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Sweet and funny gem
on 6 September 2008
Stephanie Pearl McPhee's great gift as a writer is the way that she can write in a way that touches on both our humanity and our foolishness, and in a sense the fact that this is related to knitting is neither here nor there. But she is a knitter, and so this book is a delight for those of us who do the whole sticks-and-string thing too.
This little book is a series of vignettes about what Stephanie has mearned from knitting, and it's beautifully written and thought out. Although the Yarn Harlot likes to give the impression of being a bit of a scatterbrained ball of hopelessness, this book testifies to her thoughtfulness and honesty.
This is a perfect gift for a knitter. It reminds us that what we are doing is so much more than producing a pair of socks.