It is easy to say how we love new friends,
and what we think of them,
but words can never trace out
all the fibers that knit us to the old.
I shared my website, A Time to Knit, with JoLene for over a decade. I’d met her when she started designing and was so impressed with her talent that I was delighted to support her growth as a knitting designer in whatever way I could. She was a fast learner and was very organized in her approach to the design process. I used to tease her about her swatch notebooks. While lots of knitters dread knitting a swatch, JoLene thrived on it. Her lovely work is a tribute to her. I am thankful for her friendship and inspiration all of these years—the fibers that will knit her to my memory even though she is gone.
I hadn’t seen her for a long time but remember her with fondness. Sorry to hear she is gone.
Jackie Ritchie said:
I too am so sorry to hear of JoLene’s passing. She definitely had talent AND a nice person too. Jackie
Marilyn Buster said:
I’m so sorry to hear of JoLene’s death. Such a talented designer.