Note From the Editor

"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."
--James Joyce

Each time I embark on writing a new Editor's Note, my wish is that, when you read it, you will feel empowered to take chances with your knitting, and maybe even get a little daring.

In all of my communication with you -- notes, blog posts and live videos -- my overarching message remains the same: Start small, and then build upon that foundation a little at a time. Make your goals attainable so you can stay in love with the craft. As you progress in your knitting skills, you can proudly look back at the many stepping-stones you've walked upon along your path.

In knitting, instead of thinking of an unexpected outcome as a mistake, consider it a magical surprise that is an opportunity for leaning that may never have appeared had you not picked up your needles to give that stitch a try.

Keep fueling your learning adventure witih Fiber Fusion where Knit Meets Crochet with Jackie Daugherty, editor of Crochet World magazine. Gather up your needles and hooks as you combine knitting and crochet in one project!

Before you embark on the projects on the following pages, I hope you'll remain open-minded and curious. Don't let fear of failure hold you back from trying something new. At the end of the day, if you drop a stitch or make an unexpected hole, it's just part of the journey. The good news is that it's just yarn, and you can rip, rip, rip and anew once again!

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Kara Gott Warner
Executive Editor, Creative Knitting magazine

Kara first learned how to knit at age 12 from her grandmother, but not until her early adult life did she come back to the craft -- and hasnít looked back. When Kara rediscovered knitting, she used it as a much-needed escape from her hectic life working as a designer in New York City. She quickly fell in love with knitting, and her needles haven't stopped clicking since.

Kara is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration. Her specialty, technical illustrations for knitting, crochet and other craft books for major publishers. In 2002, Kara began designing patterns for her independent collection of knitting patterns, sold under the igottknits label.

Kara joined the Annieís team in 2008 as knitting book editor and 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.

Kara's knitwear designs have been published in Creative Knitting, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, and Family Circle Easy Knitting. She is also the author of The Divine Drop Stitch and instructor of the Mix & Match Sampler Annie's video class.

You can follow Kara on her blogging adventures on the Creative Knitting editor's blog, SplendidSticks.

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