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  • The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting
  • By: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-06-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (30 ratings)

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.
©2007 Stephanie Pearl-McPhee; (P)2007 HighBridge Company
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Critic reviews

"[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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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on 30-03-10

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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. C. Nicholl on 16-06-17

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Emily on 15-09-08

a fun read

This is an enjoyable and humorous book, but not an earth-shattering one. Stephanie's writing and narration are very approachable and comforting, making this an ideal book to knit along to. However, if you are a knitter, you won't likely be surprised by any of her jokes or conclusions. While I thought she relied a little too heavily and frequently on the humor behind the inevitable frenzy of a knitter at a half-price yarn sale, I was still genuinely able to enjoy the audiobook as a great companion to some great knitting on a rainy day.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gregory Wollon on 24-09-07

Perfect listening for the knitter

I never thought I would listen to a knitting book, but an afternoon with the Yarn Harlot and my yarn and sticks was filled with laughter, and I am on my way back to Audible to look for another. I only wish it were longer.

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