three books I learned this week

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Things I Learned From Knitting (Whether I Wanted To or Not) by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (March 19, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1603420622
Amazon [it’s an associates link]

I was planning on waiting to purchase this book until I showed up at whatever venue Stephanie was speaking at (to say thank you to the book store or yarn shop). I was sad about this because if there is anything I’m impatient about waiting for, it’s a book that’s been published that I want to read. So imagine my delight when a good friend I’ve lost touch with sent it to me as a surprise!
What to say and how to say it? I see Steph as the older sister I don’t have. She’s smart, she’s witty, she’s vegetarian, we have similar hair and wear glasses; she’s normal! As a bonus she knits (and spins) too! I know that passions about Stephanie’s (and anyone’s) writing are strong. I’m in the pro-Harlot camp. Why? I see myself in much of what she writes and it brings me comfort that I’m not the only one knitting fast and hoping that baby J stays small so I can finish her dragon wrap, who has called mum saying “dinner didn’t come out right, I substituted X, Y, and Z but why didn’t it work?!” (I’ve learned on this one, the new kitchen helps), and well, like Steph I’m lucky. I’m lucky that I can purchase yarn and needles (sometimes insanely expensive needles) and still put dinner on the table (sometimes it is ramen). We have a roof over our heads and health insurance (at the moment). If you enjoy Stephanie’s writing and check your RSS reader constantly to see if she’s posted yet then I know you will enjoy this newest finished object. So yes Stephanie, I do like it.

I also “completed” The Torah Anthology (Meam Lo

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3 Replies to “three books I learned this week”

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  2. Did you know that The Harlot will be at one of the Borders in Manhattan on Wednesday night?
    Wish I could go. *sigh*

  3. Glad to hear that you liked the new Harlot book. I’ve already hit two bookstores looking for it, to no avail. :-( I may have to get to Knitty City one day this week …

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