Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee writes the excellent blog Yarn Harlot. This book is not a collection of blog posts, or a blog turned into a book, a la Julie and Julia. Instead it's a standalone collection of essays about – you guessed it – knitting. Also about parenting, passions, staying true to yourself, dealing with change, etc. It's moving in places, and very funny. Knitters will love it, and so might other obsessive crafters or collectors. Her essays about dealing with her ever-growing stash of yarn are a scream; this is a woman who, when she runs out of storage space, hides yarn in her freezer. (I know compulsive book-buyers who hide new books with similar zeal.) Pearl-McPhee is a popular speaker on the fiber-arts circuit and author of several other books about knitting. I visit her blog every day for a good laugh.

(Book 6, 2007)


Anonymous said...

Thank God for other hiders! I've gotten to the point where I hide all the Japanese woodblocks I buy. It's too embarrassing otherwise.

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