No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting
An historian and lifelong knitter, Anne Macdonald now expertly guides readers on a revealing tour of the history of knitting in America. In No Idle Hands Macdonald considers how the necessity -- and the pleasure -- of knitting has shaped women's lives.
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