|Our good friend Sandy Martin|
We’d like to note the passing of Sandy Martin, our long-time knitting teacher and good friend, after a long illness. We’ll miss Sandy, who contributed greatly to the success of Monarch Knitting by gently bringing many, many new knitters into the world.
Sandy loved teaching children, and was also wonderful at making never-touched-needles-before students feel comfortable and relaxed, so they could learn.
Sandy also brought to us the most wonderful attitude of wanting to learn herself. She was delighted with any new knitting tip she picked up as we all shared our discoveries. She joined the rest of us in getting excited over new yarns, new techniques, and experimental knitting. It was so much fun to have her around on the many Saturdays she came to teach, and to see the delightful items her talented fingers produced.
Sandy was a role model for us as a teacher, mother, grandmother and friend. She had the most generous nature, and was always so kind to everyone. We can still hear her laughter ringing through the shop.
We loved Sandy very much and would not be the knitters and yarn shop workers we are today without her influence.
Details of her memorial service are still pending.