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Mothnoun: The devil incarnate, eater of both stash and finished objects. Should be treated with a zero-tolerance attitude." --The Secret Language of Knitters* More than 140 terms, from acrylic to yarn porn, are collected and defined for America"s 60 million knitting-obsessed.From the 25-year-old hipster to her 85-year-old grandmother, more than a third of the women in the United States knit.For the yarn-obsessed, Mary Beth Temple offers a glossary of knitting jargon and terminology inThe Secret Language of Knitterswith entries like:*Design Elementsnoun: Mistakes. As in "The fact that one sleeve is five inches longer than the other is not a mistake, it is a design element."*Stress Knittingnoun: When the going gets tough, the tough get knitting.With a universal affinity for cashmere and an absolute abhorrence of moths, veteran and beginning knitters alike will be certain not to cast off this humorous lexicon compendium.
Mary Beth Temple, a crocheter since childhood, is a member of the Crochet Guild of America. She is a frequent writer and designer for Interweave Crochet. She's also the author of six books. Mary Beth and her family live in Tenafly, NJ.