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
26 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  - 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

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

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I'd previously read the full book for a class and loved it. This time I listened to the abridged audio version, which was not well edited. The transitions between chapters was quite abrupt and post ... 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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