Happy Birthday P/hop! 2


What a year it’s been! I’ve loved every minute that I’ve been involved with P-hop, from teaching Pete to knit to supporting Roo knitting for P-hop on the Plinth. We’ve been together at Woolfest and the Iknit day and have been delighted to see how much people have enjoyed making their own Cranford Mitts.

I love that our whole philosophy is based on a group of knitters having faith in each other’s integrity and honesty. it’s ideas like this that build better communities, believing that human beings are capable of great things if we trust in each other.

Medecins Sans Frontiers is a charity which fits so well with this philosophy, that through non judgemental help and support we can offer people in the most desperate circumstances the chance to heal themselves and live the lives we all hope for for our own loved ones.

I’m proud to be associated with P-hop and to help get the party started I have brought a small gift of another pattern that I hope you will enjoy knitting. This time it’s a sock pattern. The Karenina socks were inspired by the colours and patterns on old fashioned glass christmas ornaments, the sort that look like Faberge Eggs, luxurious and indulgent. They are named for Anna Karenina, one of literature’s famous knitters whose tragic story was set against the fragile opulence of turn of the century Russia.

karenina-socks

It is perhaps timely to offer this pattern now, as we draw close to the festive season and think about drawing our loved ones around us. These socks are warm and cosy in colours of the season yet, their inspiration reminds us that beyond our cosy firesides there are others whose lives are not so secure and peaceful who need our help now.

I hope you enjoy knitting them and if you do, please give generously!

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Thank you Jane for our first blog-a-long post. You can read more about Jane’s knitting and designing here.

Remember you can get all the blog-a-long updates by following p/hop on twitter and in the p/hop Ravelry group.

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