PomPom Party People

We are very pleased (and a little over excited) to have been invited to host a stall at PomPom Quarterly‘s very first Christmas Party and Pop Up Indie Yarn Market, where we hope to raise some much needed funds for MSF, in the wake of the disaster in the Philippines.

This stylish event will be held in The Crypt of Christ Church, Spitalfields on Commercial Street in East London on Friday 6 December from 6.30 pm until 10pm.  There will be drinks, nibbles, music and yarn – what more could we ask?  A pompom themed fancy dress prize – apparently! 😉


We will be there with our seasonal favourites:

IMG_4923Teeny tiny TeddyTis the season ident

Star Hat and Mittens

and some new patterns – coming real soon and, fingers crossed, in time for this party!  Actually they are existing patterns but will soon be available as P/Hop downloads for donations and at P/Hop show stands:

Iconic Diana sweaterNovember 2013 021P1040755

Diana Black Sheep Sweater  by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne, the Eyre Shawl by Karie Westerman and the Diamond Dot Scarf by Kate Ellis (me!).


How much? No! Really?? £1000?

In a frenzy of SkipNorth swapping this week, p/hop donations rocketed over £1,000. Reaching this amount is a significant achievement and goes to show that £5 or £10 here and there really adds up!

Whether you enjoyed a free pattern, swapped some stash at SkipNorth or watched Pete knit up a mountain, your support of p/hop goes a long way.

Just how far….

Well, I had a look into the figures and these are some of things MSF can do with a £1,000*:
Buy enough highly nutritious food to help 303 severely malnourished children back on their feet within 2 weeks.
© Elisabeth Griot
© Elisabeth Griot

Buy a 5,000 Litre water bladder which provides drinkable water for 1,000 people a day.

© Francois Servranckx
© Francois Servranckx

Buy 280 mosquito nets.

© Avril Benoît
© Avril Benoît

Buy enough delivery kits to help bring 125 babies safely into the world.

© François Dumont

© François Dumont

Thanks to all you fabulous knitters and p/hoppers out there for making this possible. Here’s to the next target!

*Based on prices in 2008

Post photo: A mother and child in an MSF feeding programme in Ethiopia. By Francesco Zizola

£500 reached and breached!

Thanks to ChrissyG (and 42 others), we have met the first p/hop target…. £500!


Well done and thank you all. Next up: quadruple figures.

Better go and donate for the wool from Jacqui and the needles from Isobel then. Put my money where my mouth is. First lesson on Wednesday!