Monday, June 5, 2006

Book Recommendation

My friend Alexandrina recommended the following book to me. I am looking forward to buying it.

Thought of you when I read this cause I thought you would find it entertaining to read. +AJ

At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

Bibliographic Data: Trade Paperback, 320 Pages, Storey Publishing, LLC, March 2005

Author: Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie

List Price: $9.95
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Status: In Print

BINC: 7838190

ISBN: 1580175899

Shelf Location: Crafts & Collectibles > Crafts > Knitting

About the Author: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee entertains knitters with her unique blend of humor and knitting highwire acts via her popular online blog, articles, and essays. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and three daughters.
Description: Knitting finally takes its rightful place on the spectrum of personal obsessions, alongside golfing, fishing, and gardening. The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in these 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from the self-proclaimed yarn harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

As any knitter can attest to, this is an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment. To soothe the unraveled knitter's soul, Pearl-McPhee has selected some of her favorite quotes to cast off from, and then, like the standup comic of the knitting world, she rants, raves, and reflects on common experiences that are sure to leave avid knitters in stitches.

At Knit's End captures the wicked -- and wickedly funny -- musings of someone who doesn't really believe it's possible to knit too much, and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and her sanity on a regular basis in order to keep doing it. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has seen it all -- from the deadly "second sock syndrome," to a house so full of yarn she can't find her washing machine, to desperate all-nighters spent feverishly finishing gifts.

This hilarious collection of short, pithy readings offers plenty of reassurance for anyone who has ever wondered, "Am I alone in my mania?"

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