Monday, March 19, 2007
Virginia Van Santen
As many of you already know, Virgina passed away Saturday morning after a battle with liver cancer. This is so unbearably sad for so many reasons. She was a great talent in pattern design and yarn dyeing. VvS Painted Yarns was one of the very first yarns that I purchased for my shop and Virginia was wonderful to work with. Just as she introduced her sock yarn she learned of her illness. Both she and I talked about how unfair it was that just as she was getting known and things were beginning to take off, she wouldn't be able to continue. I'm so glad I kept yarn aside for myself, which is safely tucked in my stash - I will knit something amazing with it as a tribute to Virgina and her talent. I'm working on a beaded scarf with one of the skeins - but anything else I make with the yarn will take careful consideration. If you want to know more about Virginia and her talent, please visit her blog and leave a comment so her family and friends will know we care. I hope there's lots of yarn in heaven.