Jon Giswold has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 24, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Asbury Park suffered a MAJOR loss today. My dear friend, Jon Giswold. #GoneTooSoon.
@KnitInThePit at The Asbury and Asbury Park will NOT be the same without his energy. His positivity.Jon left his Knit in the Pit drink tumbler at my house since the start of the summer.He kept saying “oh I’ll get it next week.”. That went on all summer. It’s sitting on my microwave and now, I will hold onto that tumbler as a tribute and memory to such a great friend and such a great example of what makes Asbury Park amazing.
Rest well my friend. Your loss comes as a complete shock to many of us.
All of us at Lion Brand Yarn Company are deeply saddened by the death of Jon Giswold, a beloved member of the fiber community, who passed away suddenly on Saturday.Jon touched the hearts of everyone who knew him through his immense kindness, infectious energy, and great passion.He was especially passionate about #HatNotHate, the anti-bullying campaign founded by Lion Brand Ambassador Shira Blumenthal. Jon had been a knitter since he was a child growing up in Wisconsin, where he himself experienced bullying.He met Shira in 2018 and instantly devoted himself to the #HatNotHate cause, even starting his own knitting group, #KnitInThePit, to contribute to the campaign.He was so vocal about how #HatNotHate healed his heart that one of his former bullies noticed—and reached out on Facebook to apologize.Jon became a testament to how crafting, community, and positivity can change lives and minds, and we at Lion Brand carry those very same beliefs. He shared his personal crafting story with Out Magazine just last month, and his words reflected the bright, shining light he brought to so many people. We send our sincerest love and prayers to his family, and we were truly honored to have him as part of ours.
Carole J Kuhnle-myers wrote .
My big brother taught me to knit. He learned in the army. He said it was one of the few things that kept him from losing his mind during the Vietnam war. I appreciate being able to have this forum and all its contributors. He will sorely be missed. He always brightened my day.
Barbara Ferrari wrote
So sad. Shira did a beautiful today on her show. He had such enthusiasm for his craft and the Hat Not Hate campaign.
Karen Wills wrote .
He will be missed love how he was always happy. I only meet him on the lives but he felt like a firend.
Ruth Gauthier wrote
My mother in law taught her boys how to knit at the age of 4 and 5, which allowed her to knit. When I was learning to knit my husband who had not knitted in a couple of decades taught me the basics.