All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin

All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin

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by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
     
 

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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

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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 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.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740797576
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
281,360
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.26(h) x 0.92(d)

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Meet the Author

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the author of several books and three collections of essays: Yarn Harlot, Free-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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