 PM
Thanks, I'm in bed, kicked back, just sent the PIF button & banner to jeanni to start the ravelry group!!

09-22-2007, 02:53 PM
Hi! I'm a member of Ravelry and could help there if you need me! Just let me know! I will probably be posting by the end of the weekend that I need Angels. I am horrible about blogging! I'm trying to get better

09-23-2007, 09:09 AM
Stop by the Ravelry group & join! We have had several people join since Jeanni got it going :muah: thanks, jeanius80, you ROCK!!!!

09-23-2007, 12:50 PM
I still need 3 angels to join. If anyone is interested, please visit my blog and add a comment right under the Pay it Forward post, or add a comment in the guestbook (remember to leave your blog info/email address)

Thanks :)

09-23-2007, 01:41 PM
Hi! I need three angels too please! Just check out my blog in my signature.

Didn't someone say they had a questionnaire for their angels? Could you please share I am going completely blank as to what to ask. Thanks!!

09-23-2007, 01:46 PM
This is the questionnair I was asked by Becka and I've used it and I believe my angels are using it...
1st of all, I need your full name & address
and the questions I would like you to answer are:
1. favorite color/s
2. color of your bedroom
3. color of your bathroom
4. color of your living room
5. color of your kitchen
6. what size shoe do you wear?
7. what is your favorite thing to knit?
8. what is your favorite scent?
9. what kind of movies do you like?
10. what "period" of time would you have like to have lived in were it not now?
11. what do you hate? would you detest receiving?
12. do you have a pet? if so, what?
13. do you read or listen to audio books, if so, what kind?
14. if you could receive anything in the world, what would you like?
15. if you could travel to any country, city, town, place or whatever, where would it be? What/who would you most want to see when you got there?
16. what is your favorite animal? Or do you even like animals?
17. if you were an animal, what animal would you be?
18. what would you consider a perfect day for you and you alone?
19. do you allergies to anything that might touch you?
20. what size t-shirt do you wear/bust size?

Jeanie, Jackie & Michelle: how many angels are y'all still in need of? I'm trying to keep track on my blog so people can sign up under those that still need angels.

09-23-2007, 01:52 PM
i'm full!

09-23-2007, 04:50 PM
I left a comment for you. Please let me know if I did this right.

09-24-2007, 02:41 PM
Marilynn, I posted on your blog to e-mail me with your address so I can send you out a questionaire!

I still need one more! When I'm full I'll work to help the people on my list.

Jackie Lim
09-24-2007, 09:02 PM
Hi Julie,

I m left with 1 more.

09-24-2007, 09:26 PM
ok thanks Jackie

09-25-2007, 11:36 AM
If you want to join, I have a post on my blog for the girls that still need 1 more each. Please click on the pay it forward button on my sig. Thanks fellow knitters.

09-25-2007, 04:42 PM
I guess no one wants to be one of my angels...:sad:

09-25-2007, 07:25 PM
Okay.. blog is back up.. empty.. but back up.. :D Will be finding someone to sign up with today :D

And Becka, I'm happy to help out with mod on the Ravelry grp if you need it :D

09-25-2007, 07:30 PM
yeah!!!!!!!! mis tia, who'd you join under?

09-25-2007, 08:30 PM
I've just got the son down for his morning nap.. so am off to look for links now :D

09-25-2007, 08:37 PM
angel4ever needs PIFers :)

09-25-2007, 11:25 PM
So do I! No one wants to play with me!:pout:

Come on you know you want to just click the link in my siggy!

ETA : oops I do have an angel now thanks to Laura! Just need two more now!

09-26-2007, 10:52 AM
I tweaked the questionaire just a bit and asked a few different questions. I've still got one spot open.

09-26-2007, 11:53 AM
knitncook, what'd you tweak?

09-27-2007, 05:57 PM
knitncook, what'd you tweak?

LOL, there was a lot of room for tweaking! My goodness, I still had a lot more questions when I came up with it, but I figured 20 was plenty and it covered a bunch of odd things, LOL!

10-02-2007, 09:58 PM

still no angels have signed up...:verysad::verysad::verysad:

10-02-2007, 10:39 PM
I know, Michelle and Jackie are still waiting too-c'mon people!!!

10-04-2007, 08:35 PM
I only have one!

10-05-2007, 02:37 PM
for those of you who are also a part of ralvery, would you do us a favor and post on there the fellow khers who still need participants, thank you.

10-05-2007, 03:19 PM
I signed up under you Holly. Check your blog :)

I'll make a post to get myself going for pay it forward later!


10-06-2007, 07:45 AM
Nobody wants to sign up. I need three people so I can send them something and they can carry on the Pay it Forward themselves.

I know there are alot of giving people out there, come on join in.


10-06-2007, 09:49 PM
Thanks to Danielle I now have 2. Only one more to go!

10-07-2007, 10:08 AM
Nobody wants to sign up. I need three people so I can send them something and they can carry on the Pay it Forward themselves.

I know there are alot of giving people out there, come on join in.


I have the same problem. I still have no one signed up. :pout:

Once again, check out my blog for the Pay it Forward Exchange information.


