Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again

Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again

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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 Harlot

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee returns to pen another hilarious and poignant collection of essays surrounding her favorite topics: knitting, knitters, and what happens when you

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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 Harlot

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee returns to pen another hilarious and poignant collection of essays surrounding her favorite topics: knitting, knitters, and what happens when you get those two things anywhere near ordinary people.

For the 60 million knitters in America, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a. the Yarn Harlot) shares stories of knitting horrors and triumphs, knitting successes and defeats, but, mostly, stories about the human condition that ring true for everyone-especially if you happen to have a rather large amount of yarn in your house.

Pearl-McPhee maintains a popular blog at www.yarnharlot.ca. Divided into sections relating to each essay's content, such as women, politics, family, and overcoming boredom, Free-Range Knitter will entertain yarnsmiths who enjoy sharing in the collective experiences of the woolen and silky skein.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740769467
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
595,128
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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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Free-Range Knitter 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
CheapAndLazy More than 1 year ago
The book is a sweet treasure about knitters and the ways in which knitting can touch our lives and test our mettle. Perhaps a little less humorous and more poignant than her previous books. Only a couple of the essays did nothing for me. Others did make me laugh or touch me in other ways. I am a fan and regular reader of her blog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a how-to-knit book. This is a book about life as seen through the eyes of someone who almost always has yarn in her hands. I was hooked in the second chapter when she described the "furnace wars" - a bragging rights contest about who waits the longest before turning on the furnace in the fall. Sounded like something my dad would do. This book is funny, touching, warm. I've purchased four copies to share with family and friends and they all love it. You won't regret reading this book - you can do it a chapter at a time or cuddle in for a nice long read. I'm so glad I got to meet Stephanie in this book. And I suspect you will too. And you might just find you have an urge to go out and buy some yarn.
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Another gem from the Yarn Harlot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books. She makes me laugh so hard, because i have had alot of the same results, and expriences while knitting.
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jkkelly35 More than 1 year ago
I have recently started reading her books and love them all. I have become a advid knitter and found that a lot of her sayings and things in her books ring true for anyone that is into knitting. If you are a knitter I would highly recommend this book and all of hers. You will find them insightful and a joy to read. I have.
galabouttown More than 1 year ago
An extremely funny look at the life of a knitter. Her ups and downs make a novice like myself feel better about the mistakes that I am continually making.
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Every essay connected to someone I know. Well written and enjoyable from beginning to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will find people you know and others you wished you knew in this book. Knitters and others who create with their hands have a lot in common.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first I've read of her books and enjoyed it. She has a great sense of humor. I plan to read more of her books.
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mfw741 More than 1 year ago
enjoyed this book!! found it kept my interest through out.
Mom-of-4-girls More than 1 year ago
It has some fun stories and allegoric that go with knitting. I really enjoyed reading it. I look at knitting as a guide for my life as well so this was perfect for me.
dottyw More than 1 year ago
Lovely essays. Each one made me jump up and get my knitting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a nitter.And do not post nasty coments!