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Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again

Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

So, here's the thing-other than the Kinnearing story, which I read on her blog and is, indeed, hilarious, I've never read any of Stephanie's work before. I guess "kniting philosophy" just isn't for me. I found much of the book shallow and pedantic, particularly the section in which she whines repeatedly about how knitting doesn't receive the respect it deserves. Who the heck cares?I did enjoy one story, re: Abby, a 40-year-old who decides to reclaim the joy of snow. I felt Pearl-McPhee finally got out of her own way on that one. But otherwise, it's either too precious or, alternatively, too belabored. She's also got a serious editing issue; the text is so filled with parenthetical insertions and comma splices, I thought I'd go insane. Also? "Discrete" and "discreet" have very different meanings. Just thought I'd point that out.