Karrie was a talented young woman full of energy and ideas. She was always willing to share and teach others as shown through her blog found here. Her last post was about podcasting and giving tips to others who might be interested in creating their own podcast (Karrie's podcasts are archived here.) And Karrie's knit pattern designs can be found here.
She was a real encourager.
Karrie started giving patterns away in what she called Random Acts of Patterns. In October, she wrote:
I’ve declared that Tuesdays are for Random Acts of Patterns (or RAP). It’s the fibery equivalent to Random Acts of Kindness! Most of us have either randomly given or received patterns, so this is not my invention. However, I’d like to make it a movement and get more people involved! So on any random Tuesday that you feel inclined to and/or can afford to, consider randomly selecting a fellow Raveler and gifting him/her a pattern off of his/her queue. :) THEN - Come back here and tell us! I get so inspired by people who participate in RAK, or in this case, RAP, that I’d love to hear all about your generosity in this fab community! :) Of course, you don’t have to wait for a Tuesday. You can participate in a RAP at any time, but I thought Tuesdays could use a little jazzing up! ALSO - if you’ve been the recipient of a RAP, please share too! We all need a little sunshine in our day!
One of her shawl designs was given to me in a RAP after her death. And I sent it on to keep the RAP going.
This is "Crosswords at the Coffeeshop," a pattern she designed saying that
When I’m not knitting at the coffee shop, I’m working crossword puzzles. This is the perfect mashup of rugged and lacey. Intended to wear at the coffee shop, the shawlette is just perfect to keep the draft from the door from giving you a chill, while the shawl is a perfect wrap. It’s knit in an aran weight to provide that snuggly warmth. Inspired by crosswords, there are elements of boxes in the lace and even the short rows create squared tiers. Throw on a pair of fingerless mitts and enjoy a latte!And for Finished Objects Friday and Fiber Arts Friday, here is my (Karrie's pattern) Crossword shawl.
Warm. Thinking of Karrie and her family.
All pattern purchase proceeds go to her family.