Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off

  • by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Narrated by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

More tongue-in-cheek, laugh-out-loud observations on the world of knitting from the best-selling author and self-proclaimed "Yarn Harlot". Anyone who thinks knitting is for little old ladies hasn't met the Harlot. Pearl-McPhee journeys deep into the land of those who are obsessed with yarn, needles, and what's on their needles now. Using a travel guide format, she acts as tour guide extraordinaire, describing and critiquing every aspect of this territory she knows so well: its people (young and old, male and female); familiar phrases ("purl this, darn that"); strange beliefs; currency (skein trading); etiquette; holidays (any sale day at the local yarn shop); and customs. She notes important dates in knitting history and celebrates unsung knitting heroes, from the samurai warriors of Japan to the "Terrible Knitters of Dent". And, while the land of knitting is a mostly peaceful place, it does have its controversies, such as the acrylic vs. natural fibers and circular vs. straight needles debates, which Pearl-McPhee visits with relish and glee.

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What the Critics Say

"[Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee] has created another laugh-out-loud masterpiece." (Vogue Knitting)
"Her insights into the workings of a yarn-a-holic's mind are charming." (Detroit Free Press)

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Cast off

This audiobook makes me laugh out loud and I enjoy hearing the author read it. Her take on knitters and knitting is great and I can see myself and other knitting friends in some of her examples. A great book to listen to while knitting and I would recommend it.
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- Wendy

Excellent

A witty and very insightful book. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has the world of knitting and the inhabitants of said world pegged! Lol!
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- Mrs. C. Nicholl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books