Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again

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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, ...

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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 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: 9780740769474
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/23/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 850,634
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.00 (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 June 28, 2010

    Sweet

    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.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Bet you can't buy just one.....

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Is this good for me?????

    I am 12 is this good for me?

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Sucks

    Not that good

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Witty and Wonderful

    Another gem from the Yarn Harlot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Knitaholic

    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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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    highly recommend

    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.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    A must read for knitters

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Funny - especially if you knit or know a knitter!

    Every essay connected to someone I know. Well written and enjoyable from beginning to end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    For anyone who is or lives with a hand-crafter

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Plan to read more of her books.

    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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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Worth reading

    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.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    kept interest

    enjoyed this book!! found it kept my interest through out.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

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    Enjoy!

    Lovely essays. Each one made me jump up and get my knitting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    DO NOT!

    I am a nitter.And do not post nasty coments!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    As I explore my NOOK Simple Touch...

    The Yarn Harlot never fails to amuse!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Clever and full of laughter

    Stephanie as always write with honesty, humor and some how speaks what knitters think.
    As wonderful as the book is, hearing Stephanie in person is even better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    People Dont know hoe to listen!

    Book reviews are for JUST THAT! BOOK REVIEWS NOT DUMBASS COMMENTS! People please STOP BUYING NOOKS FOR TWEENS!!?????

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 28, 2011

    Dont

    If you write something nasty i will call the nook company

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    LOOKS TERRIBLE

    !!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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