Yearly Archives: 2014


Well, we are all packed and ready to go to WoolFest this week.  I am very much looking forrward to it.  I’ve heard wonderful things about the show and this year is their 10th anniversary so I’m axpecting it to be fantastic! All the different fibre crafts will be there, […]

Woolfest 2014, Cumbria


It’s World Wide Knit in Public Week, apparently!  So get out there and show off your yarny skills to the World at large!! I haven’t had too much time but I managed to knit in a restaurant on Saturday. I was also knitting these lovely stripey babies on the train […]

Knit in Public Week


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The Commonwealth Games is being hosted in Glagsow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 August 2014.  We think it’s the perfect excuse for a p/hop knit-a-long. – So get your knit on whilst watching energetic types on the telly and helping those in need, all at the same time – […]

Get ready for a Commonwealth Knit-a-long!



Take action, you say? Why yes of course, do you want me to do? Short version: Please sign our petition for better treatment and diagnosis for people with drug resistant tuberculosis! Thank you! Want more info? Of course you do, read on dear knitter/crocheter, read on… You may or may […]

TAKE ACTION: it’s really quick and easy


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Lighting the Knit Signal!   There are lots of brilliant ways that you can help P/Hop to raise funds for MSF.  P/Hop was set up as a community project, so that lots of people could get involved.  I donate one day a week plus additional work when we have shows […]

P/Hop needs you!


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We were delighted when the  fabulous Kate Heppel from Knit Now magazine rang to offer us a whole page in this excellent magazine. Publicity is very much appreciated by MSF & p/hop.  The more people who know of p/hop and our patterns, the more money and awareness we can raise […]

Knit Now



Well is doesn’t seem very long since I blogged about hitting our last target and here we are again with a whopping £45,000! It truly is amazing how wonderful and generous our knitty and crochety supporters are.  I am thrilled to be coordinating such a wonderful fundraising effort and you […]

What does £45,000 buy?


Knitted Squeaky Bacteria by Dawn Finney For those of you wondering where your lovely money goes, here’s bit of information about the work MSF does in the fight against the ever spreading, drug resistant tuberuclosis (DR-TB).  World TB day is on Monday 24 March 2014. Every year, around eight million […]

World TB Day – please help!


Way back in November, Hazel Osmond contacted us to ask if we would mind if she used a P/Hop pattern to make and sell Rudolphs to raise funds for her daughter. Hazel Osmond and her daughter Kate wanted to use Judith Baser’s gorgeous P/Hop pattern Rudolph, that Reindeer to raise […]

Reindeers for Honduras!



Now that the miserable dark days of rain that we were blighted with over the holidays seem to have stopped we are being blessed with some bright blue skies – problem is that bright blue skies at this time of year make the temperatures rather nippy.  Ah! but there’s always […]

Show off your scarves!