Chris retired from a career in marketing communications and advertising
to pursue her artistic passion – knitting and textureplay. She
teaches workshops coast to coast for guilds, TNNA, conferences and shops
and in her hometown, Madison, Wisconsin. In addition, she has her own
line of knitting patterns available through retail yarn stores.
Her approach to knitting is that the process and the end product should
both be a joy and designs with that in mind.
Chris is noted for her Crayon Box Jacket and inventive Ladder Scarf
and Ladder Shawl. She encourages knitters to “color outside the
lines” where it’s more fun, and to “think outside
the box” (she has occasionally been accused of actually not having
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