If the title makes no sense, read on… ‘p/hopping’ was new to me, but is a simple enough idea – you give money (p is for pennies) for the hours of pleasure that you get from something knitting-related. p/hop acts as an official knitting fundraiser for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/ Doctors Without Borders. You can donate just because it’s a good cause, or you can donate as much as you want to in return for using one of the many patterns available on the p/hop website: www.p-hop.co.uk.
During November, a knit-a-long is taking place using the Cranford Mitts pattern. I was planning to use some of the tealicious yarn I spun from one of the many batts I’d created, but I want some purple contrast yarn for the cuffs and I haven’t quite got round to that yet. Instead, I decided to use some lovely sparkly yarn in shades of pink that I made back in the summer using fibre from http://www.etsy.com/shop/FeltStudioUK – it was one of the nicest bits of fibre I’ve ever had the pleasure of spinning. So far, so good: