October 27, 2008

The big news

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.

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  • Jill

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

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  • E to the M

    Congratualtions! It’s very well deserved.

    Reply to E to the M
  • Amy

    Wow! Huge news!! Congratulations!

  • alex

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

    Reply to alex
  • Cinnamon

    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!

    Reply to Cinnamon
  • Carrie

    Congrats! This is awesome news!!

    Reply to Carrie
  • Meg

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

  • Kimberli D. MacKay

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

    Reply to Kimberli D. MacKay
  • Gloria Ferris

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


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  • julie

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

    Reply to julie
  • Josi

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

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  • Laura


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  • Amber

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

    Reply to Amber
  • Daniella

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

    Reply to Daniella
  • Kristen

    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 🙂

    Reply to Kristen
  • Natalia

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

    Reply to Natalia
  • Steph

    Congratulations! That’s awesome news.

    Reply to Steph
  • kathy

    Woohoo!!! Congratulations!

    Reply to kathy
  • YarnAddict

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

    Reply to YarnAddict
  • Margit

    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…

    Reply to Margit
  • Kerry Wills

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

    Reply to Kerry Wills
  • Meredith

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

    Reply to Meredith
  • Vashti

    Yippee dippee skippee for all of us!!

    Reply to Vashti
  • cosy

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

    Reply to cosy
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