No idle hands: the social history of American knitting

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Ballantine Books, Aug 12, 1988 - Crafts & Hobbies - 484 pages
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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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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


Colonial Knitters
Knitting for Liberty
Knitting in the Circle of Domesticity

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Historian Anne L. MacDonald challenged the stereotype that women are mechanically inert in her book, "Feminine Ingenuity: Women and Invention in America.

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