Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off


By (author) Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 198mm x 18mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 14 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Vermont
  • ISBN 10: 1580176585
  • ISBN 13: 9781580176583
  • Illustrations note: two colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 113,026

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Using a travel guide format as her launching pad, Pearl-McPhee acts as tour guide extraordinaire, displaying her trademark razor-sharp wit as she describes and critiques every aspect of this land she knows so well - its people, native language, familiar phrases, strange beliefs, etiquette, and cultural customs. Readers will love her timeline of notable dates in knitting history and rarely celebrated knitting heroes, from the samurai warriors of Japan to the "Terrible Knitters of Dent." And, while the land of knitting is a peaceful place, it does have its political arguments, such as the acrylic versus natural fibres and circular versus straight needles debates. As she's toured (and knit) her way across North America during the past two years, Pearl-McPhee's smart, perfectly timed banter has captured the hearts, minds, and funny bones of thousands of knitters far and wide. No fan is going to want to be left behind as "Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off" on her latest yarn-bound expedition.

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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's 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 all--from unusual geographical features such as the giant stash to common ailments you may be susceptible to, like Yarnesia, Finish-It-Upitis, 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.