December 5, 2008

sad loss for the local knitting community

I just received this email from Martha Gioia, president of the Portland Knitters Guild:

"Greetings Knitters,

Last Sunday evening Linda Carter, Yarn Garden owner, friend and acquaintance to many knitters, died suddenly. A sad loss to her family, friends, and the knitting community at large, Linda will be remembered as the significant person who brought knitting to Portland, supported charities: red scarf and Heifer International to name just two, and provided support and encouragement to many knitters. There is hardly a knitter in Portland who has not at the very least passed through the Yarn Garden.

As a way to remember Linda our guild is making a donation in her name to Heifer International, an organization that provides livestock and sustainable farming practices education to poor families and an opportunity for a better life. Our gift will be a sheep.

A memorial will take place at the Yarn Garden with details to be posted on their website


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