I have been aware if this idea for a while but have never been in a position to participate, but now I am. I think it is a wonderful idea and am amazed at how popular it is. I signed up through Stariel.
So for those of you unsure of the details, here is the description taken from the Pay It Forward group on Raverly. (You don’t have to be on Ravelry to participate though!)
Let me tell you about it, these are the instructions: “It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based on the concept 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. 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.
I will now Pay It Forward to you THREE, I wonder who you will be?! Please, be a PIF! You will enjoy it just as much as we do!”
And, remember…you have 6 months to get your gifts done! Come on, you know you would love to be one of my angels. Then, one day, but you don’t know when….you will get a gift that I have made especially for YOU!
Please remember, you don’t have to knit or crochet to participate, anyone who can make a nice handmade gift is welcome to join 🙂
I think right now is a great time to sign up, being the season of goodwill etc. and you do have six months to make your gifts.