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At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

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ISBN10: 1580175899
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Knitting finally takes its rightful place on the spectrum of personal obsessions, alongside golfing, fishing, and gardening. The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in these 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from the self-proclaimed yarn harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

As any knitter can attest to, this is an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment. To soothe the unraveled knitter's soul, Pearl-McPhee has selected some of her favorite quotes to cast off from, and then, like the standup comic of the knitting world, she rants, raves, and reflects on common experiences that are sure to leave avid knitters in stitches.

At Knit's End captures the wicked — and wickedly funny — musings of someone who doesn't really believe it's possible to knit too much, and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and her sanity on a regular basis in order to keep doing it. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has seen it all — from the deadly bsecond sock syndrome, — to a house so full of yarn she can't find her washing machine, to desperate all-nighters spent feverishly finishing gifts.

This hilarious collection of short, pithy readings offers plenty of reassurance for anyone who has ever wondered, "Am I alone in my mania?"

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Do you ever...

Experience palpitations when passing a yarn shop?
Sneak new yarn purchases into the house?
Utter the words "just one more row"?
Plan your vacation around yarn store locations?
Secretly scope out new spots to store your stash?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these, you are at risk of becoming an obsessive knitter. This totally incurable condition is sure to be helped by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's humorous and heart-felt "meditations." Her tangled reflections on the knitter's life will keep you in stitches and unravel your tensions for many warm and woolly moments to come.

Synopsis:

At Knit's End captures the wickedly funny musings of someone who doesn't believe it's possible to knit too much and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and sanity in order to keep doing it. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has seen it all, from the deadly “second sock syndrome” to a house so full of yarn she can't find her washing machine to desperate all-nighters spent feverishly finishing gifts. This hilarious collection of 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations will have knitters everywhere in stitches.

About the Author

Touring the continent with her trademark "sock in progress," Pearl-McPhee mobilizes and entertains the tight-knit, yarn-loving community with her running commentary on the antics of those who live to knit. She shares a home with her admirable yarn stash (and her family) in Toronto.

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JOHN TAGGART, October 14, 2006 (view all comments by JOHN TAGGART)
I love the title, as my wife is a great knitter! I would like to win this book to give to my wife. She knits hats for the homeless.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580175890
Author:
Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
Gotch, Jennifer Ayn Tauritz
Author:
Edwards, Michelle
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Knitters (Persons)
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Humor : Form - Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 photographs; 35 illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , Do you ever...

Experience palpitations when passing a yarn shop?
Sneak new yarn purchases into the house?
Utter the words "just one more row"?
Plan your vacation around yarn store locations?
Secretly scope out new spots to store your stash?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these, you are at risk of becoming an obsessive knitter. This totally incurable condition is sure to be helped by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's humorous and heart-felt "meditations." Her tangled reflections on the knitter's life will keep you in stitches and unravel your tensions for many warm and woolly moments to come.
"Synopsis" by , At Knit's End captures the wickedly funny musings of someone who doesn't believe it's possible to knit too much and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and sanity in order to keep doing it. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has seen it all, from the deadly “second sock syndrome” to a house so full of yarn she can't find her washing machine to desperate all-nighters spent feverishly finishing gifts. This hilarious collection of 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations will have knitters everywhere in stitches.
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