Annie was teaching out of her book called Twist and Loop. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in taking their knitting and crocheting to the next level using wire and beads. The outcome of the projects are intriguing and beautiful, not to mention extremely unique. I love the assortment and availability of beads and now I have an avenue in which I can create anything I want.
I first read about Annie when I got the 2006 Crochet-a-Day calendar and saw her wonderful crocheted wire jewelry. I went onto her website and read her notes on Combination Knitting. I tried it and have never gone back. It is incredibly fast, my gauge and tension are very consistent and it's easy on my hands.
I'm on the left, Annie's on the right
I know almost all of the knitting talent in the US will be converging in San Diego this weekend for the TNNA show (which, I understand, is NOT open to the public). :( Maybe next year I'll try to get it on that and maybe absorb some of the creative talent.