Book Title: Things I Learned From Knitting : (Whether I Wanted to or Not)
Author: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Format: Hardback | 128 pages
Publication Date: 19 Mar 2008
In Thing I Learned From Knitting (Whether I Wanted to or Not), Pearl Mc-Phee examines age-old aphorisms in light of knitting. From "Hope Springs Eternal" to "A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed" and "Birds of a Feather Flock Together", Pearl=McPhee casts a fresh, off-beat light on these sayings. Presented in quick, punchy takes, each entry in this book calls out to be read aloud and shared with anyone who enjoys playing with yarn and needles.
Pearl-McPhee's observations are hilarious; the situations she describes strike a familiar "not you, too?" feeling in the heart of anyone who knits. Interspersed throughout the book are her notes on the things that "Knitting is still trying to teach me..." That no matter how well you knit, looking at your work too closely isn't helpful. It's like kissing with your eyes open. Nobody looks good that close up.