No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 17, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 512 pages
24 Reviews
Examines the history of the nation from the perspective of women and knitting, tracing the changes in day-to-day life and in women's roles in society from colonial times to the present.
  

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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  - Catherine - Goodreads

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

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Colonial Knitters
2Knitting for Liberty
3Knitting in the Circle of Domesticity
4Westward Knit
5Knitting for the Blue
6Knitting for the Gray
12Flappers Versus the OldFashioned Knitters
13The Thirties Knitting Craze
Knitting in War and Peace
Argyles to Zimmermann
16Knitting Now and WhitherKnit?
Notes
The Forties Knitting in War and Peace
Knitting from A to Z Argyles to Zimmermann

7MidCentury Knitters
8Sporty Victorian Knitters
9Old Knitters in New Roles
10Oh Say Can You KnitFor Sammy?
11Men and Children for Sammy Too
Knitting Now and WhitherKnit?
Bibliography
Illustration Sources and Credits
About the Author
Copyright

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