- Taschenbuch: 218 Seiten
- Verlag: Storey Pub; Auflage: First Printing (15. März 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1580176585
- ISBN-13: 978-1580176583
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,4 x 1,5 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 226.175 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 15. März 2007
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"Her insights into the workings of a yarn-a-holic's mind are charming." Detroit Free Press" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Audio CD.
Using a travel guide format as her launching pad, Pearl-McPhee acts as tour guide extraordinaire, displaying her trademark razor-sharp wit as she describes and critiques every aspect of this land she knows so well - its people, native language, familiar phrases, strange beliefs, etiquette, and cultural customs. Readers will love her timeline of notable dates in knitting history and rarely celebrated knitting heroes, from the samurai warriors of Japan to the "Terrible Knitters of Dent." And, while the land of knitting is a peaceful place, it does have its political arguments, such as the acrylic versus natural fibres and circular versus straight needles debates. As she's toured (and knit) her way across North America during the past two years, Pearl-McPhee's smart, perfectly timed banter has captured the hearts, minds, and funny bones of thousands of knitters far and wide. No fan is going to want to be left behind as "Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off" on her latest yarn-bound expedition.
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Then I got my copy of "The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting" and found my dilemma was perfectly normal. I'd taken an unfortunate wrong turn in my knitting journey and if I want to scrap the project, I'm not insane. I just headed up the wrong path. All this vindication from one book - obviously the book is worth its weight in gold.
Fortunately, the book is a lot cheaper than that and is one that every knitter should keep in their knitting bag; if for no other reason than to occasionally do a sanity check. I have to admit I love the Yarn Harlot. I read her blog regularly, (one of the few blogs I do read) and I've read all her other books. She gives me hope when I hit forks in the road, like the one mentioned above, whether in knitting or in life. This book is a little different than the others - no short stories, no great knitting tips, this is not a how-to book. This is a wonderful affirmation of the joys of the knitting journey; the joy is not in the finished object, it's the fun in getting there. No matter what kind of knitter you are, the kinds of knitting hurdles you've faced or the amount of yarn you've accumulated, you'll find yourself in the book.
Buy it, give it a read and see if you agree with me. You may find, all indications to the contrary, you are a totally, normal knitter. You've just taken your own path in the Land of Knitting.
I was hanging out for "Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off" as I have read and then dipped back into her other books constantly, my favourite being At Knit's End. I have a sneaky suspicion that this latest book will grow on me, and as someone said in an earlier review it does validate knitters as being sane (or at the very least insane in good company). There were parts of it that I related to so closely that they could have been written specifically about me. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a very astute observer of knitters and knitting culture.
This book is definitely worth buying, but if you only want to get one book and haven't read her earlier books I'd suggest buying either of them first.