Natalia(a.k.a. Rukodelnitsa) was born and raised in Russia and moved to the USA to do her PhD at Dartmouth. She is married to a wonderful man and they are raising two great kids in New Hampshire. Her days are spent teaching college students organic chemistry, evenings - knitting and crocheting. Please check out her blog about knitting where you will also find free patterns at: www.tashaknits.blogspot.com.