Annie’s Announces Promotion of Kara Gott Warner to Editorial Director, Knit and Crochet

Hey, all!  As a fun way to ring in the new year, I bring you some press out of Annie's regarding some of your favorite publications like Creative Knitting, Crochet!, Crochet World, and one of my personal favorite TV series - Knit and Crochet Now!

Annie’s, a leading special-interest publisher in the craft and nostalgia markets announced the promotion of Kara Gott Warner as editorial In her new role as editorial director, Kara will oversee Creative Knitting, Crochet!, Crochet World, the PBS television series Knit and Crochet Now! and Annie’s online knitting classes. Kara will remain at the helm of Creative Knitting magazine as its executive editor.

 “Kara understands our brand and is a natural leader. As our knit and crochet business continues to grow and evolve I am confident she can take us to the next level,” states Michele Fortune, Annie’s executive vice president of product. 

Kara Gott Warner first joined Annie’s in 2008 as freelance knitting book editor, having produced a variety of hardcover knitting books. In June 2010, Kara joined the company full time as executive editor of Creative Knitting magazine and knit publications. “I’m passionate about yarn and the survival of the industry. In my new position as editorial director, I look forward to strengthening existing relationships with Annie’s yarn partners and cultivating new alliances as well. I believe this is an essential ingredient to our success."

Kara is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her knitwear designs have been published in Creative Knitting, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting and Family Circle Easy Knitting. She is the author of The Divine Drop Stitch and the Mix & Match Knit Sampler online video class, available exclusively at www.AnniesCatalog.com.

About Creative Knitting Magazine - Creative Knitting magazine brings knitters a refreshing variety of knit patterns in each issue. We use readily available, beautiful yarns to create knitting patterns. In each issue, you’ll find achievable knitting ideas in a perfect-bound format of 128 pages, published four times per year. In addition, Creative Knitting magazine is on the cutting edge of technology with a digital version of the magazine available worldwide. For more information go to www.CreativeKnittingMagazine.com.

About Annie’s - Annie’s is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. Its products, including magazines, kits and supplies, books, online classes and TV programming, are targeted to home and family interests, including crafts, nostalgia and home décor. The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. Learn more about Annie’s at www.Annies-Publishing.com and www.Anniescatalog.com.

I hope this press release finds you all well and rested after a busy holiday season.  And also safe - my area just got pounded with 8" of snow, which made for a long drive home last night.  I guess it's officially winter, but we haven't had this much snow in as long as I can remember since moving here seven years ago.  It seems like there's a new storm every week.

In any event, TGIF!  I'm looking forward to playing with some of my knit and crochet projects over the weekend, as well as the wood burning tool that Hubby got me for Christmas.  And let's not forget that now is the perfect time of year (ie: 12 degrees outside) to curl up in bed with a dim light and a good book.  I hope to enjoy some of that this weekend, as well :)