At Knit's End

  • by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Narrated by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The "Yarn Harlot" takes time away from her knitting to offer observations, meditations, reflections, and rants to soothe and delight the knitter's unraveled soul.Like golfing, fishing, and gardening, knitting is an obsession. It's an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment - not to mention heaps of yarn you really think you'll knit someday. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee totally understands. In this hilarious collection of tangled reflections, she offers ample reassurance for anyone who has ever wondered, "Am I alone in my mania?" Casting off with some of her favorite quotations, she muses on why it's impossible to knit too much, how many calories knitting burns (about 90 an hour, not counting the extra for retrieving your ball of yarn from under the couch), and when it's alright to stalk a man in the grocery store (not because he's good-looking, but because he's wearing an Aran sweater you want to know how to knit).The first step toward recovery is getting help - and having a good laugh at your compulsion. At Knit's End is a wicked and wickedly funny fix for any knitter.


What the Critics Say

"Holds a treasure of thoughts with which every knitter can identify....Many knitters will find it a relief to read a knitting book with no patterns they feel they must try." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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I just do not like it.

I have this book in paper format but get so frustrated with the chattiness and thought that the Audiobook would work better for me. Unfortunately it does not, I just can not like it. I did so want to like it but have failed miserably.
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- Eva

Raise your needles and say "Yay!"

The Yarn Harlot goes a long way toward explaining why there is no limit to the lengths knitters will go to over yarn. Blog-to-book is not always easy to pull off, but in this case, Blog-to-book-to-audio = success! I'd go into more detail, but I'm on my way to my local yarn store, I heard there's a sale on DK cashmerino...
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- S

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books