In this special episode, we spend time talking to popular author and blogger, the hilarious and insightful Stephanie Pearl-McPhee–we find out about her life as a knitting celebrity, learn about how she founded Knitters without Borders to support Doctors without Borders, get some advice about yarncrafting, and more.
(Visit Stephanie’s blog by clicking Yarn Harlot)
First, Liz and Zontee share their thoughts about why they like Stephanie’s writings so much. Then Jessica interviews Stephanie and talks to her about what she likes to knit, Knitters without Borders, getting recognized in yarn shops, her current projects, and her life as a writer/knitter/doula/mother/wife/et cetera!
Stephanie’s books include:
At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter
Knitting Rules! The Yarn Harlot’s Bag of Knitting Tricks
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting
and Things I Learned from Knitting (Whether I Wanted to or Not) coming out in 2008
Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life–Liz and Zontee talk about their stashes and how they organize their crafting materials,
taking into consideration what works for them.
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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:15 Intro and Welcome
02:06 Liz’s and Zontee’s thoughts on Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
04:15 Interview with Stephanie
05:19 What’s Stephanie’s favorite thing to knit?
07:17 Does Stephanie get recognized a lot?
09:57 What might surprise listeners about Stephanie?
13:56 What’s a day in the life of Stephanie like?
18:48 Has Stephanie noticed any knitter commonalities or local quirks in her travels?
22:39 What advice does Stephanie have for beginner knitters?
23:44 Stephanie discusses Knitters without Borders
28:05 What is one thing that Stephanie thinks every yarncrafter needs?
29:30 Stephanie talks about her upcoming books
31:30 Listener questions for Stephanie
33:10 Is Stephanie is a process or project knitter?
33:41 Is Stephanie a thrower or a picker?
35:33 Stranded on a desert island, what book would Stephanie bring with her?
36:17 How does Stephanie knit and read at the same time?
37:43 Are knitters naturally generous or is it the yarn fumes?
39:21 Does Stephanie feel pressure to be funny around knitters?
41:48 What would Stephanie knit with if she had no yarn?
43:20 Do Stephanie’s daughters knit?
46:40 How does Stephanie write embarrassing things about herself in a humorous and lighthearted way?
48:54 How does Stephanie knit so fast?
52:24 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life—organizing your stash
56:40 Special coupon code for listeners!
57:10 Thanks and preview of next episode