As I am sure many of you will know, Clare Storry, who has been our person at the Medecins Sans Frontiers Head Office for the last couple of years, has moved on to new and exciting challenges with MSF. Don’t worry, as a knitter and enthusiastic supporter of P-Hop, Clare will still be around but I’m sure you’d like to join me in a massive wave of the needles and hooks to Clare for all the fantastic work she has done to build P-Hop into the important fundraising campaign that it is today.
With Clare moving on, MSF needed someone else to join the team to continue to support P-Hop and I am delighted to say that they asked me! My name is Jane Lithgow, also known as Probablyjane on Twitter and Ravelry. I have been involved in P-Hop since it began, have designed some of the patterns, the most well known of them being the Cranford Mitts and have volunteered at a lot of festivals up and down the country. The photograph above shows me and our Intern, Nick at Woolfest last month where we raised over £900 despite Nick and Clare being trapped by floods at one point on an extremely wet and wild weekend even by Lake District standards!
I am really looking forward to working with you all, look out for some new patterns and activities and if you have any ideas , reports from swaps that you have organised or just want to say hello I really look forward to getting to know you better.