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About me

Industry Fashion
Occupation knit designer & mommy
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Introduction Welcome to the wild & wooly world of knitwear designer Chrissy Gardiner. I'm a mom of two who spends as much time as possible knitting and designing knitting patterns. I have been published in various books and magazines as well as printing my own pattern line, Gardiner Yarn Works. I published my first book, Toe-Up!, in the summer of 2009. It's about socks, of course!
Interests knitting, parenting, the environment - who has time for anything else? (I'd really rather be reading or watching bad reality TV)
Favorite Movies Dumb & Dumber, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, Waiting For Guffman, Bring It On, The Breakfast Club, The Cutting Edge, Muriel's Wedding, and The Big Lebowski, just to name a few!
Favorite Music All across the map, from Abba to Reel Big Fish to Rancid to Bob Dylan. I seem to prefer my music aged at least 10 yrs...
Favorite Books Again, how do I choose? The Poisonwood Bible, She's Come Undone, Animal Vegetable Miracle, Wicked, 100 Years of Solitude, Angle of Repose, The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and too many others to name.

That can't really be a fish you're standing on, can it?

That's a fish? I thought it was a bicycle!