3 is the magic number!

p/hop is 3! Three! Drei! Trois! Tres!

Things have been a tad busy here at p/hop HQ so we’re a little tardy in celebrating our third birthday but there are some exciting things in the pipeline, or should that be on the needles?

First things first, a few weeks ago we reached our UK target of raising £30,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors Without Borders) which is marvellous. Here’s a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who has made this happen!

Our third year has been pretty eventful. We won Just Giving’s Most Creative Fundraiser award back in January (You can spot me, yikes, on the award website and see Natalie collecting our award on their video). p/hop has been on the road to Woolfest (Cumbria), KnitNation (London), Fibre East (Bedford), The Yarn Cake Party(Glasgow), and Fibre Flurry(Birmingham). Knitters and crocheters have also taken ownership of p/hop organising their own yarn swaps, tea parties and knitting surgeries to raise money for MSF which is marvellous. We’ve had 10 fabulous new patterns donated and there are more on the way.  Our Ravelry group has been even busier and now has over 600 members who p/hop yarn online, organise Ebay autions and knit-a-longs, and spread the word. If you haven’t joined yet what’s stopping you?

While we’re on the subject of birthdays MSF turn 40 this year so we’ve decided our next goal is, gulp, £40,000. If you take a look at the donation page you’ll see the target is currently set at a more modest £32,012 to see if we can raise £2012 by 2012!

So here’s to our fourth year. If you’ve made a donation, given us a pattern, tweeted about us and helped spread the word give yourself a well deserved pat on the back, a slice of cake and a glass of your favourite tipple….

…. and then start thinking about how we are going to reach our £40,ooo goal!

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