Hello everyone – I’m Georgie, the new Volunteer p/hop Coordinator!
I am very excited to be the new coordinator and get to know all the amazing patterns that have been donated to p/hop over the years.
A little bit about me
I have been knitting for almost 20 years, and crocheting for 7. I have always loved craft, particularly when it involves yarn. The feeling of finishing a project is, as many of you will know, second to none. Naturally, I often work on several projects at once and I am definitely looking forward to trying out lots of the patterns on the p/hop site. I am a crafter through and through, and have an appreciation for anything handmade. I am currently knitting a throw, crocheting a baby blanket, and finishing off several knitted dinosaurs! I have my work cut out for me 🙂
Why p/hop & MSF?
I was drawn to p/hop because it is an amazing way to engage with fellow crafters and tap into a shared passion. The whole thing is about giving, whether it is donating patterns, or giving a small donation of money, or simply giving time. All in all, for a very good cause. There are so many great patterns on the p/hop site already, it is an amazing place for knitters and crocheters to come and find new things to try. I am honoured to be a part of p/hop and in turn, MSF. Many years ago, I volunteered in the MSF Office in Sydney, Australia. It was an amazing place to get to know the work of MSF and be inspired by the passion many people bring to the organisation. I am sure I will experience that and more while working on p/hop.
What’s the plan?
You might have notice that p/hop has been quiet over the last year or so. Our plan is to use the next 6 months to get back into the swing of things. We will be posting more patterns, writing more blogs, raising lots of money and, of course, knitting and crocheting every day! It will be fun, challenging and rewarding – and I hope you will join me for the ride!
I look forward to getting to know all of the patterns very soon, but I just wanted to share my favourite so far – the Crochet Cable Scarf by Laura Craknell. I will be trying this one this week – should be a lot of fun!