Rosemary (Romi) Hill learned to crochet and bead in preschool. After being begged incessantly, Romi's mother finally relented and taught her how to knit, as well. Immediately and deeply in love, Romi knit on and off throughout several phases of life, until 2002 when she resumed knitting passionately upon discovering the internet knitting community.
Learning to knit lace prompted the 2005 founding of her company Designs by Romi, selling handmade shawl pins and sweater closures. In 2006, she began designing knit jewelry and lace. Her designs have since appeared in magazines such as Knitscene, Knitty, Twist Collective, Interweave Knits, and Living Crafts, as well as in several books. Interweave Press published her first book: "Elements of Style: Knit + Crochet Jewelry" in late 2008, and her self-published eBook subscription "7 Small Shawls to Knit" has just been wrapped up.