Friday, 15 January 2010

Bigger things

My knitting plans have gone out of the window this week. I don't mind as much bigger, more important things have been going on.

As you may know I volunteer for Medecins sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders in the UK office, coordinating their knitting fund-raiser, p/hop. I was in the MSF UK office on Wednesday, the first day the news about the Haiti earthquake broke in the UK. I've written a little about it on the p/hop website. I found the response of the MSF office staff awe inspiring, they really are a tremendous organisation.

The response by the knitting community to the awful tragedy that has hit people already living unimaginably difficult lives has been heart-warmingly incredible. Take a look at the p/hop group on Ravelry or do a search on Rav to see what's going on. It's good stuff.

I won't write much more as I'm tired but I know I've got a bed and roof over my head tonight as well as clean water and all my loved ones are safe and sound. If you haven't made a donation to MSF or DEC please think hard about doing so. Every penny will make a difference.

Photo by Reuters/Joel Trimble via MSF UK

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