This is an enjoyable and humorous book, but not an earth-shattering one. Stephanie's writing and narration are very approachable and comforting, making this an ideal book to knit along to. However, if you are a knitter, you won't likely be surprised by any of her jokes or conclusions. While I thought she relied a little too heavily and frequently on the humor behind the inevitable frenzy of a knitter at a half-price yarn sale, I was still genuinely able to enjoy the audiobook as a great companion to some great knitting on a rainy day.
I never thought I would listen to a knitting book, but an afternoon with the Yarn Harlot and my yarn and sticks was filled with laughter, and I am on my way back to Audible to look for another. I only wish it were longer.
Most of my book listening is done while knitting. This book slows my knitting only because I am doubled over with laughter. I found the Yarn Harlot's insights into the knitter's psyche to be original and fresh. Her suggestions for knit group etiquette should be typed up for all members of knit groups to memorize. I can' wait for her to record her new book!
Nothing in this book is surprising, but Stephanie is very good at putting in to words all the things you already know and feel about knitting. She puts knitting in the context of a community and culture. Smart, warm and funny.
I love hearing Stephanie read her own books. She is a witty, intelligent writer and it is a real treat to hear her read the words with the pauses and inflections she intended when she was writing them.
The book itself is very enjoyable and full of the expected knitterly humour. I have listened to this book several times.
I can't wait for more of Stephanie's books to become available by audiobook.
This book is great... for knitters. Non knitters won't get it.
It's funny because it is true
no.... but I could have
I had a hard time listening to Stephanie read her own books. Her timing is off and it comes across as stunted.
Did not finish
Eh ... it's not really character driven. But it is a funny look at us crafty folks and our obsession with two sticks and some pretty string.
This book is wonderful, funny, irreverent and totally accurate for the mind of just about any type of crafter! It's about knitters, but any crafter can relate to exactly what she describes in knitters actions and collections. Only 4.5 hrs, but one of the best little books I've listened to. Read by the author & at first a little plain listening, but the cadence of her Canadian accent kicks in and full enjoyment begins. (No Eh?'s either!)
I love listening to this when I can't actually be knitting.
Yes, Delightful as well.
I've cast on a lace shawl, it should be interesting.
This book skips in a couple of places. I've tried a variety of devices and they all skip in places. It's a bit annoying.