At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

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by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
     
 

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The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. At Knit’s End captures the wickedly funny musings of someone who doesn’t believe it’s possible to knit too much and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and sanity in order to keep

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The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. At Knit’s End captures the wickedly funny musings of someone who doesn’t believe it’s possible to knit too much and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and sanity in order to keep doing it. Covering everything from the deadly “second sock syndrome” to a pile of yarn so big it can hide a washing machine, this hilarious collection will have knitters in stitches!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Craft books unite knitters of all skill levels”
-Sunday Advertiser, Lafayette, LA

Publishers Weekly

Obsessive knitter Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, whose popular knitting blog gets 20,000 hits per day, offers her fellow knitters humorous knitting anecdotes, bits of homespun (no pun intended!) wisdom, helpful tips and little "mantras" to help keep their sanity when realizing an entire sleeve of a sweater has come out wrong and has to be redone. Even nonknitters can appreciate much of her humor-for example, her technique for "darning" socks that have holes in them, "which consists of loudly exclaiming 'DARN!' and a few other choice expletives before dropping them in the garbage." Pearl-McPhee has a warm, engaging voice brimming with humor and often punctuated by a self-deprecating chuckle. This audiobook of her folksy ruminations would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves to knit. The print version of this title won the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award in humor. A Storey Publishing paperback. (July)

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Booklist
"A treasure of thoughts with which every knitter can identify."—Booklist
Baltimore Sun
"It's candy for knitters."—Baltimore Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580175890
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
221,197
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, a.k.a. the Yarn Harlot, entertains knitters with her unique humor via her popular blog (www.yarnharlot.com) and her best-selling books, Knitting Rules!, At Knit's End, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off.

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At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must-read for any knitter who wonders if he/she is the only one with a yarn stash that never decreases in size or needs to know that others love the craft as much as they do. The book is just like my most recent knitting project - I found every possible free moment to read it until I was done. It gave me a renewed sense of love for knitting. Now, I think I'll go knit a sock (or two).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book every chance I get. She makes you laugh, even if you aren't a knitter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flying_Vampyre_Babyheads More than 1 year ago
Simply a collection of observations on knitting correlated with various famous quotes. Amusing, but completely unnecessary. If you're looking for a gift for a knitting reader, it might serve, but honestly, we'd rather have the yarn...
stitcher918 More than 1 year ago
This should be on every knitters Christmas list! It's comprised of Stephanie's life experiences and really interesting facts that even beginning knitters can relate with. I bought a second copy for the friend that taught me how to knit. She was thrilled!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful to pick and read for a bit between your rows. It reinforces that knitting is a passion for almost anyone who picks up the needles, and helps you feel less crazy when you read about how obsessed Stephanie is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful for not only the knitter, but also for anyone who lives with a knitting addict. The perfect book for the yarn-obsessed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At Knit's End is funny and quick-witted, like the 'Yarn Harlot' herself. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stephanie and her book are so very cool! If you are a knitting maniac you must read At Knits End!