Hookers worldwide rejoiced today (heavily edited from the official press release [PDF]):
Interweave Press . . . announced today it will be increasing the publishing frequency of Interweave Crochet magazine from a semi-annual special-interest publication to a quarterly, subscription-based publication, beginning with the fall 2007 issue.
Additionally, Interweave Press has named Kim Werker (editor of Crochetme.com – akc) the editor of Interweave Crochet, beginning with the spring 2007 issue, on newsstands April 10, 2007.
In addition to her magazine responsibilities, Ms. Werker will . . . publish a book about the crochet craft under the Interweave Press book group in fall 2007. The book, Crochet Me: Projects and Inspiration for the Crochet Revolution, is a collaboration with many designers from the popular website.
I for one am really excited about this development. When I started to crochet for real (just a couple of years ago) it was hard to find cool stuff online. I found Crochet Me, which reinforced what I figured must be true — that I couldn’t be the only person who wanted contemporary patters and inspiration. It’s been really neat to watch Crochet Me evolve since then, and I can only imagine what Kim is going to do to Interweave Crochet (which is already pretty great) once she really gets to make her mark on it. I’m glad that the magazine will be put out more frequently, and that I’ll be able to subscribe. The crochet magazine market is definitely not saturated (at least with things that appeal to me).
Also, I am really excited about the Crochet Me book. Yeah! That being said, I will not be pre-ordering it from Amazon, given my experience with the Happy Hooker. (You know, how it was in stores before I actually got it?) I will just stalk Porter Square Books next fall.