atknitsendMy art teacher Joanne, who taught me to knit, had this cute little book with quotes and anecdotes on her desk. I remember picking it up every so often and laughing, but not really connecting with it. When I spied the little yellow cover at the library I was surprised to notice it was by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Now that I’m fairly immersed in the fibre community, I know who the Yarn Harlot is, and not only that but while reading the book, certain stories had me smiling and mentally nodding!

At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much is a cute book and fun to share with others. My sister picked it up when I’d left it on the counter and had a flip through it. She thought a couple were kinda funny. I really enjoyed how the quotes were on the same/similar theme as the anecdotes. I also liked the set up visually— the top would be a quote with the source noted, then the anecdote or story, and then in italics would be Stephanie’s personal commentary. I enjoyed how the anecdotes and personal commentary were separate. I also enjoyed reading the quote, then the text, and then the quote again to gather the full meaning of why it was chosen.