First Row

Crochet World - - Content -

It’s hard to be­lieve that an­other year has nearly come and gone. As this year comes to an end, so does my long and re­ward­ing ca­reer in the crochet in­dus­try. I be­gan as an in­de­pen­dent de­signer and cre­ated orig­i­nal crochet de­signs for 13 years for nu­mer­ous publishers, yarn com­pa­nies and cable TV craft shows. For the past 14 years I have been an ed­i­tor with An­nie’s, edit­ing a va­ri­ety of crochet pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing books, pat­tern leaflets, sev­eral mag­a­zines, newsletters, a kit con­ti­nu­ity and more. Dur­ing that time, I also had the honor of serv­ing as a board mem­ber and of­fi­cer of the Crochet Guild of Amer­ica, as well as the priv­i­lege of men­tor­ing many tal­ented, upand-com­ing crochet de­sign­ers. All added up, it has been an amaz­ing 27 years work­ing with the craft I love so much!

When you read this, I will be re­tired and look­ing for­ward to new ad­ven­tures (many of which will in­volve more time be­ing a grandma). But I’ll never for­get the many won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ences and suc­cesses I’ve been blessed with through­out my crochet ca­reer. I am deeply grate­ful for each and ev­ery one.

Tak­ing the reins of Crochet World will be Jackie Daugh­erty, who has been our stel­lar man­ag­ing ed­i­tor for crochet here at An­nie’s for the past two years. She has worked in the crochet, knit­ting, crafts and yarn in­dus­tries for many years, and her ex­pe­ri­ence will be an in­valu­able as­set in her role as ed­i­tor of Crochet World. I know she will con­tinue to steer this pre­mium pub­li­ca­tion in ex­cit­ing new di­rec­tions and keep it at the top of the crochet-mag­a­zine– pub­lish­ing world.

Thank you to all the many won­der­ful peo­ple in the crochet in­dus­try who have touched my life through­out my ca­reer—more than I could ever name!—but most of all thanks to you, our loyal and ded­i­cated crochet fans, for your in­cred­i­ble sup­port. It’s been such a gift.

Happy stitch­ing!

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