No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

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Ballantine Books, Apr 7, 1990 - Crafts & Hobbies - 512 pages
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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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User Review  - Lindoula - LibraryThing

Not as good as I expected it to be, especially considered all the rave reviews I've heard from fellow knitters. I didn't feel like the author took all the historical information and transformed it ... Read full review

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

Contents

Colonial Knitters
3
Knitting for Liberty
26
Knitting in the Circle ofDomesticity
44
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

MacDonald has successfully marketed her own patented invention. She is the former chair of the history department of the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC.

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