Welcome to the 2nd p/hop birthday blog-along

Welcome to p/hop’s second birthday blog-a-long, our own virtual party in cyberspace. Have a slice of cake, a cup of tea or a naughty tipple, find a comfy chair and enjoy our guest bloggers.

Here is a list of everyone who has taken part so far:  MSF-Pete, Babylonglegs, Amber Moggie, Chatirygirl, Managnostou, Sojourn, Woolgathering, Whitehart, MSF-Dee, Treaclepaws, Streepie, JudyBll, MSF-Pete (again but this time with a woolly head)Fegrig, MakeandDowithPerri, RosClarke, Artemis Adornments, p/hop with a new pattern, Beanz52, Bioniclaura, Fuss Free Flavours, Northernlace (INCLUDING A BRAND NEW P/HOP PATTERN), LittleLixie, Ann Kingstone, iheartmotherhood, NicsKnots, Freyalyn, EatKnitRead, SandaySpinnerJenTheKnitterTechEd, Mostcurious, Gingerknits, LaPurplePenguin, Kotaatok, MontyKnits, Just Call Me Ruby, Hill Top Katie, Larissa, Muoriska, Jensta79, MSF-Pete again, NancyKnits, TheUrbanAllotment, TheYarnYard, Woollywormhead,


The blog-a-long is open to everyone. To take part please follow the instructions below.

If you are a knitter don’t forget to check out our pattern pages, we’ll have some surprises for you this week, as always available for a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières.

To keep up-to-date with who is blogging when follow us on twitter or join the p/hop Ravelry group for updates and friendly conversation. If you tweet about p/hop please use the hashtag #phop.

Finally we would like to say a MASSIVE THANKYOU to everyone who has supported p/hop and MSF over the last year. You’re all brilliant.

How to blog-a-long

It’s easy to take part in the p/hop super duper great big birthday blog along.

Just follow these simple steps:

1) <a title=”Email us” href=”mailto:p-hop@london.msf.org”>Email us</a> at p-hop@london.msf.org  with <strong>your</strong> <strong>username</strong> (eg your blog name or Ravelry name) and <strong>blog address</strong> to get your password.

2) Go to <a title=”p-hop admin” href=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-admin”>www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-admin</a> and log in using the username and password you are sent.

3) Write your post. If you haven’t used WordPress before there are guidelines <a href=”http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts” target=”_blank”>here.</a>

4) Select the category ‘<strong>Birthday Blogger</strong>’

5) Click on <strong>Save Draft</strong>. (We’re trusting you not to publish yourself). We will email you the URL for your post when it is published on the p-hop website or you can copy the Permalink which appears under your post title. <strong>Use this URL and the birthday image below to link from your regular blog to the p/hop birthday blog to make sure your readers visit us.</strong> (You will need to copy the image and post it on your own blog, then link the image to your p/hop post by highlighting it, then adding the link as you would for a text link.)

<a href=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Lookingformyblogpost1.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-3399″ style=”border: 1px solid black;” title=”Lookingformyblogpost” src=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Lookingformyblogpost1.jpg” alt=”” width=”350″ height=”400″ /></a>

6) Please remember to spread the word and tell everyone you know you are blogging here. We want this event to be MASSIVE.

7) Thank you very much. Pat yourself on the back, give yourself three cheers and go and do something fun.

p/hop your Ravatar to show your support for p/hop and MSF on Ravelry. Thanks to<a href=”http://the-view-from-the-hill.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank”> Hilltop Katie</a> for her designs.

<a href=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Ravelry-heart-badge.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-3336″ style=”border: 1px solid black;” title=”Ravelry heart badge” src=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Ravelry-heart-badge.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”40″ /> </a><a href=”../wp-content/uploads/2009/11/phopblograv.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-1559″ style=”border: 1px solid black;” title=”Ravelry-blog-badge” src=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/phopblograv.jpg” alt=”Ravelry-blog-badge” width=”100″ height=”37″ />
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<a href=”../wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Ravelry-badges.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-3335″ style=”border: 1px solid black;” title=”Ravelry badges” src=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Ravelry-badges.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”37″ /> </a><a href=”../wp-content/uploads/2009/11/phopbdayrav.jpg”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-1558″ style=”border: 1px solid black;” title=”Ravelry-birthday-badge” src=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/phopbdayrav.jpg” alt=”Ravelry-birthday-badge” width=”100″ height=”39″ /></a>

