Ruth learned how to knit when she was just 5 years old by her babysitter. Shortly after, her best friend’s mother taught her how to crochet. These were both crafts she picked up and put down throughout her life multiple times, as many of us do. Now her favorite things to knit are scarves, hats, sweaters, vests, and fingerless gloves. She loves experimenting with gauge, switching up needle size often. Her favorite things to crochet are anything and everything – she loves putting different stitches together and improvising on her projects, creating different stitches and new techniques.
When she’s not knitting or crocheting, Ruth teaches History at Carnegie Mellon, where she got her PhD in 2014. She is also a grant writer and translates German script. She loves dogs, and has two of her own!