Favorite Quotes

"For my totem, the alley cat. We share the situation of small predators who easily become prey. I have my equivalent of claws and teeth, and indeed my arched back and loud hiss are my best defenses. When I need to hide my size and weakness, I can look fiercer than I am, but when I cannot talk or threaten or argue my way out of trouble, then I am in a lot of trouble. We are scavengers in the alleys and streets of a society we do not control and scarcely influence. We survive and perish both by taking lovers. Freedom is a daily necessity like water, and we love most loyally and longest those who allow us at least occasionally to vanish and wander the curious night. To them we always return from the eight deaths before the last."

from Braided Lives by Marge Piercy

Reader's Link - March 2012 Staff Picks Archive

The Yarn Harlot Writes Again

All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin

Title: All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin
By: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Popular knitting blogger Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has released another charming collection of essays. Her simple but amusing tales range from addictive properties of yarn to the unfortunate demise of household appliances and family battles over closet space. While her stories focus largely on knitting, her humor can be appreciated by almost anyone.

Those who enjoy Stephanie's writing and are looking for more can also find the following books at the library:

Yarn harlot : the secret life of a knitter
At knit's end : meditations for women who knit too much
Knitting rules!
Free-range knitter : the yarn harlot writes again
Things I learned from knitting-- whether I wanted to or not

In addition, you can visit the author's blog at http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/.

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Posted by Ginger L. on March 8, 2012 at 8:12 a.m.

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