I found on Sunday night that one of my mentors. Joyce Willams, passed away last Thursday, Aug 4th. I really don’t have any words to describe how sad I am. Here we are together at camp 2 in 2008 (the last one I attended).
I met Joyce in 2005 when I attended Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp for the first time. Joyce was so quiet most of the time but when she did speak all were riveted….And her sweaters/designs…there are no comparisons.
The thing that moved me the most about Joyce were her hands. There was wisdom, skill, patience, knowledge, talent and beauty in those old hands. Yet they still had speed….to watch her knit was mesmerizing. Below she was working on cabled sweater using Satakieli yarn on size 0 needls…only for the fearless.
Thank you for sharing yourself, your life, your skills and your love of knitting with us. Most of all thank you for letting me sit by your knee, like the wise old grandma, the crown…I promise to remember my lessons always…