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Museum of Kitschy Stitches: A Gallery of Notorious Knits Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 1, 2006
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Add to that her love for all things vintage, the kitschier the better, and you've got a good look at what makes her tick. If it's goofy, mostly useless, and steeped in the irony of popular culture's most embarrassing moments, she'll take two. Stitchy is the creator and curator of the Museum of Kitschy Stitches, an online (www.yarnpants.com) and in print gallery of notorious knits.
When she isn't knitting, sewing or trying to resist the siren's call of eBay, she can be found slaving away in the software mines of Massachusetts.
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Disclaimer: No actual patterns are included in this book. If you really wanted the pattern for something, shame on you and re-read the commentary.
She has a real talent for choosing the perfect clever words in response to deliciously tacky images while most of us are still standing there with our jaws dropped in disbelief. My favorite moments are the leopard potholder and the PTA outfit.
Well done, Stitchy! It's only July and I already know what everyone's getting for the holidays.
"...The Museum of Kitschy Stitches, a collection of the most groan-inspiring crimes against hand-crafted fashion ever to assault the senses."
Based on Stitchy McYarnpants' description of her book, it is understandable if a reader hesitates before picking up <em>The Museum of Kitschy Stitches: a Gallery of Notorious Knits</em>. McYarnpants has been delighting readers by investigating crafting's most embarrassing moments and exposing them to the world's scrutiny on her blog [...]. Hideous hats, granny squares gone mad, and more are featured in all their awful glory.
In <em>The Museum of Kitschy Stitches</em> (the book), McYarnpants has selected the best of the worst and added her own juicy descriptions to the devastating fashion choices. In her preface to the first chapter "Hoodwinked: Never Trust a Homemade Hat," McYarnpants advises: "Choose carefully, for in the turbulent waters of fashion, the fish stinks from the head down."
Many of the designs in the book are sure to induce nightmares but none as completely as the hat featured on page 17, a particularly abhorrent ski mask.
McYarnpants counters the horror with her trademark wit, inducing gales of laughter in readers, ending with this outrageous statement: "Oh, how rude of me! Let me introduce you. This is Leatherface's more sadistic cousin, Yarnface."
This is perfect coffee table reading material, a great conversation starter and the perfect cautionary tale for when good knitters go bad. As Stitchy McYarnpants says: "Remember, only use your knitting powers for good." An important lesson for us all!
Armchair Interviews says: Stitches and "schtick" all in one book!
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I read this with my sister, who is also a knitter, and we laughed so hard we cried! By the end of the book, we were exhausted from laughing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Theresa Anthony
If you crocheted granny squares in the 1970's, or know someone who did, you will laugh yourself silly. My daughter gave me this - - how did she KNOW? Read morePublished 22 months ago by common woman
My adult son and I and anyone else I've show it to are all still laughing. I remember some of those patterns. Read morePublished on February 4, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This is a series of genuine, but really tacky knitting projects from the past. I bought this for my daughter who is an avid knitter. Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by E. E. Kennedy
Hilarious! Giggled or guffawed my way through it. Fun to have as a conversation piece in your knitting group, too.Published on February 15, 2013 by DKBlumchen
This is a fun book which has some of the tackiest knitting patterns from the 60's and 70's.Published on November 3, 2010 by ebelle
This is the only book about crochet that I have ever purchased, and it's almost certainly the only one you'll ever need. Read morePublished on July 23, 2010 by Robert I. Hedges
I CONFESS! I did actually knit, and think adorable, the striped sweater with cross-stitched animals across the chest for my sweet little 3 year old boy. Read morePublished on May 29, 2010 by Wildgarten
Actual, professionally photographed, vintage shots of 70s-era models (male models too!) standing around, looking cocky, while donning hideous sweaters - a totally untapped comedy... Read morePublished on May 8, 2010 by Reckless