"Pearl-McPhee had the crowd in - ahem - stitches."
A front-page feature in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covering Stephanie's event stated, " "It's like our version of Woodstock," Atlanta business owner Karen Jacobson observed wryly of the event." Another quote reads, " "It's like when I saw the Beatles in 1964. Better, actually. This time I didn't have to hitchhike to get there."
"Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a master storyteller."
In "Things I Learned from Knitting" (whether I wanted to or not), Pearl Mc-Phee examines age-old aphorisms in light of knitting. From "Hope Springs Eternal" to "A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed" and "Birds Of A Feather Flock Together," Pearl-McPhee casts a fresh, off-beat light on these sayings. Presented in quick, punchy takes, each entry in this book calls out to be read aloud and shared with anyone who enjoys playing with yarn and needles.Pearl-McPhee's observations are hilarious; the situations she describes strike a familiar, "not you, too?" feeling in the heart of anyone who knits. Interspersed throughout the book are her notes on the things that "Knitting is still trying to teach me..." That no matter how well you knit, looking at your work too closely isn't helpful. It's like kissing with your eyes open. Nobody looks good that close up.