Monday, 23 November 2009


It's p/hop's birthday, in case you need reminding p/hop is a knitting fundraiser for the charity Medecins sans Frontier or Doctors without Borders
The name p/hop comes from pennies per hour of pleasure, the idea being you donate according to how much pleasure something gives you. There are several free p/hop patterns, but you can also p/hop for yarn, or for anything really.

Along with several others I've been designing a new pattern for p/hop in celebration of p/hop's birthday.
Part of the designing process is to test knit the pattern to make sure it make sense. In the true spirit of p/hop we decided to raffle off the finished items.
Below are the photos of what is available, you can't pick and choose what you win as that will make for craziness! All you need to do to enter is go over to Just giving using the widget to the right, or the US based First giving widget below make a donation of however much you can afford, and leave me a comment below saying you've done it. I won't be checking up on this, that's not how p/hop works, it's all about trust and the feeling of doing the right thing!
The winners will be drawn at random at 7pm GMT on the 30th November.

All the patterns are going to be available to download soon, you can be sure I'll post here to let you know when that is!
Please go and spread the word, it's all for a good cause.

Here's what you can win-
A pair of Intertwined Mittens knitted by me in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
Intertwined Mittens

2 hats from SadieLou These are 2 separate prizes.

A hat from Rlynn

( I don't have a photo but its the same hat as seen above)

A pair of mittens from SadieLou

A pair of socks from LittleMsContrary

A pair of mittens from LittleMsContrary.