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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
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Book Description

2 April 2005
Knitting finally takes its rightful place on the spectrum of personal obsessions, alongside golfing, fishing, and gardening. The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in these 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. As any knitter can attest to, this is an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment. To soothe the unravelled knitter's soul, Pearl-McPhee has selected some of her favourite quotes to cast off from, and then, like the stand-up comic of the knitting world, she rants, raves, and reflects on the universal experiences that are sure to leave avid knitters in stitches. 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.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Books (2 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580175899
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580175890
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.2 x 15.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Craft books unite knitters of all skill levels -Sunday Advertiser, Lafayette, LA"

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't want At Knits End to End!!! 1 July 2005
By Amanda
Format:Paperback
I really loved this book and constantly found myself laughing out loud. Everything rang true for me. I would totally recommend this book to anyone who is addicted to knitting as in this author you will have found a kindred spirit. Great book.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You know it's true! 27 April 2005
Format:Paperback
Firstly, you need to know that this is not a book about how to knit ( although you will find the odd useful tip ).
It's a very enjoyable and humorous look at what it means to be an avid knitter - if you are one, you will recognise yourself.There are many truisms in this book.
Small enough to fit in your handbag, it's amusing to delve into if you are not able to actually pick up your knitting.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
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Let me open with a rather bold statement: I have NEVER laughed as much and as often and as loud at a book as I have at this one...There is one little chapter that I can only read about 3 lines at a time (followed by a 30 second break while I laugh my head off). I literally end up with tears down my face, it is THAT funny! One very important caution though: I know from experience that it's only this funny if you're a knitter (I went through a phase of wanting to make everyone read it). If you don't knit, there will be whole sections that'll go completely over your head and have you wondering what on earth's so funny about it. Those will be the sections that will have a knitter collapsing with mirth. If you just do not "get" what in the world the attraction of knitting is, then don't read this book, as it will not enlighten you nor make you want to knit. If you are a knitter though, PLEASE read it....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I gave this delightful book to a dear friend of mine who knits wonderful toys for charity.She chuckled at every page.. A winner for the knitter who has everything.

Pat
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback
I love this. Easy to pick up and put down, or even just dip into. I've been smirking and laughing out load to myself with it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost better than knitting 15 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
I love this book so much. It encapsulates the very heart of the meaning and value of my favourite craft. Stephanie is a genius and a lovely, incredibly funny person. Buy this book for anyone who knits, they will treasure it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Knit's End 21 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is amazing - how does she know how I feel about knitting - but she does!!
I could not put this book down - it ticked all the boxes
I have since purchased the other books written by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
I highly recommend this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars To all Knitters! 3 Jan 2012
By Ger
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This is a must- have book for all Knitters, young, old, learners and the experienced! Now I realise that I am one of thousands and not totally crazy on my own! A real laugh out loud book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laughter!!
a brilliant and engaging little book which kept me laughing again and again. thank you for helping to keep me sane
Published 1 month ago by thistledown
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny book
I purchased this for a gift and the recipient said it was very funny, i have now also read it and if you knit then you will love this little book.
Published 1 month ago by Chambers
5.0 out of 5 stars Life
Life in small phases some make you think some make you laugh. easy to dip into and read a few pages and go back to
Published 3 months ago by J Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh? I nearly dropped a stitch
A laugh-out-loud book, not recommended for reading on buses. Lovely short chapters making it easy to dip in and out. And all those truths so obvious to knitters. Read more
Published 4 months ago by teribus
5.0 out of 5 stars love it, love it, love it
How could one not love this book? Possibly non- knitters - but even then I think any person would appreciate the humour.
Published 4 months ago by Tseringma
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as gift for friend
Bought this as a birthday gift for a friend and she loves it.
Have not seen this in the shops so was really pleased.
Published 11 months ago by Dusty Dora
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I've bought this book for all the women in my life who knit.
It's accurate, funny, and rings true.
Excellent little book.
Published 13 months ago by Adrian Leach
3.0 out of 5 stars frivolous
it made me laugh a bit, but mostly it made me feel very normal compared to the author - I'm sure she wouldn't be offended when I say she really is something of a freak. Read more
Published 13 months ago by B. Bytheway
5.0 out of 5 stars enchanting
if like me you're hopelessly addicted to knitting then you will love the musings of another devotee. Read more
Published 14 months ago by fliss
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous and Funny Book
I love this book so much. It is so witty and some of the quotes are so relateable. I think every knitter should have a copy.
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. C. H. O'reilly
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