At Knit's End

At Knit's End : Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

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Like golfing, fishing, and gardening, knitting is an obsession. It's an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment. Not to mention heaps of yarn you really think you'll knit someday. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee totally understands. In this hilarious collection of tangled reflections, she offers ample reassurance for anyone who has ever wondered, "Am I alone in my mania?" Casting off with some of her favourite quotations, she muses on why it's impossible to knit too much, how many calories knitting burns (about 90 an hour, not counting the extra for retrieving your ball of yarn from under the couch), and when it's okay to stalk a man in the grocery store (not because he's good-looking, but because he's wearing an Aran sweater you want to know how to knit).The first step toward recovery is getting help - and having a good laugh at your compulsion. "At Knit's End" is a wicked and wickedly funny fix for any knitter.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • 129.5 x 147.3 x 15.2mm | 90.72g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1598875205
  • 9781598875201
  • 914,587

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" It's candy for knitters." -- Baltimore Sun " A treasure of thoughts with which every knitter can identify." -- Booklist "It's candy for knitters."--Baltimore Sun "A treasure of thoughts with which every knitter can identify."--Booklist Pearl-McPhee has a warm, engaging voice brimming with humor and often punctuated by a self-deprecating chuckle. This audiobook of her folksy ruminations would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves to knit. - Publishers Weekly, starred review Her reflections on a knitter&#8217s odd habits and tangled life are spicy and funny and translate exceptionally well to audio format. . ."The Midwest Book Review" " Her reflections on a knitter s odd habits and tangled life are spicy and funny and translate exceptionally well to audio format. . .--"The Midwest Book Review"
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Back cover copy

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 heartfelt "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.
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2,222 ratings
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