10-07-2007, 11:35 AM
DONNA.....I know you want to join in on the Pay it Forward, but please PM me on KH, so I know how to contact you. And we can get this thing going in your direction.:thumbsup:

10-07-2007, 07:12 PM
it might help if you leave comments on blogs you read with a link back to your PIF blog post! I hope that helps!

10-07-2007, 07:56 PM
I made a post on my blog about my PIF. I now need 3 angels. If anyone knows of anyone looking for one, send them in my direction! Thanks!



10-08-2007, 02:16 PM
Michelle (http://knitstuffs.blogspot.com/) & Jackie (http://jackielimcrafts.blogspot.com/) still need one more angel each. Y'all could sign up under them too...
Michelle & Jackie-keep posting on your blogs to let people know you still need 1.

10-19-2007, 08:45 PM
I now have one angel for the PIF exchange.

If anyone else is interested, check out my blog in my signature.

Culryqnj from ravelry is one of my angels. Here is a link to her blog...

10-21-2007, 06:24 PM
I sent someone this way that emailed me about joining, so hopefully she will drop by and find someone to join with here:cheering:!

AND.....http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/smilies/drum.gif drumroll!!!! My person, Wendy (http://knuckleheadmusings.blogspot.com/), that I signed up with has emailed me to get my home addy because she has already completed my PIF gift and it's ready to send:cheering::blooby::cheering::blooby:HOW COOL IS THAT!?!
I have to say....I'M SO EXCITED:cheering::cheering::cheering:
I had to share with ya'll, knew you'd be as excited as I!

I've not even started on gifts my angels yet, I've sent "pre" gifts to 2 angels and am working on the 3rd "pre" gift and will do the real ones after Christmas....I was so :noway: Say What!! When she said she was done!!! So, of course, the stalking of the mailman begins:teehee:

10-21-2007, 07:11 PM
How cool Rebecca!! I can't wait to see what she sends !

By the way I still need one more angel in case anyone know of anyone looking!

10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
Becka, me too! I am waiting until after holiday knitting so i can concentrate on the gifts! Very cool she is so quick and prepared :)

10-21-2007, 08:26 PM
ok, i think i sort of get the concept, but how do you sign up and is there a deadline?

10-21-2007, 08:39 PM
ok, i think i sort of get the concept, but how do you sign up and is there a deadline?

There is no particular deadline to sign up to participate. Check out the blogs of people who are participating to see if they have the required three angels. I am in need of two more angels if you want to sign up. My blog info is in my signature below. ;)

10-21-2007, 09:16 PM
how much fun Becka! can't wait to see what she sends you.

10-21-2007, 10:03 PM
so do you have to have a blog? and can you play more than once?

10-21-2007, 11:39 PM
i think if you don't have a blog, it would still be ok. Just create a little blog here in the blog threads so people have a place to contact you and sign up under you. ;)

10-22-2007, 02:10 PM
I just got my last angel!!!!!!!!!!:woot: Thanks Jackie Lim!!

10-22-2007, 02:13 PM
can you play more than once?
:waving:I don't see why you couldn't play more than once! As long as you are willing to pay it forward to 6 instead of 3. I was thinking of maybe doing the same thing after I finish with my current angels.

Jackie Lim
10-22-2007, 08:26 PM
Morning ladies,

Holly - yes, i agree ! i welcome more angels. I am an angel too. Isnt it wonderful to be a giver and a receive.

10-24-2007, 04:35 PM
I got my first angel, thank you Jackie Lim. I will pm you.

10-24-2007, 04:49 PM
I have my first angel as well. It's Jackie Lim! She's going to have so much fun receiving and sending!


Jackie Lim
10-24-2007, 10:20 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah, let me, do the ball rolling as an angel.

For those who wishes to join in the fun, kindly visit any of the PIF BLOG.

See ya!

11-12-2007, 05:44 PM
Danielle - I think I just became your second angel! Let me know if I didn't do something right. So now I just need to put a post on my blog to get 3 angels of my own. I'll do that first thing tomorrow. So much fun!

I saw this topic in the Ravelry forum and didn't realize that it was an ongoing project. I can't wait to get started!

11-13-2007, 10:08 AM
It's official! I posted the PIF information on my blog this morning in this post:

I already have next Monday and Tuesday planned as craft days so it's a perfect time for me to get started on this project. Now I just need to wait patiently for my three angels to sign up . . .

11-13-2007, 10:48 AM
Welcome Susiehomemaker! glad to have you a part of this fun event.

Jackie Lim
11-13-2007, 09:07 PM
Hi Susiehomemaker, nice meeting u and glad that u r in.

11-15-2007, 09:58 AM
So how long did it take you to get your 3 angels?

I'm so excited to start my handmade projects but I'm trying to be patient. My blog averages 30-50 hits a day, it's not a lot but I thought this would be super quick!

11-16-2007, 09:12 PM
Welcome suziehomemaker, I just sent out a small thank you note to my angel.
(of course now she knows its coming, but I hope she likes it. I included something for her, to keep her busy.)

I have a gift all planned for my angel too, it will take awhile to complete with the holidays, but it will be a pleasure finishing it. It already feels good to be doing this.

Pay It Forward, rocks.