Synopses & Reviews
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, a crocheter since childhood, is a member of the Crochet Guild of America. She is a frequent writer and designer for Interweave Crochet. She's also the author of six books. Mary Beth and her family live in Tenafly, NJ.