The big news

by Shannon on October 27, 2008

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook or wherever, you may remember last week’s announcement about big news on the way…

And then I immediately had to declare I was not pregnant or getting married, because apparently those are the only big news worthy of such excitement, judging from the number of people texting and messaging me immediately afterward.

No, it’s better, because it involves yarn:

Yes, you read that right. I am taking on the editor position at Yarn Forward magazine, which now comes out ten times a year. Ten! (I just shuddered a little to think of it). I am currently getting up to speed on the flat plans for the issues-in-progress and preparing for the first issue that’s all me, editing-wise. (Gulp!)

Yarn Forward is UK-based but already available at some shops here in the US, and by subscription, too. We’re working on US distribution deals now, too.

Want to do patterns or articles for the magazine? Well, you know who to contact…

Join the Yarn Forward group on Ravelry here.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

LilaTovCocktail October 27, 2008 at 9:32 am

Wow, that is great news. Congratulations!

The Purloined Letter October 27, 2008 at 9:34 am

Congratulations! Very cool!

Jill October 27, 2008 at 9:36 am

That is FANTASTIC!! I’m so happy for you, Shannon. Congratulations kiddo.

Phillip Winn October 27, 2008 at 9:38 am


E to the M October 27, 2008 at 9:40 am

Congratualtions! It’s very well deserved.

Amy October 27, 2008 at 9:41 am

Wow! Huge news!! Congratulations!

Kim Werker October 27, 2008 at 9:41 am

Congratulations, Shannon!

alex October 27, 2008 at 9:55 am

That is so great. Good thing you’re so prolific.

Heath Row October 27, 2008 at 9:59 am

Totally cool news, Shannon.

Cinnamon October 27, 2008 at 10:00 am

Well, congratulations! It couldn’t have happened to a greater lady!

And now I know something to add to my Xmas list. Woot! I can’t wait to see what you do 10 times a year. Amazing!

Carrie October 27, 2008 at 10:05 am

Congrats! This is awesome news!!

Meg October 27, 2008 at 10:15 am

Awesome! What a wonderful “next step” for you. Looking forward to benefiting from your new editorial efforts.

Kimberli D. MacKay October 27, 2008 at 10:38 am

SHANNON!!! Such amazing news!! I’ve got to chat with you about a few things perhaps next month! I’ll be in touch! Cheers!

Lori Paximadis October 27, 2008 at 10:43 am

Great news! Congrats!

Gloria Ferris October 27, 2008 at 11:23 am

Great news, Shannon! You have worked hard to get here. You have accomplished much. You will accomplish more.


julie October 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

Congratulations! Good thing you can type fast, you’ll be up to speed in no time.

Josi October 27, 2008 at 11:50 am

That’s wonderful news Shannon! Congratulations – how absolutely wonderful for yarn art!

Laura October 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm


Amber October 27, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Congrats! I just had a pattern in their fall issue! 🙂

Daniella October 27, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Awesome! Congrats! I look forward to your first ‘all you’ issue. 🙂

Kristen October 27, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Wow! Congrats girl! I can’t wait to see what you come up with, all year long. Now I have an excuse for a new subscription 🙂

Natalia October 27, 2008 at 4:01 pm

Congratulations, they could not have chosen a better person for the job.

Steph October 27, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Congratulations! That’s awesome news.

kathy October 27, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Woohoo!!! Congratulations!

YarnAddict October 28, 2008 at 7:15 am

Congratulations Shannon. I’m looking forward to working with you.

Margit October 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Congratulations! That’s awesome! Can’t wait to see what you do with the magazine. I was considering submitting. I guess I should get on that…

Kerry Wills October 28, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Congratulations, Shannon. I’m so excited to see what you do with Yarn Forward.

Meredith October 29, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Wow Shannon, congratulations. Yarn Forward is really moving forward with such a great editor!

Vashti October 31, 2008 at 9:02 am

Yippee dippee skippee for all of us!!

cosy November 1, 2008 at 11:14 pm

what? cause you didn’t have enough to do already 😉

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