9781598875195

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie

ISBN 10: 1598875191 / 1-59887-519-1
ISBN 13: 9781598875195
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: 2007

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Synopsis:
More tongue-in-cheek, laugh-out-loud observations on the world of knitting from the best-selling author and self-proclaimed "Yarn Harlot." Anyone who thinks knitting is for little old ladies hasn't met the Harlot. In her latest book—successor to her previous bestsellers At Knit's End, Knitting Rules!, and Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter—Stephanie Pearl-McPhee journeys deep into the land of those who are obsessed with yarn, needles, and what's on their needles now. Using a travel guide format, she describes and critiques every aspect of this territory she knows so well: its people (young and old, male and female), familiar phrases ("purl this, darn that"), strange beliefs, currency (skein trading), etiquette, holidays (any sale day at the local yarn shop), and customs. And, while the land of knitting is a mostly peaceful place, it does have its controversies, such as the acrylic vs. natural fibers and circular vs. straight needles debates, which Pearl-McPhee visits with relish and glee.

Review:
Let Knitting Carry You Away
  1. Pack Your Bags.
    (How much yarn?)
  2. Map out your course.
    (Where's the closest yarn store?)
  3. Learn the language.
    ("Just one more row")
  4. Find your traveling buddies.
    (Look for the telltale needle holes in the purse)
  5. And cast off with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee on a trip from which you may never return—if you're lucky!


Knitting Yarn Harlot, with her wry humor and unapologetic, obsessive love for everything about this remarkable place, invites you to join her on a hilarious tour of the land, its people, customs and culture. She tells it all—from unusual geographical features such as the giant stash to common ailments you may be susceptible to, like Yarnesia, Finish-It-Upities, and the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome. Along the way, you may get lost in Stitches or engrossed by the beauties of Lace, but, whatever happens, it's sure to be the journey of a lifetime.

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