Karrie 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.