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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,324 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Narrator: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Burd | 2/20/2014

    " I loved this little book, and will def read again! I love to knit, so it stands to reason that I would love a book called At Knit's End. I read Stephanie's blog, and it's great-just like the book. This book is full of quotes, most not knit related, but she equates them to a knitting issue. Excellent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Mcglinchey | 2/17/2014

    " True to her other books, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee uses the perfect balance of witty and serious in this wonderful book of quotes, short stories and observations. A must own for any knitter!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 2/16/2014

    " I would give this book 3 1/2 stars. Wonderful humor and inspiration for a wannabe knitter like me. I will probably check out the author's other books too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 2/1/2014

    " Reading a few pages before bed every night. It's great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqulyn | 1/17/2014

    " Collection of quotations with a knitting blurb about each one. Fast read, great "talk about" book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/16/2014

    " Cute book. A quote and then how it relates to knitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/15/2014

    " I was very excited about this book as I have read the Yarn Harlot's blog for some time. The book is entertaining and witty, just like the blog, and will provide great amusement for avid knitters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami | 1/15/2014

    " Funny,funny. Even though this book is actually about knitting I relate to many of the obsessive behaviors of those of us who have a hand crafting hobby like my quilting. I laughed all the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/9/2013

    " A touch disappointing (but only a touch), when you consider how fabulous her Yarn Harlot and Knitting Rules books were. A few of the stories here are repeated in Yarn Harlot, but are much briefer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Snorkle | 12/5/2013

    " Initial thoughts after reading (found in a notebook): This book had me rolling on the floor laughing. Every knitter should read it because it's hysterical! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/21/2013

    " Funny. I could relate at time and got a few chuckles from her humor :o) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/7/2013

    " This book was really cute. I can so relate to most of what Stephanie was describing. Some parts were really funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 10/13/2013

    " Some of the same stories as the other book of hers I have read. Nice little book to have by my chair and dip into. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 9/30/2013

    " Very funny. And very true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana * | 6/26/2013

    " Biased because I love the author - witty, wry, self deprecating, applicable to worlds beyond knitting, sly, just dang funny! Having met her at a book signing, just a lovely woman. I recommend all her books, as well as her blog. VEry funny!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 6/7/2013

    " You need to be a knitter to appreciate this little book. Some great observations and witticisms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean Mack | 5/26/2013

    " This reads more like a daily calender but I laughed out loud many times. I am not as obsessed as this woman but admit there was little I did not relate too "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/2/2013

    " She always makes me chuckle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fangirl | 9/30/2012

    " Cute, but I've read some of these in her other books already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Papineau | 9/24/2012

    " Another great read from the Yarn Harlot, I laughed out loud almost every page. I also enjoyed the extra information and quotations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Knitpurlgurl | 8/13/2012

    " A MUST-READ for the obsessed knitter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jammie | 11/7/2011

    " Written by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, who makes me believe I can knit socks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Smooch | 11/4/2011

    " Very cute book that goes along with a knitters obsessions about yarn, knitting, yarn, projects, yarn, patterns and yarn "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 7/15/2011

    " funny and thought provoking. great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/2/2011

    " 3 stars for cleverness and wit

    5 stars for making me feel normal because, in the event of fire, I know I will check the craft room first for my children and, while I'm there, grab my current projects and favourite balls of yarn, before checking other rooms and saving my children "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/18/2011

    " I spent a lot of time laughing out loud while reading this book. It may not be as funny if you aren't a knitter as you may not identify with it, but still a fun, short read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 1/23/2011

    " Brilliant, laugh out loud funny. Just right for knitting along to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 tea_for_two | 12/30/2010

    " Cute, fun and like Lay's, you can't read just one. I worry that Pearl-McPhee doesn't have enough material to justify the amount of writing she has, and I think I remember some of the stories from her blog or other books, but I still enjoyed this immensely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/18/2010

    " A cute little book with funny meditations on knitting and life. My hubby even liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 7/23/2010

    " A witty collection of wisdom. Gives me inspiration to keep up my knitting, and have fun with it. Nice to know I'm not the only one who learns things the hard way, and who has a cat that clashes with most of my projects. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/4/2010

    " Another wonderful "little" book with fun quotes and comments about life, and knitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanne | 4/14/2010

    " This book was funny and made me realize that some of my weird knitting obsessions are not as random as I thought. If you knit you'll enjoy this book. It's small and easy to carry around and read a piece at a time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 11/6/2009

    " She if so funny and down to earth. Enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petra | 10/30/2009

    " Cute, but I've read some of these in her other books already. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 8/26/2009

    " if you are a knitter, you will find it hilarious; otherwise, you may be confused "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 7/16/2009

    " Hilarious! I listened to the audio version. I might have to buy the hard copy, just to keep it lying around. Good comic relief! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 6/25/2009

    " A very fun book. Many little words of wisdom and inspiration for the knitting impared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 6/7/2009

    " pleasant, light, hilarious. knitting fluff. "

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About the Author
Author Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee, aka the Yarn Harlot, entertains knitters with her unique blend of humor and knitting high-wire acts via her popular online blog (www.yarnharlot.com), articles, and essays.