And here we have another clever pattern designer. I was introduced to Anne (Crafty Diversions) at the TNNA show by Tina Sanders from the Peacefully Knitting in Arizona Blog. Tina is one of our local designers here in the Valley of the Sun. Make sure you go and visit Tina's blog!
Crafty Diversions came out of Anne's need to unleash her creativity. She has always been very
creative and crafty from a young age, and is mostly self-taught in all her crafty endeavors. She has
been knitting and making up her own patterns ever since she taught herself to knit a few years ago
in order to pass time during her long train commute to work.
Anne's designs have been seen in several knitting books and magazines, including Interweave Knits, Twist Collective, Knitscene, and Knitty. She has also partnered with various yarn companies to design garments out of their yarns. Aside from knitwear design, Anne also dabbles in hand-painting yarn and fabrics, spinning, and jewelry metalsmithing/fabrication.