At Knit s End captures the wickedly funny musings of someone who doesn t believe it s possible to knit too much and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and sanity in order to keep doing it Stephanie Pearl McPheehas 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 300 tongue in cheekmeditations will have knitters everywhere in stitches....
|Title||:||At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Storey Books 15 M rz 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Seiten|
|File Size||:||770 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much Reviews
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (yarnharlot) hat hier wieder ein fantastisches Buch veröffentlicht. Bauchmuskelkater vom Lachen ist garantiert!Bei vielen, vielen Einträgen hab ich dabei ertappt, wie ich zustimmend genickt oder nur wissend gegrinst habe, weil ich entweder eine ähnliche/identische Situation bereits erlebt hatte oder mir aber absolut vorstellen konnte, ähnlich zu handeln/reagieren.Eine sehr kurzweilige Lektüre, die sich auch hervorragend für die 5 Minuten zwischendurch eignet.
Witzig, charmant und intelligent gibt Stephanie Pearl- McPhee Einblick in ihr Leben ,das dominiert wird von ihrem Hobby: STRICKEN! In den zahlreichen kurzen und pointierten Artikeln wird sich jede(r) Strickbegeisterte mehr oder weniger wiedererkennen.Ich habe das Buch schon mehrmals gelesen und kann auch das zweite Werk der Autorin ( The secret life of a knitter)nur wärmstens empfehlen!
Dieses Buch kann man nur allen Strickerinnen empfehlen!Ich habe Tränen gelacht!Die Aufmachung mit einer "Meditation" pro Seite läd richtig ein zum Schmökern und ich konnte erst die Finger von dem Buch lassen als ich sicher war, auch wirklich jede Seite mindestens einmal gelesen zu haben.Auch der Nachfolger "Yarn Harlot- The Secret Life of a Knitter" hat mich begeistert, dort findet man auch den einen oder anderen nachdenklichen Ton.Nur schade, dass keine Deutsche Ausgabe verfügbar ist - ich habe selbst schon nachgedacht, das Buch für meine Mama zu übersetzen, das sollte niemandem entgehen...
This was one of those $1.99 books that Amazon was practically giving during the most recent holiday season. Being a big knitter/crocheter (I don't judge!), I thought, why not?This is a fun, little booklet with a quote, followed by a brief anecdote, closing with a "lessons learned" tiddly bit. They are pretty light-hearted, goofy, showing the love of knitting and the foibles of having a crazy hobby.That said, I'm glad I paid only $1.99. Most of the scenes are a mere 1 page long and even then, they filled maybe have the page (on a Kindle!). Also, some of the scenes were quite repetitive - the hoarding of yarn, the scouring for sales, knitting everywhere, how kids don't appreciate knit gifts, etc. If I had paid more, I would have been very upset.Avid knitters will appreciate the most, followed closely by those who know avid knitters. Just don't expect much meat.Brought to you by:*C.S. Light*
I cannot say how much I enjoyed this book. It is both witty and right on the button. As I read the book, I found myself laughing in so many places, not just from the humor but I was able to think, "I know exactly what she's talking about". I would recommend this book for any serious knitter who wants to look on the light side of knitting.On the other hand, non-knitters may not get every joke, so while they're certainly welcome to read the book, I think it was meant more for knitters.There are several areas, when she discusses winter items that aren't often in demand here in Texas (the author lives in Canada, where I suppose it gets pretty darn cold in the winter), so it's hard to make a real connection on the winter items themselves, but the knitting humor itself does indeed come through and even though I don't knit mittens, and very few hats, I still enjoy her viewpoint.Anyway, it's a great book, and I've taken it to my knitting group and have read several items out of it to my friends. A couple of my knitting buddies have informed me that they've ordered the book. Good for them!!! I hope more people do so. It's a great escape when some knitting mishap occurs as well for when one just wants to relax.
I read one of this author's other books and she is just hilarious! Her humorous descriptions of knitters and their views of life are so accurate. She describes behaviors that make you laugh at yourself. This book is not a story or a series of essays. It is an easy, relaxing compilation of statements or meditations for knitters. Crochet addicts can also relate to the book as well, but it is more directed at avid knitters. I will buy more books from this author. This book (and the others by this author) would make an excellent gift for knitters who could enjoy a light read in between knitting projects.
At Knits End by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is an enjoyable read and to share with other knitters. Very witty.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is not only a talented knitter but a gifted writer as well. I have 4 of her books and want to get them all eventually. It's great to have a knitter I can relate to. She has a super way of expressing herself. This is a gem of a book, and I recommend it, yes I do! Get it for yourself or for a friend who knits. I first read one of her books from the public library, then I was hooked. I usually read them in bed while my husband's sleeping, trying not to wake him, while I'm snickering away. I've even read parts of her books to him. After living with me (a knitter) for so long, he gets her humor too. Wonderful book.