Pay it forward: The First Three Commenters Win a Mystery Knitted Object

Hello readers. The next two weeks are going to be BUSY! I have a paper to write for the independent study I’m taking this summer. Somehow I thought I had one more week to accomplish this than I actually do. So time to scramble

This means, that I won’t be able to get much knitting done and not nearly as much blogging…unless I have a procrastination attack…in which case I’ll probably be knitting and blogging like a mad thing. Gahh.

So anyway, in the event that I end up doing the responsible thing and do not spend all my time knit-blogging, I thought I would post something fun to fill in. This contest attracted my eye, posted by Polka Dots and Sparkles. I’m going to copy her instructions below:

Pay It Forward 

Here are the rules if you want to join in:
1. I will send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this post. The gift will be handmade by me. It will be sent sometime in the next 365 days. It will be a surprise. We all love getting surprises in the mail, right?

2. To sign up and receive a gift, you must play along, too. Pay it Forward on your blog, by promising to make a surprise for the first three people who comment on the post.

3. You must have a blog (that is updated regularly, as I will blog stalk you to find the right gift for you). Include your blog address in your comment. A Ravelry handle could also be very helpful, so add that too,  please.

4. After commenting here, you must repost this or something similar to your blog in 48 hours. If not, I will choose the next person who comments…Its that simple!!:)

Looking forward to playing this game with you. It’s like one of those annoying chain letters from your childhood, only it’s not a complete waste of time. You get stuff! Handmade knitted stuff. 

One of my favorite XKCD comics, mildly relevant to this contest. Enjoy. By the way, SO not sending you a bobcat, knitted or otherwise. Unless that’s what you really want, in which case I’ll try to figure something out. There must be a bobcat dishcloth pattern out there somewhere.


    • Oops, sorry about that. I hit send way too soon and didn’t realize it. The blog is and my ravelry handle is anastasiamw. (PS, chosen or not, I’m so doing this. What a great idea!)

    • Yup! I made that mistake once and I relaly learned the hard way. My whole extended family were traumatised (as it happened at a big family occasion). Still, like you, I’ll relaly never make that mistake again so perhaps it was a lesson well learned. Good luck!

    • I have always enevid those who are great at knitting. That Entrelac design is just amazing! Although I can knit, I never really liked to do it. I do love to crochet though! Maybe some day I will try knitting again and maybe just maybe I will like to do it now!

    • Robin, Her knitting was so bufatieul. I really loved the Entrelac too. She made it seem so easy and I might try it again, but it will have to be put in line with the other crafty stuff I’m doing! If you try knitting again, be sure and post.Thanks for dropping by.

  1. Looks like the winners are:
    Curls & Q

    I look forward to blog stalking you and coming up with something clever to send you. I’ll contact you for contact info when I’ve got something ready. I’ll probably post about it too, knowing me.

    Thanks guys!

    • I’ve known Chris for a very long time and she is a very talented knettir/crocheter and designer (even though she’ll dispute the designer label)! Thanks for a writing this story although I can’t get to it on the website right now and I don’t get a subscription to this paper at this time.

  2. There’s always so much going on at a meet-up that it’s easy to make mitaekss. I spent the whole time frogging my mistake (that I’d made BEFORE I went) and then knitting back up and one row past where I’d started. So much for completing the darn thing! However remember it’s the process that counts, right? Sure. Uh-huh.Hope 3rd time was lucky!

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