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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  - 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  - 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

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

User Review  - Feistymonkey - Goodreads

I really liked this book, but it had some flaws. For example she would start off multiple decades/chapters with the idea that knitting, after losing favor, was back with a vengeance, but failed to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Rozanne - Goodreads

A pleasant surprise. I grabbed this in the library cuz I couldn't believe there was a book on such a narrow topic (and a topic that is of great interest to me). It's quite interesting--who knew how ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Alicia - Goodreads

Interesting read on the historical aspect of hand knitting. It covers the time from the American settlers to the 1980s. The author kept it interesting and the photographs are outstanding. Read full review

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

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

This book was chock full o' interesting subject matter, but was written just like every one of my undergrad and graduate papers: Statement. 12 quotes you've dug up in support of said statement ... Read full review


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