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978-0-345-36253-7 / 0345362535

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

by Macdonald, Anne

Publisher:Ballantine Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Drawn from diaries, letters and personal reminiscences, No Idle Hands tells an intimate and sometimes hair-raising story of hand knitting in America from Colonial times onward. Women knit through the hardships of covered wagon travel across the West. They knit to save their husbands and sons from freezing to death on battlefields. Shell-shocked men knit to save their sanity in hospitals during both world wars. No Idle Hands documents the importance knitting has had in American life.

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