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- Publisher: Storey Books
- Format: Paperback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 99mm x 150mm x 18mm | 91g
- Publication date: 2 April 2005
- Publication City/Country: Vermont
- ISBN 10: 1580175899
- ISBN 13: 9781580175890
- Sales rank: 31,723
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 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 unravelled knitter's soul, Pearl-McPhee has selected some of her favourite quotes to cast off from, and then, like the stand-up comic of the knitting world, she rants, raves, and reflects on the universal experiences that are sure to leave avid knitters in stitches. 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.
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Craft books unite knitters of all skill levels -Sunday Advertiser, Lafayette, LA"
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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.