p/hop (although it sounds like a rapper’s name) means pennies per hour of pleasure. It is a fundraiser for the international medical aid organisation Medecins Sans Fontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
Lovely designers from all over the place have pledged to donate patterns to MSF, which you can download in return for a donation! Once you have your newly knitted/crocheted scarf/socks/sweater in hand, you donate an amount that corresponds to the amount of pleasure you got from making it…
As well as the patterns, a group of us have extended the p/hop ethos by donating knitted items to auction off at the various knitting festivals that p/hop attends.
Following on from the success of the Barnraising Blanket we made last year, a group of us in the p/hop group on Ravelry decided to make a Lizard Ridge blanket.
Over the last few months I have been receiving lots of cheery squares in the post and in between feeding Thomas I have managed to assemble them into a blanket.
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the blanket, come and see the p/hop stall at Fibre Flurry in Birmingham on the 30th October