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Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

"No Idle Hands" is not a book for the casual reader. This is a serious, scholarly work on a rather narrow topic - the social history of knitting in America. If you are interested in knitting and its ... Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

This book is really interesting for somebody who hasn't had intensive study in history. There isn't really any history book out there that has a history of American knitting. They went from knitting ... Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Lisa Boone - Goodreads

A very scholarly work, full of information. Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

loved it - as much a social history of women in the US as of knitting Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Deborah Hopkinson - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book very much and it inspired one of my own about knitting in World War I. Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

I love this kind of social history, and this did not disappoint. It's gotten me seeing knitting everywhere (even in the historical drama we were watching last night!), and thinking about knitting a ... Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Stormy - Goodreads

Though an abridged version, there is a lot of information about women in history and the vital part they played. It was mind blowing to discover how much of an effect women had on the outcome of the ... Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Beth Montano - Goodreads

I like this book as it looks at the history of knitting in America. It is a good follow-up to the early chapters of The History of Hand Knitting by Rutt. Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

A nerdy book for a nerdy girl. It told an interesting story about the importance knitting has played in the social lives of both women AND men over the years, from war knitting to fashion knitting to ... Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Vanessa - Goodreads

I was a little disappointed that the book only goes up to the 1980s. I would love to read an updated version that includes the most recent revival of knitting among hip 20 somethings. Read full review


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