No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

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"Fascinating . . . What is remarkable about this book is that a history of knitting can function so well as a survey of the changes in women's rolse over time."-- The New York Times Book Review An historian and lifelong knitter, Anne Macdonald 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. Here is the Colonial woman for whom idleness was a sin, and her Victorian ...

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting 1990, Ballantine

ISBN-13: 9780345362537

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No idle hands : the social history of American knitting 1988, Ballantine Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780345339065

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