Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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in Canada
June 14, 1968




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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (better known as the Yarn Harlot) is a prolific knitter, writer and blogger known for her humorous but always insightful anecdotes and stories about knitting triumphs and tragedies.

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Here I am. In less than 12 hours I’ll be awake, and getting ready to ride my bike down to Allen Gardens (That’s where our departure is from) and meeting up with a couple hundred other cyclists, and then at 9am, that’s it. At 9am we get on our bikes, and with a whoop and cry that sounds like fear and excitement all together, off we go. More than a hundred kilometres later, we stop, put up our te...

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Average rating: 4.08 · 12,468 ratings · 1,373 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Yarn Harlot: The Secret Lif...
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Knitting Rules!: The Yarn H...
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Free-range knitter: The yar...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,680 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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At Knit's End: Meditations ...
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Things I Learned From Knitt...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,344 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Cast...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,282 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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All Wound Up: The Yarn Harl...
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The Amazing Thing About the...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 2014
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“...the number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting. Knitters are so compellingly clever that they simply can't tolerate boredom. It takes more to engage and entertain this kind of human, and they need an outlet or they get into trouble.

"...knitters just can't watch TV without doing something else. Knitters just can't wait in line, knitters just can't sit waiting at the doctor's office. Knitters need knitting to add a layer of interest in other, less constructive ways.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

“100 years ago, buying something you could make was considered wasteful; now making something you could buy is considered wasteful. I am not convinced this is a step in the right direction.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin

“ I will continue to freak out my children by knitting in public. It's good for them.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

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