Safiyyah is a knitwear designer, teacher, blogger, and podcaster who works out of her remote home in scenic Indiana. Prior to working in knitwear, she taught pre-school. After the loss of her first child, she made the dramatic change to quit her job to pursue her dream of knitting for a living, advocating for grieving parents along the way. The Joy Shawl, her first published pattern, supports families who are navigating baby and pregnancy loss. When she is not knitting, Safiyyah splits her free time between spending quality time with her photographer husband, two cats, puppy, and angora rabbit.