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.

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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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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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Cute book

What made the experience of listening to At Knit's End the most enjoyable?

As an avid knitter, I found that I related to many of the stories in this book. I think that most of the women in my knitting circle would as well.


What other book might you compare At Knit's End to and why?

Stephanie Pearl McPhee has written several books. I think that the meditations in here are taken from many of her other tales.


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I found the reading to be a little chippy, but otherwise the book was quite entertaining.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found myself chuckling to myself at several parts of the book.


Any additional comments?

I have this in print form as well, and I enjoyed it more in print. But it is a cute book to listen to nevertheless.

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Book Details

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