knitpurlgirlKarrie Steinmetz, better known to the fiber arts community by her online handle and podcast name KnitPurlGirl, died unexpectedly on Monday, according to reports around the Internet and on the Friends of KnitPurlGirl group on Ravelry.

Karrie had been blogging about knitting since 2008, and most recently posted an encouraging and helpful post about the act of podcasting about knitting.

I didn’t know Karrie personally but from what I’ve read about her online those words encouraging and helpful seem pretty darn apt. She seems to have been one of those people who was always cheerful and supportive of her fellow knitters and who was always willing to help, educate and share.

She was active in the knitting community on her own blog, on Ravelry, Twitter, Plurk, Google+ and Facebook, and leaves behind many knitting friends who knew her in person as well as those whom she connected with online who also felt the warmth of her friendship.

The cause of death was unknown, but a post on her Ravelry group said her husband was expected to post on her Facebook page in the next couple of days.

My warm wooly thoughts go to all her knew her. What a loss to the knitting community.

By Sarah White




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  1. Knitting Teresa on November 27, 2012 11:48 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about her death. I am a member of her Ravelry group and listens to her podcasts. It will be a loss to the knitting community.

  2. JAKI BOWERS on November 28, 2012 2:33 am

    I AM SO SHOCKED TO HEAR THIS SAD NEWS!I MYSELF DID NOT KNOW KARRIE PERSONALLY EITHER,BUT WAS QUITE FOND OF READING AND ENJOYED HER MANY POSTS AND BLOGS!MAY HER FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS BE COMFORTED AT THIS EXTREMELY TRYING TIME AND MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THEM IN HOPES THAT IT WILL HELP IN SOME SMALL WAY~GOD BLESS THEM ALL!

  3. Chrissi Matusevics on November 28, 2012 11:01 am

    Such a loss to the craft community condolences to her family

  4. Stephanie B. on December 4, 2012 6:06 am

    Such a loss to her family and the knitting/crocheting/podcasting community. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and those who loved her.

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