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    DescriptionAnyone who thinks knitting is for little old ladies hasn't met the Harlot. In her latest book - successor to her previous bestsellers "At Knit's End", "Knitting Rules!", and "Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter" - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee journeys deep into the land of those who are obsessed with yarn, needles, and what's on their needles now.Using a travel guide format, she acts as tour guide extraordinaire, describing and critiquing every aspect of this territory she knows so well: its people (young and old, male and female), familiar phrases ('purl this, darn that'), strange beliefs, currency (skein trading), etiquette, holidays (any sale day at the local yarn shop), and customs. She notes important dates in knitting history and celebrates unsung knitting heroes, from the samurai warriors of Japan to the 'Terrible Knitters of Dent.' And, while the land of knitting is a mostly peaceful place, it does have its controversies, such as the acrylic vs. natural fibres and circular vs. straight needles debates, which Pearl-McPhee visits with relish and glee.Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the irreverent spokesperson for today's knitting revival. As she has toured (and knit) her way across North America during the past two years, her witty banter and trademark "sock-in-progress" have captured the hearts, minds, and funny bones of thousands of knitters. She shares a home with her admirable yarn stash and her family in Toronto.

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    Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off
    The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 132 g
    ISBN 13: 9781598875195
    ISBN 10: 1598875191

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    DC22: 746.432
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    DC22: 746.43/2
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54210
    LC classification: TT820 .P3747 2007B
    Thema V1.0: WFBS
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    Publication date
    26 September 2008
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    Review quote
    "Her insights into the workings of a yarn-a-holic's mind are charming."--Detroit Free Press
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    "Let Knitting Carry You Away" Pack Your Bags. "(How much yarn?)"Map out your course. "(Where's the closest yarn store?)"Learn the language."("Just one more row")"Find your traveling buddies."(Look for the telltale needle holes in the purse)" And cast off with "Stephanie Pearl-McPhee "on a trip from which you may never return--if you're lucky!Knitting 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 it all--from unusual geographical features such as the giant stash to common ailments you may be susceptible to, like Yarnesia, Finish-It-Upities, 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.