Stephanie Pearl-mcphee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

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Stephanie Pearl-mcphee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Storey Publishing, LLC | March 15, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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From the best-selling author of At Knit''s End and Knitting Rules! comes yet another hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek observations on the world of knitting. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off invites knitters of all ages, levels, and persuasions to embark with her on a journey deep into the land populated by those who are obsessed with yarn, needles, and what''s on their needles now.

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 "Ter-rible 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 fi bers 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 218 pages, 7.98 × 6.08 × 0.59 in

Published: March 15, 2007

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580176585

ISBN - 13: 9781580176583

Found in: Home and Garden

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Stephanie Pearl-mcphee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 218 pages, 7.98 × 6.08 × 0.59 in

Published: March 15, 2007

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580176585

ISBN - 13: 9781580176583

About the Book

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.

Read from the Book

Knitters have their own rules, their own society, and their own limits. How else can you explain millions and millions of people who all understand that it is reasonable to buy an outrageous amount of yarn because you heard it''s discontinued, but completely unreasonable to think that you''re going to finish knitting all of it before you die? How else do we all know the password, pantheons of us, in every corner of the globe, all quietly muttering ''just one more row.''

From the Publisher

From the best-selling author of At Knit''s End and Knitting Rules! comes yet another hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek observations on the world of knitting. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off invites knitters of all ages, levels, and persuasions to embark with her on a journey deep into the land populated by those who are obsessed with yarn, needles, and what''s on their needles now.

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 "Ter-rible 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 fi bers 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.

From the Jacket

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.

About the Author

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, a.k.a. the Yarn Harlot, entertains knitters with her unique humor via her popular blog (www.yarnharlot.com) and her best-selling books, Knitting Rules!, At Knit''s End, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off.

Editorial Reviews

"Her insights into the workings of a yarn-a-holic''s mind are charming."