No Idle Hands

No Idle Hands : The Social History of American Knitting

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CONTAINS 4 CDs Knitting was interwoven into the lives of women throughout American history. 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 more

Product details

  • Audio disc | 4 pages
  • 137.16 x 147.32 x 25.4mm | 136.08g
  • Knitting Out Loud
  • Stockton Springs, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged
  • 0979607337
  • 9780979607332

About Annie L. Macdonald

Historian Anne L. Macdonald, the former head of the History Department at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. is also the author of Feminine Ingenuity: Women and Invention in America (1994) and Perrot: The Story of a Library (2006).show more

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