At Knit's End captures the wickedly funny musings of someone who doesn't believe it's possible to knit too much and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and sanity in order to keep doing it. 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. This hilarious collection of 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations will have knitters everywhere in stitches.
Topics: Knitting, Crafts, Addiction, Contemplative, Witty, and Creative Nonfiction
Published: Storey Publishing an imprint of Workman eBooks on Mar 1, 2005
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A fun book about the obsessions we can develop for yarn, yarn shops, the latest gadgets and all things knitting. Good for times when you only have time for 5 minutes to read or when you just need a pick me up.more
Its great to find a way to laugh at something you hold near and dear. This book is the equivalent of my husband's Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Series. I've placed it in my knitting basket beside my chair and pull it out for a wee bit of humour when the stitches get mussed and the prospect of a massive "frog" leaves me ready to swear off knitting forever... or at least until tomorrow.If you find yourself bristling when someone tries to "make you smile" then this isn't the book for you. If you're the sort who stands in awe at the fact that "you're a grown up!?!" then you'll likely love this book!more
Stephanie's first book and probably still her best. She's got the "knitting humor" market locked down for a reason.more
A cute little book of one-page meditations on knitting and knitters. Each page starts with a quotation, then there are a few sentences about the author's personal experiences, and finally a pledge like "I will pride myself on my stamina as a knitter." I enjoyed the little stories of knitting gone wrong. A few of them, near the end of the book, were substantially repeated (such as the one about single sock syndrome). On the other hand, many of the stories made me smile. Overall, a nice, light book to please any knitter.more
Even if you are not a crafter, you will enjoy these musings. Stephanie is a great story teller as well as very entertaining. You might even be tempted to visit your local yarn shop to find out why crafters have so much fun.more
An amusing look into the lives of obsessive knitters. Set up as a "meditation" book, so rather interesting; very quick to read.more
This book never fails to make me laugh, even when I probably shouldn't be. Guaranteed to make your spouse look at you funny whey they see you laughing so hard you are crying at a *knitting* book.more
A hilarious spoof on self-help books, this features quotes and "meditations" regarding obsessive knitting. Say it with me now... "See, I'm not the only one!"more
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