Though Anna learned to knit and crochet like a pro at a very young age, it wasn't until she found herself jobless a couple years ago that she realized that maybe, just maybe, not everyone had yarn skills like these. Friends were commissioning pieces from her, and Anna had experience in high-end fashion retail management – it was the perfect storm. Assuming, of course, that storms like this normally end in made-from-scratch designs, and pieces which integrate knitting and crocheting into a big, warm squishy hug-like accessory. In the form of a scarf, that is. Anna's cowls are colorful, textured and, though they may feature elements like those found in grandma's afghans, the pieces are highly modern. And highly huggable, but we may have already mentioned that.