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Old 02-14-2011, 04:59 AM   #1
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The Yarn Harlot
I'm new to knitting, and I just found my heroine. Watched some videos of McPhee's book tours, and this woman is funny as heck! Her routine about the stereotypes of knitters is a hoot.

I also knit English, but with no resemblance to her knitting! If you think you hold your yarn "wrong" or weirdly, take a look. She knits like no one else I've seen, her own style. Wonder how long it takes her to make a sweater. Few hours?
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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She's great! I have most of her books..may favorite so far being Knitting Rules! My least favorite is probably Cast Off, but they are all good and funny. I also read her blog. I have it on my iGoogle homepage.

She's been knitting since she was 4 so she's very fast. I think that type of knitting is called cottage knitting...
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I love her too...she is so naturally funny. I read her blog almost every day. She doesn't write every day though. Do you read it, Katzknitter?
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I didn't find the blog useful to me. I don't knit on her level and I'm not interested in her private life. I just thought she was very funny in her videos. TechKnitter is much more useful to me.
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I don't read it because it's useful although it certainly is informative sometimes. I read it because it's usually funny.
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I know she's funny. But I work full time, belong to 7 online book clubs, run an artists' Yahoo group, and volunteer in 3 computer help forums. She's on my TBR list for the next blizzard.
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Yikes. I don't know how you have the time for all that.
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Katz,

I'm not exactly sure who you're talking about, but could you provide a link to some of her videos? I could use a good laugh, and I'm always interested in seeing new knitting techniques.

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Yikes. I don't know how you have the time for all that.
I'm single, no kids! Oh, almost forgot, learning to knit too.
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Katz,

I'm not exactly sure who you're talking about, but could you provide a link to some of her videos? I could use a good laugh, and I'm always interested in seeing new knitting techniques.

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Heh-heh. Just search "Yarn harlot" and "English Lever knitting" on Youtube. Some of them were video-ed during conferences, so you will miss some of the words, including the punch line to one joke.

Oh, here's her blog: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/ There's no real master index by topic; you just click on a date on the right side. When I first heard about her, I expected a much older woman, but she's been knitting since age 4.

Jan, is she Canadian?
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