Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WWW for December 17, 2008

Last Wednesday, we were making news of our own with the launch of our winter issue! Now WWW is back with all new news -- the best kind, don't you think?

We were sad to hear that Kim Werker was leaving the position of Editor of Interweave Crochet magazine -- a peek at the current issue's cover shows just how good an editor she is!

But there is exciting news about the woman set to fill Kim's shoes: Marcy Smith has been named Editor of Interweave Crochet magazine.

Smith joins Interweave Crochet from The News & Observer daily newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she worked for 10 years in several positions, including four years as the Crafts Columnist and most recently as the Literary Editor. Prior to The News & Observer, Smith was a copy editor at The Winston-Salem Journal.

Smith has been a crocheter since age 8 and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crochet Projects, Illustrated (Alpha Books, 2007). Plus she's a knitter, spinner, and weaver.

"Five years ago if you had asked me to imagine myself in my dream job, this would be it. I'm thrilled to be joining Interweave Crochet and look forward to building on the magazine's success and continuing to push the boundaries of crochet in new directions."

We're looking forward to getting to know you, Marcy! Welcome!

More crochet? Okay!

Have you ever seen a 16-foot-tall crocheted pencil? Well, thanks to 32-miles of amount of Lion Brand yarn and the crochet skills of Robyn Love and her team, now you can.

Okay, this next one could go either way, knit or crochet!

You've seen Franklin's Panopticon and Amy's Vintage Office.

Well, the newest Color Commentary by Beth, and her fabulous team at Lorna's Laces has just been announced: Roadside Gerry, designed by the effervescent Annie Modesitt to honor her husband.

Visit Annie's blog to read more about the colorway, Gerry himself and Annie's thoughts about color in general.

Gift ideas? We've got you covered:
- Knitty's list of cool stuff for winter -- or visit the Cool Stuff Archives to see all the stuff we've ever written about! [and we only write about the stuff we like, you know]

- The Purl Bee has some great knitter gift suggestions

- The editors at Lime & Violet's Daily Chum have outdone themselves - read their Advent Calendar posts for great gift and pattern ideas!

Feeling a burning need to chart your shnoodle's face or your blog logo? Thanks to Microrevolt, it's as easy as clicking here.

Excited about the upcoming stop-motion animated feature, Coraline, based on the Neil Gaiman book of the same name? If you read this blog regularly, you know I am.

The people behind the Coraline movie have released a whole new playable website, and my favorite page is here. Click on it, upload your own photo, and carefully select a pair of button eyes. Poof: your eyes are buttoned, just like the Other Mother and Other Father.

Like mine? I chose the nerdy bookworm eyes, suitable for those who read Neil Gaiman novels. Yup, that's me.

Oh, that creepy old sewing kit on the page...does it look familiar to you at all?

WWW will be taking a wee holiday and we'll return the first Wednesday in January. See you January 7th!