Monday, 16 February 2009

P/hop sock

Have you any idea how difficult it is to photograph your own feet? Well, I wanted to get this pic up on the blog so, rather than wait for DH to do a "proper" pic, I just stuck my foot out and snapped this quickie so you can see the design I'm working on for the p/hop project. I promise there'll be a better one to go with the pattern!

For those of you not familiar with p/hop, this neat idea to raise valuable funds for Medecins sans Frontieres is the brainchild of Natalie at The Yarn Yard. Rather than try to explain it myself, here is the idea in Natalie's own words from the Ravelry p/hop group.

"p/hop (although it sounds like a rapper’s name) means pennies per hour of pleasure. It is a fundraiser for the international medical aid organisation Medecins Sans Fontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Lovely designers from all over the place have pledged to donate patterns to MSF, which you can download for free! However, once you have your newly knitted/crocheted scarf/socks/sweater in hand, we ask you to donate an amount that corresponds to the amount of pleasure you got from making it… I think I’ve made this sound more complicated than it is! Hopefully you know what I mean…"

To keep up with the latest p/hop news, Ravelry members can sign up to the p/hop group . Not on Ravelry yet? Check out Natalie's blog. You can also make a donation and find out more here


Pete Masters said...

Hello Debbiet, just wanted to say thanks from MSF! Looks really good...

When the patterns done, please send us the photo and we'll post it on the blog as well (

Pete (web editor - MSF)

Debbie said...

Thank you, you're very welcome! Good luck with the project.


Crobbles said...

Looks like another for my queue!
This as it is such a great idea.

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