All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin

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" . . . a sort of David Sedaris-like take on knitting—laugh-out-loud funny most of the time and poignantly reflective when it's not cracking you up." —Library Journal on Yarn Harlo

Inside All Wound Up, New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed Yarn Harlot Stephanie Pearl-McPhee spins her third yarn on knitting for the 60 million knitters in North America who collectively spend $45 billion a year on knitting-related merchandise.

In her trademark style, McPhee talks ...

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Overview

" . . . a sort of David Sedaris-like take on knitting—laugh-out-loud funny most of the time and poignantly reflective when it's not cracking you up." —Library Journal on Yarn Harlo

Inside All Wound Up, New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed Yarn Harlot Stephanie Pearl-McPhee spins her third yarn on knitting for the 60 million knitters in North America who collectively spend $45 billion a year on knitting-related merchandise.

In her trademark style, McPhee talks about knitting, parenting, friendship, and—gasp!—even crocheting in essays that are at times touching, often hilarious, and always entertaining. Fans of her popular blog at www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/ will adore this all-new collection of tales of the woolen and silky skein, which follow the Yarn Harlot's previous exploits chronicled inside Yarn Harlot and Free-Range Knitter.

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Library Journal
In her latest collection of humorous anecdotes, Pearl-McPhee (Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter) tackles plenty of her usual themes—managing your yarn stash, balancing family and knitting, and coping with nonknitters who don't understand the compulsive desire to knit. The essays include an amusing look at a much-loved washing machine; a eulogy for an unattractive, half-finished cardigan; and a surprisingly touching story of how a geeky teen has found herself, as an adult, sitting at the "cool table" of knitters. No patterns here—just light humor that will please fans of Pearl-McPhee's popular blog and her previous books. [Previewed in "Booked Solid: Fall Finds from BEA 2011," LJ 7/11.]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740797576
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 207,954
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.26 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the author of several books and three collections of essays: Yarn HarlotFree-Range Knitter, and All Wound Up. (Two of those are New York Times best sellers, which both Stephanie and her mum are really proud of.) She maintains a popular virtual home at www.yarnharlot.ca, and a less organized (and popular) actual home in Toronto, Canada. She’s a mother of three, a wife of one, can drive a standard, and has owned two cats in a row that don’t care much for her.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    A must for fiber artist readers, especially knitters!

    This book is great for all fiber artists. It's funny, relaxing and reminds us that there are others who do the same silly things. A must for the knitters library. I haven't read one of her books that I didn't totally enjoy and keep it on my re-read list for grey days and any other days that I need a "life lift". Stephanie, please keep them coming! Pat

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    HIGHLY

    This may be her best yet! I have never been let down by Stephanie. Thanks to her for all the fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    A few new essays for the fans

    I often recommend that nonknitters read the Yarn Harlot when they "don't get it" about knitting. There are some new essays in here, it's not just recycled blog content. There is some of that but only the best stuff.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Hilarious!

    Following in her previous books, the Yarn Harlot has come up with another book of humor. I was laughing so hard with a couple stories that I was crying. You can picture what is going on quite well and feel for her in some of the situations. I can't wait for another of her books as I have all of them.

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    Not really my kind of read.

    Thought I would try this book because it was about knitting... or written by a knitter - but I think I was looking for something other than what I got. In my personal opinion, the author comes across as being sort of arrogant. Not a "bad" book, but not my kind of read.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    Always good reading

    Stephanie's view of life is always full of humor. Knitting get her through the rough spots. She can make me laugh at the little things...from the replacement of an over-the -hill Sir Washie to getting her husband out of tight spots to life hurry up and wait times. What she has taught me is that happiness comes best when busy and knitting can be done anwhere.
    I always enjoy her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    DISAPPOINTING

    NOT AS GOOD AS PREVIOUS HARLOT BOOKS

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  • Posted November 19, 2011

    Another Great Read from the Yarn Harlot

    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee strikes again with another wonderful, witty and poignant look at the lives of knitters and those who love them. The tone of this book seemed, on the whole, to be a bit serious and more philosophical than some of her previous books. Not to worry, though! The book is still liberally peppered with the author's trademark sense of humor. The multi-part tale of Sir Washie (a familiar figure to those who follow her blog) is not to be missed!

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