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It’s time for another giveaway! This time I’ve got something for the knitting folks. Although, you don’t really have to be a knitter to enjoy Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s brilliant writing style. She’s terribly funny, and you can get a taste of her humor at her blog: Yarn Harlot.

This giveaway is for Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting.

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from amazon:
Using a travel guide format as her launching pad, Pearl-McPhee acts as tour guide extraordinaire, displaying her trademark razor-sharp wit as she describes and critiques every aspect of this land she knows so well — its people, native language, familiar phrases, strange beliefs, etiquette, and cultural customs. Readers will love her timeline of notable dates in knitting history and rarely celebrated knitting heroes, from the samurai warriors of Japan to the “Terrible Knitters of Dent.” And, while the land of knitting is a peaceful place, it does have its political arguments, such as the acrylic versus natural fibers and circular versus straight needles debates.

You can take a look inside the book at amazon.

How to enter: Leave a comment on this post. You don’t need to say anything but hello, but we could start a conversation on handmade holiday gifts. (Yes, it’s that time of year!) Have you started making gifts? Are you going to buy handmade? More of a gift card giver? I’m going to come clean right now and say I haven’t even started thinking about it. Yikes!

Bonus entry: Share this giveaway on facebook, twitter, [insert your favorite social networking site here] and leave another comment.

I’ll close comments on Wednesday, November 23rd. Shipping is free within the U.S. International folks are welcome to enter, but I’ll need a few bucks via paypal to cover sending it overseas.


19 Responses to craft book giveaway: yarn harlot’s cast off

  1. Pat says:

    hello, I enjoy your blog; thanks for sharing it. For Christmas I am looking for a special scarf pattern for a friend who lost her daughter.
    I hope I can find what I imagine. I enjoy looking, but at some point I have to just knit.

  2. Pat Fell says:

    OK, Julie, I’m in.

    Mostly I’m knitting gifts — a pair of fingerless gloves for the Best Boss Ever, socks for the old and rare High School crush/buddy, and whatever else I can manage by mid-December. Hemming 8 napkins and a tablecloth for the treasured niece who will have to put it all away somewhere until she decides to stay in one place for a while. The plan was to do it with some simple hand embroidery but the sewing machine is looking better every day. Just the highlights,the things I think I might even finish in time.

    Love Ms Pearl McPhee for her compassion for the perpetually unfinished. She can point and giggle without producing guilt or embarrassment. Big talent!

    Cheers and a happy run-up to the Holidays.

  3. Steph says:

    Hey Julie,

    All our Chrissy stuff is in storage so I am checking out what free printables are available. I have found some really quick and effective Chrissy decorations thanks to Pinterest and have a few kids items to make too… Better get to it hey!! Lol

    Xo Steph

  4. Maureen says:

    I have had this book on my wish list.
    I love reading her blog.
    What a great item,
    have a marvelous holiday season.

  5. Virginia Rowan says:

    I like your website..inspiring

  6. Rae says:

    I am planning on making a few gifts and I have so many ideas, but I have yet to start anything and time is slipping by. Oh my.

  7. Anne Marie says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book – my goal is to become a first class knitter.

  8. Julie Stewart says:

    Hey Julie, Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’ve been working on my third scarf and some fingerless gloves. Thanks for the great give away! :)

  9. Laura Snazel says:

    I love reading your blog, Julie, it makes me smile! This is the very first year that I am ahead of making gifts, all of which are ornaments for my sister’s tree. They range from felt, fabric, beaded embroidery to knitted glass covers. I feel sooo craftsy! Love your give-away!

  10. Laura Snazel says:

    I shared & posted this on my Facebook wall!

  11. Debbie S says:

    Looks like a great book. I’m working on my last 4 Christmas gifts. Gotta get ’em done!!

  12. Amy says:

    I would love to win this! I am giving hand knit socks this year, have done 18 pairs with three to go. I started in January, and may yet make it!

  13. Amy McGlynn says:

    I am giving hand knit socks, and am on my 18th pair. I need three more. I started in January, and have hopes I will make it.

  14. Carol says:

    You guys do an amazing job coming up with week after week.
    I teaching my grandson (4yr) to knit. He saw an “Arthur”
    show (pbs) where Arthur learns to knit. We are making a scarf with on knit st. He wraps the yarn around the kneedle and I do the rest. Do any of you have experience teaching children how to knit without their loosing interest?

  15. Cindy says:

    I have her “Knitting Rules” book and can’t do without it when I’m knitting socks. I am curious about her other books – my fingers are crossed.

  16. TateTwo says:

    After 48 years, still trying to get the hang of using 2 needles instead of one hook :) Made some medieval crocheted gloves the other day and working on some wreaths for a decorating contest :)

  17. zful says:

    I’m working on six pairs of socks for the holidays. Have 3 left to go.

  18. Joan says:

    It’s a knitted mitten Christmas!