The "Yarn Harlot" takes time away from her knitting to offer observations, meditations, reflections, and rants to soothe and delight the knitter's unraveled soul. Like golfing, fishing, and gardening, knitting is an obsession. It's an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment - not to mention heaps of yarn you really think you'll knit someday. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee totally understands. In this hilarious collection of tangled reflections, she offers ample reassurance for anyone who has ever wondered, "Am I alone in my mania?"
Casting off with some of her favorite quotations, she muses on why it's impossible to knit too much, how many calories knitting burns (about 90 an hour, not counting the extra for retrieving your ball of yarn from under the couch), and when it's alright to stalk a man in the grocery store (not because he's good-looking, but because he's wearing an Aran sweater you want to know how to knit).
The first step toward recovery is getting help - and having a good laugh at your compulsion. At Knit's End is a wicked and wickedly funny fix for any knitter.
©2003 Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (P)2007 HighBridge Company
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"Holds a treasure of thoughts with which every knitter can identify....Many knitters will find it a relief to read a knitting book with no patterns they feel they must try." ( Booklist)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Eva on 15-03-12

what a waste

I am sorry, but after reading so many "great book" reviews I had to add mine...
This is real bad book. I mean super bad. I only listened till the end as I was too far from my PC to switch it off and was making French butter cream and had to keep on stirring. What a suffering inflicted! I didn't find it funny, I didn't find it entertaining and I am a knitter. It was waste of time, money and attention. Believe me, get yourself a good crime novel instead, much better for knitting, spinning and cooking.


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4 out of 5 stars
By Katie on 27-12-12

A light laugh for knitters everywhere

I'm rather a knitter, and Ioved this little book. It's quite funny, and if you're anything like me, you'll be recognising yourself in it! I haven't quite got to the stage where I take my knitting with me to weddings, but to be honest I'm really not that far off. For knitters everywhere, this is a lovely little listen - you can even knit and listen at the same time! Enjoy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By S on 22-08-10

Raise your needles and say "Yay!"

The Yarn Harlot goes a long way toward explaining why there is no limit to the lengths knitters will go to over yarn. Blog-to-book is not always easy to pull off, but in this case, Blog-to-book-to-audio = success! I'd go into more detail, but I'm on my way to my local yarn store, I heard there's a sale on DK cashmerino...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Line on 02-01-12

Funny knitting book.

Funny book, but a little extreme.
..It's probably only funny for knitters.
Easy, short listen.
If you want to listen to a book about a corny women who knit to much, or you are addicted to knitting, this is it :)

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