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.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

Dear Blog,

For Christmas last year, Ken gave me a very nice bottle of whiskey, appropriately called “Writer’s Tears”. I’ve been waiting for what seemed like an appropriate time to open it, and I just did. I’ve poured myself a tiny celebratory dram, and am sitting down to write to you. I have done this (sitting down to write to you, not the whiskey part) thousands of times over the last eleven ye...

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Average rating: 4.09 · 14,180 ratings · 1,512 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Yarn Harlot: The Secret Lif...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 3,026 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Knitting Rules!: The Yarn H...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 2,741 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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At Knit's End: Meditations ...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,754 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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Free-Range Knitter: The Yar...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,859 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Things I Learned From Knitt...
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All Wound Up: The Yarn Harl...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,320 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Cast...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,402 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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The Amazing Thing About the...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 559 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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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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