Really? Hats (knitted ones, of course) off to Stephanie McPhee! The Yarn Harlot is a funny, funny lady but she also has a lot of heart. I have also seen her speak, and she is quite eloquent. You will not learn how to knit if you read this book. Stephanie is funny, on point, and clearly has nosed around my house and found my stash(es). As a newcomer to her blog, I can't comment on what was new material or not but I do plan to reread this book someday. Absolutely hilarious...no knitting experience necessary, Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2013. The author is so funny and she makes me feel like a competent knitter. Just knit them non-wool socks then. Please try your request again later. If you are a knitter, then you would appreciate this book a lot. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter | | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. For a non-knitter this book would probably make no sense whatsoever. Good to know that I'm not the only one having all those problems and definitely not the only knitter that love to hoard yarns. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2010. Hello. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter. September 1st 2005 It consists of short stories and essays, ranging from falling in love with lace knitting, the excruciating pains of knitting gifts for Christmas, and the infamous yarn stash. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter eBook: Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Gave up 75% in, most of it is boring. I laughed out loud many times as I recognized my habits of my friends ............and my own off and on again relationship with this most wonderful craft. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. She at one point is beyond hilarious and the next moment she can bring you in and break your heart. Most of the stories were amusing, a few were hilarious, and a couple were sad. I also don't find the references to blowing the budget or (again probably humorous / exaggerated) allusions to secretly spending money on yarn that nobody has to know about funny either. You do not have to be into knitting to appreciate the lengths she went to in order to protect her fleece from a thieving squirrel or her husband demanding that she get a handle on how many skeins of yarn are around the house. Maybe you have to be a knitter to really get it, but I don't think so. Knitting sets goals that you can meet. Everyone knew how to knit back in the day (and cook for that matter), but somehow these historical necessities have become superfluous hobbies, that we need to have “talent” in order to practice them. This turned out to be the perfect book for a long layover at a certain Midwestern airport. Skip to main content.ca. The Harlot's best stories evoke honest emotions felt by all people, even if they aren't cool enough to be knitters - like the comforting an ill friend or reveling in the success of a new skill and conquering a challenging project. 2 ½ stars. That being said, Stephanie does make an interesting observation that people tend to think that knitting is hard. There's a problem loading this menu right now. They are so funny and i have laughed and laighed at how stephanie really relates to the wool obssession that i (and obviously others) have. Buy Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter by Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie online on Amazon.ae at best prices. Description. No longer just a fad or a hobby, knitting has advanced to a lifestyle. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2014. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Every project, from a misshapen hat to the most magnificent sweater, holds a story. Please try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, Honestly, I laughed out loud, I cried silently, I saw myself on nearly every page--and I can barely knit! Upon hearing that I had learned to knit a long-time knitter recommended that I read the writings of The Yarn Harlot as they are hilarious. I too have wondered why people who are doing absolutely nothing think you're wasting your time when you are knitting. I love these books! If you aren't yet convinced that knitting is a metaphor for life, this book may convince you. Since there seems to be no cure, we do our best to make the activity meaningful not only for ourselves, but also for our families and others around us. by Andrews McMeel Publishing, Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter. Totally justified my yarn. Sometimes when I work on something complicated or difficult - ripping out my work and starting over, porong over tomes of knitting expertise, screeching "I don't get it!" Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 13, 2016. The Yarn Harlot is a funny, funny lady but she also has a lot of heart. Recommended for all knitters or those seeking to understand them. Great wit, insight, a joy, you wont want to put it down. You will learn, though, the pure joy of creating (and sometimes even finishing) a knitted project. Don't understand why this has roused the devotion that it has. Snorted, chuckled and laughed out loud. You should get the quotation(s) in 5 hours . I loved her description of her nana - "a hard woman to love." I had my husband wait to go out, just so I could finish reading. This book was such fun, full of situations us knitters can relate to. Honestly, I laughed out loud, I cried silently, I saw myself on nearly every page--and I can barely knit! I don't know if you have to be a knitter to enjoy this book, but being a knitter I laughed, I cried, and I recognized myself in the pages. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Visit Amazon's Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Page, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. My husband thinks I have lost my mind. I guess I don't think it's funny to joke about behaving in certain ways that seem really inconsiderate to the other people you live with. Plus this book is very funny and relatable to knitters and non-knitters alike. All of them were quite short. Thoroughly comforting and totally entertaining. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's humorous and poignant essays find humor in knitting an enormous afghan that requires a whopping 30 balls of wool, having a husband with size 13 feet who loves to wear hand-knit socks, and earns her "yarn harlot" title … A really good read for the crazy knitters out there. A dark secret spans several... Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's deepest wish is that everyone understand that knitting is at least as fun as baseball and way cooler than the evil looped path of crochet. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2014. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter moves beyond instructions and patterns into the purest elements of knitting: obsession, frustration, reflection, and fun. If you are not a knitter and you read this book, be warned you will be sorely tempted to take up the needles yourself, just because it sounds like so much fun. Over 50 million people in America knit. For a non-knitter this book would probably make no sense whatsoever. And I finished chuckling. Great for dipping in and out of - as I haven't yet perfected the art of knitting one-handed, it's handy for those necessary meal breaks. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter moves beyond instructions and patterns into the purest elements of knitting: obsession, frustration, reflection, and fun. Someone lent this to me as inspiration since I was feeling stuck with my current project, to show that even experienced, expert knitters go through the same angst. I laughed hard at Stephanie and at myself. and practical tips (to avoid all of the above, keep yarn in the freezer). Still don't find it amusing. Be the first to ask a question about Yarn Harlot. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (better known as the Yarn Harlot) is a prolific knitter, writer and blogger known for her humorous but always insightful anecdotes and stories about knitting triumphs and tragedies. I still like this book. I guess the more you’ve knit, the more you can relate to these stories and the more you are able to laugh when you feel the same way. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter – Hard Cover version; Knitting Rules! I love reading her books because they cause side-splitting laughter and that my friends, is a good thing. Readers who knit might enjoy this. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter moves beyond instructions and patterns into the purest elements of knitting: obsession, frustration, reflection, and fun. This book taught me a lot about superwash yarn, the trials of big, green afghans, the dedication of becoming a Knitter instead of a knitter, and the limited color pallets of men of Newfoundland. It consists of short stories and essays, ranging from falling in love with lace knitting, the excruciating pains of knitting gifts for Christmas, and the infamous yarn stas. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter by Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter de Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie en Iberlibro.com - ISBN 10: 0740750372 - ISBN 13: 9780740750373 - Andrews McMeel Publishing - 2008 - Tapa blanda 9780740750373: Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter - IberLibro - Pearl … Other than that, there isn’t that much solid substance to the book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It has been over a week since I finished this book, but I find myself remembering little bits and pieces of it, thinking to myself, Wow, that was good. You freaking think so?”, Readers' Most Anticipated Books of January. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter moves beyond instructions and patterns into the purest elements of knitting: obsession, frustration, reflection, and fun. The average knitter spends between $500 and $1,700 a year on yarn, patterns, needles, and books. It did help nudge me along and was an enjoyable read into the bargain. Especially loved the essays on her stash. (We're incredibly proud of a very, very long row of chain stitches, which are going to become -- eventually -- a scarf for my teddy bear.). On her teenage daughter who declared that knitting was "boring" and that she didn't want to do it: Welcome back. I, too, wonder why the man who has a garage literally stuffed with things, is puzzled when I have two or three (need I say FIVE OR SIX) storage totes full of yarn. I had to laugh, cry, say oh, yes, generally enjoy her heartfelt knitting stories. This was obtained for my kindle fire. : The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks, Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again, All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much, The Amazing Thing About the Way It Goes: Stories of Tidiness, Self-Esteem and Other Things I gave Up On, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting. I love reading about knitting. I fee. In other words, I relate, and if you knit, so will you. Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2020. moments where I see myself in her scenarios.... there are also some that made me laugh really hard! Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter moves beyond instructions and patterns into the purest elements of knitting: obsession, frustration, reflection, and fun. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter at Amazon.com. Cart All. I thought my hiding places for various not-quite-finished projects were unique, but clearly, she can out-hide me. Let me start out by saying that I would have pushed this to three and a half stars if that were possible here, but I just couldn't push it to a four. Sorry. I will read more by Stephanie and I highly recommend this book (and her blog). The forteen sheets of shredded graph paper? It is so inspiring to me as a fiber artist. Please try again. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. She has a special style of turning mundane, frustrating and common situations into humor gold. I don't know what could have possible led him to think that I'm not enjoying myself. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter, Andrews McMeel Publishing; English Language edition (September 1, 2005). I'm only a knitter, not a Knitter as the Yarn Harlot defines it, but still I found this pretty funny. But it is her sense of humor that I absolutely love. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Share. Good to know that I'm not th, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 19, 2015. I had to stop reading this book after the chapter in which she describes trying to convince her wool-allergic friend that her allergy is all in her head by knitting several items for her out of various types of wool. 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