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Moth noun: The devil incarnate, eater of both stash and finished objects. Should be treated with a zero-tolerance attitude." --The Secret Language of Knitters

* More than 140 terms, from acrylic to yarn porn, are collected and defined for America"s 60 million knitting-obsessed. 

From the 25-year-old hipster to her 85-year-old grandmother, more than a third of the women in the United States knit.

For the yarn-obsessed, Mary Beth Temple offers a glossary of knitting jargon and terminology in The Secret Language of Knitters with entries like:

* Design Elements noun: Mistakes. As in "The fact that one sleeve is five inches longer than the other is not a mistake, it is a design element."

* Stress Knitting noun: When the going gets tough, the tough get knitting.

With a universal affinity for cashmere and an absolute abhorrence of moths, veteran and beginning knitters alike will be certain not to cast off this humorous lexicon compendium.

About the Author

Mary Beth Temple has been knitting since she was seven years old. From her first project-a bright gold scarf that barely wrapped around her neck-she has been hooked. She is the author of five books and is a freelance writer for Yarn Market News. She knits in Tenafly, N.J.

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Vicki, July 10, 2007 (view all comments by Vicki)
Spouses, friends, and family members of knitters will appreciate this witty glossary of knitting terms, as will fans of the Yarn Harlot's humorous books. If you aren't sure what the big deal about knitting is, here is a book that will induct you into the infectious obsession with sticks and string that is sweeping the nation. Entertaining and informative!
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Temple, Mary Beth
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Needlework - Knitting
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