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Old 10-31-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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Yarn Harlot as therapy
i just love reading her books. the very first time i took one home, i realized how much i needed it. it's like she's in your head. there's nothing like reading thoughts/obsessions about knitting from a fellow obsesser.

today should be payday. i say should be because for some reason my direct deposit hasn't gone through and i can't access my info. i kind of feel like my life is on hold. not good when i had today set aside to go get all my christmas yarn. i just pulled up stephanie's blog for the first time in over a month. she already has me laughing out loud about the Furnace Wars.

what are your stories about the Yarn Harlot? what do you love most about her books/blog?

personally, it's great to know there's someone else out there like me. i'm not alone. i BELONG.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:34 PM   #2
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My favorite book is Knitting Rules, least favorite is her new one Cast Off. She is hilarious, I love how she writes with such honesty about the silly things we go through.

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Old 11-02-2007, 11:18 AM   #3
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Yarn Harlot is great!
I've read two of her books, and some of her stories I feel I could have written. Definitely enjoyable, and very quick reads (although reading her books keeps me from knitting!).
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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I love how "real" she is. I also love that she lives in Toronto, since that's where I grew up and she mentions a lot of Canadian things that I can relate to. I just love how funny she is and how down to earth her writing is.

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Old 11-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #5
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It's just nice to kow that there are others like me out there. I got addicted to knitting in a hurry, and only know a few other people who knit IRL. Stephanie's books are funny and relatable. And she's incredibly nice in person too!
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:25 PM   #6
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When she came to speak in Portland it was one of the best crowds I had eve been in. Dare I say better than the Pixies? No that may be overstating things. BUt she is awesom. Ditto what everyone else said.
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