Things I Learned From Knitting: ...whether I wanted to or not

Things I Learned From Knitting: ...whether I wanted to or not

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by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
     
 

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With a knitter’s perspective, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee describes the astonishing wisdom and hard-to-swallow truths that are embedded in everyday clichés. You’ll laugh with Pearl-McPhee as she realizes that “babies grow” after spending nights knitting a now-too-small sweater. “Beginning is easy, continuing is hard” takes on a

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With a knitter’s perspective, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee describes the astonishing wisdom and hard-to-swallow truths that are embedded in everyday clichés. You’ll laugh with Pearl-McPhee as she realizes that “babies grow” after spending nights knitting a now-too-small sweater. “Beginning is easy, continuing is hard” takes on a new meaning to the knitter who has five projects going, but wants to start another. The next time you drop a stitch, take a cue from this insightful collection and remember, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” 

Editorial Reviews

Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Pearl-McPhee had the crowd in – ahem – stitches.”

A front-page feature in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covering Stephanie’s event stated, “ “It’s like our version of Woodstock,” Atlanta business owner Karen Jacobson observed wryly of the event.” Another quote reads, “ “It’s like when I saw the Beatles in 1964. Better, actually. This time I didn’t have to hitchhike to get there.”

Knitters Review
“Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a master storyteller.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603421003
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
462,047
File size:
2 MB

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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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Things I Learned from Knitting...Whether I Wanted to or Not 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am looking forward to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's new book. I have all of her other books and always read one of them if I'm having a hard time with a wonderful pattern or just not in the mood. I look at one of her books and I'm back on my knitting way again!! With my job I do data entry and haven't found out a way to knit and type at the same time BUT I have two of Ms. Pearl-McPhee's audio books that I can listen as I type. With her I can laugh my working time away. Thank you so much with your knitting wisdom and humor. I don't know how BUT with your books - my knitting is getting better!!
Sorpresa More than 1 year ago
I read this on and off on my phone. The sections were short and interesting and at times humorous. If you are a knitter, you should read it. It will not take you long to finish. It's a good book to pick up to read as you are waiting for something or just want to sit for a couple of minutes to read a section. I don't think it's Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's best book, but still worth a read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I picked up this book, I just could not put it down! The perfect book to add to your knitting bag & to take out when you are in a situation when you cannot knit 'airplane, etc'. If you loved Yarn Harlot's other books- you will definately enjoy this one!
threeoutside More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a rock star of the knitting and fiber arts world, and if you read this book you'll find out why. She's got a heart as big as Canada, wit as sharp as grannie's knitting needles, and eloquence as beautiful as a Fair Isle sweater. This really is about things she's learned about life from knitting. Funny things, sad things, wise things. All about being human. I'll make you a bet: If you read this one, you'll be looking for her other ones. Didn't know there were more? Oh, you lucky reader...
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