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It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons
     

It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons

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by Franklin Habit
 

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An affectionate and humorous celebration of every aspect of the craft of knitting, from buying—and hiding—massive quantities of yarn to wrestling with projects that go seriously awry to prescriptions for alleviating the stress brought on by holiday knitting. This witty collection represents a pitch-perfect send up of one of the most rapidly growing

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An affectionate and humorous celebration of every aspect of the craft of knitting, from buying—and hiding—massive quantities of yarn to wrestling with projects that go seriously awry to prescriptions for alleviating the stress brought on by holiday knitting. This witty collection represents a pitch-perfect send up of one of the most rapidly growing hobbies today. Including 75 cartoons, deftly rendered in pen and ink with watercolor wash, and several humorous short essays, every knitter is sure to find elements of themselves in this collection.

Editorial Reviews

Yarn Thing Podcast

I had a hell of a laugh! Perfect book for any knitter . . . and not that much money.

Bangor Daily News

Will leave knitters, readers in stitches. . . . Habit's writing contains enough laughs to make stitches fall right off the needles.

Knit Together
Knitters will appreciate the humour of pen-and-ink cartoons about our beloved craft, as well as the short essays that range from serious to silly scattered throughout . . . Makes a great little gift for a knitting friend.
Knitting News
This would be a great little book as a gift for your favorite knitter.
Simply Knitting(UK)
[Franklin Habit] is very British at heart. He's also got the soul of a true knitter.
From the Publisher

Praise for the hardcover edition:

"This would be a great little book as a gift for your favorite knitter." - Knitting News

"Knitters will appreciate the humour of pen-and-ink cartoons about our beloved craft, as well as the short essays that range from serious to silly scattered throughout. It makes a great little gift for a knitting friend." - Knit Together, the quarterly publication of the Canadian Guild of Knitters

"I don't think there's a better stocking stuffer for the knitter in your life." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"Habit's writing contains enough laughs to make stitches fall right off the needles." - Bangor Daily News

"A fun book for yarn junkies... I laughed at the cartoons and empathised with the essays." - Yarn: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More

"A fast and hilarious read, it masterfully blends Habit's illustration skills and knitting knowledge to inspire serious laughter." - The Grand Rapids Press

"A knit wit if ever there was one, the multitalented Habit has found a nice platform for his stitchy sensibility... He lovingly tweaks the knitter's psyche." - Yarn Market News

"Habit has a wry wit that fits his sophisticated style and a creative eye that lets him illustrate the stories with talented flair." - Anchorage Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680937
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 6.34(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit's first piece of knitting--a vaguely rectangular six-foot scarf--was produced during his student days at Harvard University in the 1990s. Until the widespread revival of the craft, he stitched in solitude, turning out a small but steady stream of mittens, scarves, and hats for startled friends and relations. In February 2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon (the-panopticon.blogspot.com). What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs, with mentions in publications as diverse as Knit 1 and The Advocate. Franklin's publishing experience includes writing lifestyles features for the Boston Phoenix, reading his own essay for the knitting podcast Cast On, and writing for Interweave Knits, PieceWork, Yarn Market News, and Knitty.com. Franklin knits and spins in Chicago, Illinois.

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It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ciproano More than 1 year ago
This is a charming and very funny Knitter's view of the world.  Habit's humor is sharp but it is never hurtful.  Definitely a book to keep on my shelves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful book. It makes a great gift for the knitter in your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This little book is a great gift for anyone who knits, crochets or does anything else with yarn. I laughed out loud in the store as I scanned through it. I want one for myself!
Jelyn More than 1 year ago
Even my non-knitting friends enjoy this book. Both the essays and the cartoons are delightfully funny.
Harleys_Mom More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for any knitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome read laughed out loud
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Habit's cartoons and humorous essays are witty. You'll find cats, dogs, sheep, and talking skeins of yarn here. These are some of the funniest knitting cartoons I've seen, most with a different twist on the art of knitting. It's a small book and will quickly restore your sense of humor when you've just discovered a serious error which you made 20 rows back.
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