I would like to thank…

… my hair stylist, my local yarn shop, my bus driver…

As you may have noticed it’s the awards season with Baftas, Globes of Gold and a small man named Oscar filling our news headlines.

However it’s not just Hollywood that has awards. p/hop has been shortlisted for a Just Giving Award in the Most Creative Fundraiser category. This is very exciting. The judges are meeting today so we will soon know if we are in the final three which would mean a trip to the Emirates Stadium (meaning Pete would have to finally finish his scarf) for the awards ceremony. Even if we don’t make the final three it’s great to be shortlisted. You can read about us and the other deserving shortlisters here on the Just Giving website.

If you use twitter you can also help us with the Shorty Awards, twitter’s annual award ceremony. At the moment Justin Bieber and his many fans seem to be dominating the charity category but I’m sure knitters can take over and get us in the top 5. This isn’t because we want to win (well ok, we do a little) but if we get and stay in the top five it’s a great way to spread awareness about p/hop and about MSF. The Shorty website does seem a tad wonky so if your vote doesn’t show up please try again.

If you would like to vote for us please visit the Shorty Awards website, nominating @msf_phop in the #charity category.

It’s been lovely reading the reasons you have given for nominating p/hop. Here are a few of them:

@andallthatstash I nominate @msf_phop for a Shorty Award in #charity because it gives a close knit community an international goal

@JenACknitwear I nominate @msf_phop for a Shorty Award in #charity because... it’s such a simple, inclusive idea and an amazing cause.

@Gingoddess I nominate @msf_phop for a Shorty Award in #charity because it proves without doubt that small actions can do huge good

@alpacaaddict I nominate @msf_phop for a Shorty Award in #charity because…I can knit and save the world at the same time.

And one last one from Natalie who started p/hop…

@theyarnyard I nominate @msf_phop for a Shorty Award in #charity because… it’s like knitting love into every stitch.

You can also help us spread the word by letting your friends know about us and the shorty awards. Thank you to everyone who has voted so far.

The finalists in the Just Giving Awards are being announced on Thursday so we’ll let you know how we get on. We’re keeping our fingers crossed, except Pete who is still finishing his scarf