Friday, December 28, 2007

Pay it Forward

Something really nice happened to me today. I found out that I was selected as the grand prize winner of a drawing for 8 skeins of wonderful malabrigo yarn and a knitting book. If you know anything about knitting, malabrigo yarn is something to be coveted. Finding out that I won just gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling. There is no way that I would spend so much money on yarn and I have no idea what I'll do with it but I can tell you that 8 skeins is enough to do a big project and that makes me happy. I also adore the colorway - velvety grapes.

Part of the deal of winning is that I have to write what charitable deed I plan on doing. I guess I could send a donation somewhere. That's easy. I could even do it in Nolan's name, something that would given me a bit of happiness.But, I keep coming back to the idea that if I did a donation, my good deed would pretty much end. What could I possibly do that would be meaningful and would continue the ripples of good deeds? That's where you come in. I thought that maybe I could ask my friends here (and on my other blog) to do a good deed. It doesn't have to be big and it doesn't have to cost money. Just do something nice for someone else that you might not have done. (No dangerous good willing or picking up hitch hikers though! ) If you want to tell me about it and you want to send me your address, I will mail you one of the infamous FROG wristbands that were ordered after Nolan's death. I also plan on doing a few good deeds, too.

I'll come back later (likely tomorrow) and post a picture of the FROG wristbands and will also explain the significance of them.


Pollywopg(Leigh FT) said...

so wheres the pic of the wool..??
enquiring minds need to know!!!

The Ninja Knitter said...

Just wanted to let you know that I sent your prize out in the mail today - I think that your idea is lovely, and I can't wait to see what comes of it.

I am betting that the mail from Canada to the US may take awhile. I sent it by surface, so likely you can expect it in a few weeks or so? Again, congratulations and I'm positive that you'll use it well. :)