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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; 1 Reprint edition (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740769464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740769467
  • ASIN: B0041T4QL0
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the author of several books and three collections of essays: Yarn HarlotFree-Range Knitter, and All Wound Up. (Two of those are New York Times best sellers, which both Stephanie and her mum are really proud of.) She maintains a popular virtual home at www.yarnharlot.ca, and a less organized (and popular) actual home in Toronto, Canada. She’s a mother of three, a wife of one, can drive a standard, and has owned two cats in a row that don’t care much for her.

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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the author of Yarn Harlot, At Knit's End, Knitting Rules!, and Casts Off. She maintains a popular blog at www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/. She lives with her family in an untidy, wool-filled house in Toronto, where she avoids doing the laundry and knits whenever she gets a minute.

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Most of these stories are amusing - some laugh out loud funny.
debo
I had read the DTB version of some of her books but when I saw the Kindle version of this one On The Cheap, I had to snag it and re-read it.
vcastro
This is a real-person book- created to make you laugh and cry at the same time.
B. J. Villegas

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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Cat Bordhi on October 5, 2008
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Stephanie's newest book leaves me unable to find words to match those inside the book. I doubt I can do this book justice.

This fine book is about knitting, yes, but really not so much about knitting as about what happens when knitting is part of life. The stories and essays glide and ripple and twist, carrying the reader pellmell into intimate contact with men, women, children, animals, ideas, and humor - and always the light of knitting is leaking through, shining its innocence, tough love, and grace onto stumbling humanity.

Stephanie is a master at fostering reflection through story-telling. The first story, about a very young knitter named Annabelle, holds many layers of meaning about incredibly important things. And the last story, about a very old knitter, who needed no yarn to knit, let me close the book with a sense of fulfilment. We knitters, as well as non-knitters (who would love this book) are so very lucky to have someone like Stephanie spinning tales for us, with her sharp and shiny wit rising so naturally from an honest heart. I am grateful.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By D. Vance VINE VOICE on October 11, 2008
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Just when I had Stephanie pegged as a writer of humor,(Just visit her website!) she pens this thoughtful, insight little book. I enjoyed reading it, and do not regret adding it to my knitting library...and yet....
I wanted to LAUGH!! The kind of "wake the hubby up because I am shaking the bed laughing" read. With a cover so like her first book, I was hoping for a repeat of that winner! There is some funny stuff, but I left reading Free Range Knitter feeling sad. I can see where she's going with the essays in the book and building her theme, and it is beautifully crafted. It just wasn't what I thought it would be or what I had hoped for.
While my copy of The Yarn Harlot is tattered from frequent reading, I rather doubt that I will reread this one.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mle Erin Hawkins on October 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I am at the half way mark and I can say this is a very entertaining book.
For a knitter, all of these situations, anecdotes are totally relatable to. Most of this has happened to a Knitter at some time !
For those who loved the previous books by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, you will not regret your purchase.
For those who love this one, you will probably end up buying the previous ones.
I'm a fan of the writting, the subject matter, the lay-out of the book (really beautiful and almost delicate)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Thomas J. Quinlan on January 8, 2009
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This book is a collection of stories. While it's written by knitters for knitters, you don't actually have to be a knitter to appreciate the stories. (The lingo might make a bit more sense though.) Since one of my ex-girlfriends liked to knit (and consequently, I've been on trips to buy yarn), I'm not entirely unfamiliar with knitting, but I've certainly never done anything with knitting needles that didn't involve pretend sword-fighting.

However, like I said, you don't have to be a knitter to appreciate the stories. The book's author/compiler, Susan Pearl McPhee, winds her own stories (and humourous letters) throughout the book, giving it a nice overall cohesiveness, and the stories that she's brought in from other writers are quite good. Broken up into sections which have knitting names ("Cast On" for the first, "Cast Off" for the last, etc.), the book is easy enough to read by story or by section.

There were times during the stories when I found myself laughing out loud, so I'm confident that others will really enjoy this book. Even though it's skewed toward a female audience (there's only one story about a male knitter, written by a woman, who then talks about how women view male knitters) the underlying themes of family, trials, tribulations, love, loss, happiness, and yes, knitting, speak to a human audience.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Sides on March 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I am a huge fan of the Yarn harlot. I like her writing, I like her nature, I like how she handles herself and her business and I respect her as a knitter and a writer.

I was drawn in first by her blog which manages to be graceful and kind all the time and have been following her for years now. I faithfully buy every book of hers and can not say that I have disliked any of her books. Some of them I loved more than others, but that is simply personal taste.

If you like her blog, you will like her books. This one is my favorite of her styles, the essay books where it is like reading her off of the computer. I enjoyed it a great deal.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. L. Thames on October 24, 2008
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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the funniest lady I know. She truly is the Erma Bombeck of knitting. I was thrilled to get this book as early as I did so that I could take it to the book signing and actually meet Steph and get it autographed.

If you have a chance to read her books - any of them - or hear her live, do it. Your sides will hurt from laughing.

It's an easy carry-around book, too. Small format and broken into short essays for short-term reading. Try it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By live2knit on September 8, 2011
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This isn't the book of a "Lady of Leisure," the Yarn Harlot is one of us! This is an incredibly funny book, but beware- buried in all that humor are "Pearls" of wisdom, truth about knitting, raising children and everyday life. If you though Lucille Ball was funny, you haven't met Stephanie Pearl- McPhee! Grab a glass of wine, some good yarn, sit back and enjoy.
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