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At Knit's End : Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
At Knit's End Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much Author:Stephanie Pearl-McPhee 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 the self-proclaimed yarn harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. — As any knitter can attest to, this is an activity... more » fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment. To soothe the unraveled knitter's soul, Pearl- McPhee has selected some of her favorite quotes to cast off from, and then, like the standup comic of the knitting world, she rants, raves, and reflects on common experiences that are sure to leave avid knitters in stitches.
At Knit's End captures the wicked — and wickedly funny — musings of someone who doesn't really believe it's possible to knit too much, and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and her sanity on a regular basis 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 short, pithy readings offers plenty of reassurance for anyone who has ever wondered, “Am I alone in my mania?”« less
An at times laugh-out-loud funny collection of wit about the obsession of knitting. Unlike the author, I am not an obsessive knitter; there are many things I would rather do. But although I don't see myself in her reflections, I am none the less amused by this little book. In fact, its size and the brevity of the pieces it contains, makes it a perfect book to toss in your bag and pull out and read a few snippets when waiting - either in a waiting room or even in the checkout line at the supermarket. HIghly recommended!
This is a terrific little book to tuck into my knitting bag and take with me when I go out and bring knitting. It has lots of humor and insight and food for thought. Some of the humor was funny enough that I could share it with my Husband. I'm keeping this around for a while.
The book is filled with funny meditations (and sometimes they hit rather close to home). A great little book to browse through, rather than read all at once. I'll be keeping this one in my knitting bag for a long time.