God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.
[J.M. Barrie]

Pat McCoyI’m sitting here imagining the welcome my friend Patsy received last evening when she went to knit in heaven with Mama and our other knitting pals who have gone before us.

I met Patsy McCoy at Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp in Wisconsin. Then I’d see her from time to time at Dayton Knitting Guild events. But my best memories of her were at the annual knitting retreat in New Harmony, Indiana.

Patsy and Bob McCoy loaded their wagon and brought fun and treasures from Illinois to our retreat every autumn. Bob made lovely wood-turned bowls and nosterpinners for us, and Patsy brought a wealth of patterns and ideas. They hosted the event along with Gloria and Allen Johnson from Dayton.

Patsy was endlessly creative and always willing to share her inspired ideas. I remember her with love and gratitude.