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
18 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  - Janet - Goodreads

Nice audiobook about knitting, I learned lots. I can't imagine what people went through: knitting in covered wagons through hardships, knitting for servicemen during wars, servicemen knitting during ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Pancha - Goodreads

A social history from the Revolutionary War to the 1980s with particular focuses on wartimes. Its not a bad book, but it makes me want to read a straight history of knitting. Read full review


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?
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?
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