Note From the Editor

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
--George Bernard Shaw

When I set out to write an editorial letter for each issue of Creative Knitting, the first thing I do is search for quotes and phrases that sing to my soul. Sometimes, while I'm searching, one will appear that leaps directly into my heart, and that's the one I know I must use as my inspiration.

Instead of searching for who we are or what art it is that we are supposed to put out into the world, we can simply abide and be content with where we are. The song that sings to our hearts is waiting to be sung, just like happiness isn't something you seek. It's been there all along waiting for you to embrace it.

Each day we have the chance to pick up our needles and let what flows become an expression of our most creative selves, and let this passion be the spark that sets us on fire.

No need to struggle or worry if we think we're working a stitch wrong, or if a hold suddenly appears where there shouldn't be one. Let it be. Celebrate the imperfection of the creation and allow those beautiful stitches to leap into your heart!

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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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