<a href=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/birthday-blog-image.jpg”><img class=”alignnone” style=”border: 1px solid black;” title=”The best knitting charity…” src=”http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2746/4123847831_e0d9ce448d.jpg” alt=”” width=”128″ height=”124″ /></a><a href=”http://www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/birthday-blog-image.jpg”> <img class=”alignnone” style=”border: 1px solid black;” title=”Happy birthday p/hop” src=”http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2755/4123847863_3d4ed48b8d.jpg” alt=”” width=”136″ height=”135″ /></a>

It’s easy to take part in the p/hop super duper great big birthday blog along.

Just follow these simple steps:

1) Email us at p-hop@london.msf.org with your username (eg your blog name or Ravelry name) and blog address to get your password.

2) Go to www.p-hop.co.uk/wp-admin and log in using the username and password you are sent.

3) Write your post. If you haven’t used WordPress before there are guidelines here.

4) Select the category ‘Birthday Blogger

5) Click on Save Draft. (We’re trusting you not to publish yourself). We will email you the URL for your post when it is published on the p-hop website or you can copy the Permalink which appears under your post title. Use this URL and the birthday image below to link from your regular blog to the p/hop birthday blog to make sure your readers visit us. (You will need to copy the image and post it on your own blog, then link the image to your p/hop post by highlighting it, then adding the link as you would for a text link.)

6) Please remember to spread the word and tell everyone you know you are blogging here. We want this event to be MASSIVE.

7) Thank you very much. Pat yourself on the back, give yourself three cheers and go and do something fun.

p/hop your Ravatar to show your support for p/hop and MSF on Ravelry. Thanks to Hilltop Katie for her designs.

Ravelry-blog-badge

Ravelry-birthday-badge

Birthday party invite

In a couple of weeks time we will be celebrating p/hop’s second birthday. We’ve had a fab second year visiting loads of knitting festivals, meeting hundreds (if not thousands) of lovely knitters with lots of fantastic new patterns, a brilliant response to the Haiti earthquake and nearly £20, 000 and over US$3500 raised for MSF since p/hop started.

To celebrate we’re having a blog-a-long again. It was great fun last year and you, yes YOU, stop looking over your shoulder, are invited to take part.

It’s really easy to join in. To sign up send us an email to P-HOP@london.msf.org saying “I’d like to blog-a-long with p/hop” and tell us your username (it could be your Ravelry name) and we’ll send you your password.

During the week of 1-5 November write your blog post on our blog, leaving a message on your blog saying you’ve given us your post as a birthday present. We have a nice image you can copy for this coming soon (this is last year’s).

If lots of people sign up, and we’re hoping they will, we’ll extend the blog along to the following week. Gatecrashers are welcome (provided they adhere to MSF’s ethos :D)

In the meantime here are some invites you can use on your blog to help us spread the word. Looking forward to seeing you here soon…

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Welcome to the p/hop birthday blog-along

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Welcome to p/hop’s first birthday blog-a-long, our own virtual party in cyberspace. Help yourself to the drinks and nibbles, find a comfy chair and enjoy our guest bloggers.

Here is a list of everyone who has taken part so far: ProbablyJane, Puddytatpurr, Mostcurious, QueenoftheFroggers, Sefronia, SallyJoy, Åsa Tysk, msf-pete, Gallus, poshyarns, knitspot, Cornflower, Rooknits, knittingtastic, hilltopkatie, beanz52, Susan, Josie Long, Woollywormhead, spyderkl, yellowpurplezebra, Annie Modesitt, Debbie Tomkies, Perversia, Montyknits

The blog-a-long is open to everyone. To take part please follow the instructions here.

If you are a knitter don’t forget to check out our pattern pages, we’ll have some surprises for you this week, as always available for a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières.

To keep up-to-date with who is blogging when follow us on twitter or join the p/hop Ravelry group for updates and friendly conversation. If you tweet about p/hop please use the hashtag #phop.

Finally we would like to say a MASSIVE THANKYOU to everyone who has supported p/hop and MSF over the last year. You’re all brilliant.