This book begs to be read out loud, and mine certainly was -- to anyone who would listen! If you think you might be a bit crazy about your knitting and your stash, welcome to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's world. The text rollicks along and makes you realize that crazy's OK, in fact it's fine.
If you are a knitter used to following patterns, the sock and hat "recipes" will help you to listen when your knitting speaks to you. Entertaining but practical -- a must-have for anyone who loves books and knitting.
My "Knitting Rules" book was my constant companion at the beach, the pool and on the airplane this past March vacation. Thanks to Stephanie's recipe for socks, I was able to knit a pair of pedicure socks (so important to own in Canada when preparing for a sunny vacation!)as well as a pair of socks with toes! I read and re-read chapters and chortled out loud...and had to share it with ladies at the pool! A wonderful gift for knitters and non-knitters. Now I am off to Staples to have it wire-bound before it falls apart...too much suntan lotion and wind, I guess!
This book is entertaining, fun and encouraging as Stephanie reveals her knitting triumphs, mistakes and misadventures. Anyone who knits or has ever had to rip back a few rows will enjoy this book immensely.
Not only do you laugh along with Stephanie's quips, knitting adventures, and stories, she also gives great advice to knitters on how to deal with knitting problems, patterns, tips and tricks, etc. as well as knitting recipes, and my favourite - suggestions on how to deal with the stash.
I laughed along with this book and I have bought her other books too. You can follow along by reading her highly entertaining blog at [...]
I would agree with all the reviews written before mine, but with one more thing to add: The punctuation in "Knitting Rules" is perfection. I haven't had to re-read a sentence once because I didn't understand what was being conveyed. "Knitting Rules" is a must-have for any knitter's library, young or old, novice or expert.
Stephanie has this way of saying things that makes you laugh and relax. We don't have to knit, but we want to. Therefore you should enjoy your time knitting, not fretting and getting frustrated about it. She includes knitting instructions and ideas to cover most basic projects that you may want to try out. She let me get over my fear of sock knitting with this little book.
The Yarn Harlot has a quirky and fun sense of humor. The book has "10 Reasons To/Not To" with all of her recipes. Reasons, of course, that have you both laughing and inspired to attempt her fun and easy "recipes". This book also makes a great gift for aspiring knitters.
While I quite enjoy reading Stephanie's essays what I really like about this book is all of her "recipes". I have referred to it many times for sizing and ideas. And, of course, some laughter when the knitting goes so bad you are considering a small bonfire...
Item was exactly as described. Great price, perfect condition, super-fast shipping. I would definitely buy from this seller again. The book itself is classic Stephanie Pearl MacPhee - funny,charming, and full of useful tips -- kind of like the author herself.
I bought this book having just learned how to knit, and since then it has been a go to reference for just about everything, including trying to explain knitting to muggles, keep up the fantastic work Stephanie!
Stephanie has written yet another book that is both entertaining and helpful. This LOL book is a must for anyone who loves knitting! Beginners and advanced knitters will all get something from this book!