Friday, April 10, 2009

Knittin' Crap: Pay It Forward

UPDATE: I have my five giftees now! If you want to participate, Sanguiknity still needs a couple, or maybe the takers here will leave comments about where you can find their offer! Thanks!

Via the Random Acts of Kindness group on Ravelry, I found Sanguiknity's Pay It Forward meme, so I'm joining in!
The Rules:

The first five (cinq) (cinco) (5) people to respond to this post will get something made by me.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

  1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. (No refunds… no exchanges!!!!)
  2. What I create will be just for you, with love from me.
  3. It'll be done this year (2009).
  4. I will not give you any clue what it's going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. I may even create something totally unbelievable and surprise you!! Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
  5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
  6. In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note/post of your own and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to it.
  7. Please send your mailing address (if you don't live close to me in Los Angeles) to my Gmail account karenblogs. (You can translate that into an email address, right?) Please leave a comment here, too, so people don't think I'm shilling my gifts!

IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if I do not see you post your own note to pay this forward.
So, come on, folks! Here's your chance to get one of my amazing creations and spread your own handmade love!

When you pay it forward, you can use just about any media you want. Doesn't have to be yarn! (Drawing, painting, clay, fabric, wire, Legos, popsicle sticks...)

Edited to add:
The Rules, Simplified:

  1. You sign up (post here and then email me your mailing address if I don't know where you live).
  2. I send you (assuming you're in the first five to sign up) something I've made. No requests, no refunds.
  3. You post on your blog/social networking page/etc. an offer to do the same thing for five other people.
ETA 2: I will ship internationally, if that was putting anyone off. Just don't expect a life-size Ô Totoro. Actually, that would be true for anyone not willing to come pick it up. Actually, I'm not sure I'd be able to get it through the door. Um, nevermind.


Dan said...


Anonymous said...

Me, too! (Jeanne)

beltwayspinner said...

not sure I totally understand the terms and conditions, but I want in too

spajadigit said...

I'd want in myself, but I have no time or wherewithal to make something for someone, let alone five someones. I don't even have time to make one thing...

Karen said...

Plus you know I'll make you stuff anyway. :P

Maybe Caden's willing to, um, "help."

Crystal said...

Am I #5??? awesome would that be? I *love* this idea!!

Karen said...

Better than that! You're #4! Unless I can't count, in which case I might have to relinquish my title of Über Cool Nerd Goddess.

spajadigit said...

To quote Shel:
"Some kind of help is the kind of help that helpings all about, and some kind of help is the kind of help we can all do without."

Anonymous said...

I will !! lol.. I will also tell you here That I will pay it forward to 5 peeps !! will post in jabbermouth's... hehe.. Craftykaren