Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Pay it Forward


Just after Christmas I was visiting Aussie Maria's blog when she was doing a 'Pay-it-Forward' giveaway. She had received a gift from a blogging friend, and wanted to pass on the kindness. I was lucky enough to be one of the winners, and a little package arrived all the way from Down Under last week. (It was another thing that made me happy, but I felt it deserved a little blog post of its own!)

When I opened the package I was thrilled to discover a double sided potholder, made especially for me. One side, knitted in my favourite colour, purple, is a gorgeous kitty ...

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while on the other side, to remind me of who sent it, is a map of Australia!

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She also sent me a very sweet little knitting charm - just perfect! I have a few knitting charms that Nancy sent me from a swap on Ravelry, so I shall add this one to them.

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Thank you so much Maria! And now I am going to pay it forward too! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a little gift is to leave me a comment between now and Sunday night, when I next post. I'll randomly select three people to be winners! Go on - it could be you!! xxx


Merchy said...

Please I would like to join. This is a really nice initiative!
I hope I am lucky.

ds said...

I love both the concept of 'paying it forward' and doing it. Came across your blog and love your photos!

Northern Monkey said...

That's a lovely idea and the pot holder looks great.

elsieclare said...

Great idea. Love the blog and I always look forward to your posts!

snoopydog said...

How lovely! Lucky you! A lovely pot holder and the charm is really sweet. XXRos

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...


i have just hopped over from Snoopydogknits. i've been reading some of your posts.
Henrycat is a dear and lovely looking boy. my mother's cat of the same age has a similar health condition.

it have enjoyed seeing your work and will be again to soon xx

warmest wishes


Socktopus said...

Gonxifacai! :)
Happy New Year.

Gail said...

Hi Josiekitten,

I'd love to join in and I promise to pay it forward if I'm chosen!

I notice that you support Pompey, did you go to college here or are you a native?

Gail (Littlemissensible on Ravelry)

Squirrel said...

What a lovely idea, the pot holder and charm is adorable. x

Kathy said...

I saw this once before and thought it was a great idea, but thought I had too much going on. I might still, but I love little knitter adventures like this.

faith76 said...

Hello from sunny lancashire,

stumbled across your blog - need something to inspire me with my knitting!

'paying it forward' seems a good idea.


melissa said...

what a great idea.

love the hotpad you received - it's perfect for you!!