Monday, May 19, 2014

A Loss

I just felt like I wanted to share a piece of sad news with my friends. 
A dear friend, an active member of our knitting group (West Hollywood Stitch n Bitch) - Laurie Ann - passed away very suddenly this week. She was such a vital, lively, generous soul, fun-loving, and young at heart (she was only 49). Her passing was quite a shock to us all.
She organized our Ravelennic Games, our Yarn Crawl outings, Knit-A-Longs (KALs), and so much more. She will be dearly missed.

Take a quick look at her Ravelry project page to get a sense of who she was - beards for babies, mustache hats, gifts for friends, and her pride and joy, Bernadette the Beaver.

You can tell how generous she was - nearly everything she knitted or crocheted (she was excellent at both), was given away as gifts.

Our group is planning to adopt Bernadette as our mascot, and to finish up her Unfinished Objects (UFOs) to give to her family.

Last thing I wanted to share with you all - as one of our members said at the memorial service - "Cherish your friends -- and use the good yarn first!"

Thanks for reading.


  1. I'm so glad we have Bernadette as our mascot, but it is going to be hard not to have Laurie Ann there in person to share and laugh with.

  2. Sweet tribute, Brenda. Thank you.