Although we’re based in MSF’s London office, here at p/hop we know that knitters do travel! We like to head on the road to as many knitting and fibre events around the country as possible each year. It’s a great opportunity to step out from behind the computer screen and catch up with knitters and crocheters face to face, including so many people who have helped out p/hop through donations. Over the year there are so many yarny shows happening from north to south that there’s no way that one person could possibly attend them all.
That’s when our amazing p/hop volunteers from far and wide step in.
This upcoming weekend is the fab Glasgow School of Yarn. Due to my pesky day job getting in the way, I won’t be able to attend in person, but the wonderful Clare has stepped in to organise everything so that p/hop can be there. She’s taken the lead, recruited some other local p/hoppers to help out, and she’ll be making sure that the p/hop stall is running smoothly across the weekend. Glasgow School of Yarn has always been a great event for p/hop and raises much-needed money for MSF’s work, so I’m chuffed that Clare is at the helm.
Just because I’m not going to be physically there, doesn’t mean I’m kicking back doing nothing! I’ve been busy getting our show kit ready to send up to Clare. A big part of this involves printing off lots of patterns that knitters then “buy” for a donation (although if you like to save paper and knit from a digital gadget, you can always download p/hop patterns here). We’ve now got over 60 patterns available, and we like being able to show what they look like knitted up. Cue the photo of me scrabbling in the floor sorting out all our lovely knitted samples:
If you’re lucky enough to be in Glasgow this weekend, please do stop by the p/hop stand and discover some fabulous patterns.