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In-depth and informative, and loaded with amusing anecdotes.

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  - Greta - Goodreads

As a knitter and feminist, this book was a fascinating history of Women in America as viewed through the lens of Knitting. I was constantly telling other people about what I had found reading this book. It looses steam a bit somewhat towards the end, but a wonderful if dense read! Read full review

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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

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  - Lisa Boone - Goodreads

A very scholarly work, full of information. 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

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  - 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

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