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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne L Macdonald Narrator: Kymberly Dakin Publisher: Knitting Out Loud Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jean | 2/13/2014

    " Very interesting! Great reference book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary-Heather | 2/11/2014

    " I love nonfiction history - particularly women's history - and this is a dense, fascinating read if you are interested in the social aspects of knitting in America. It actually made me proud to be a knitter and a textile crafter - in a world that no longer "needs" handmade fibers, but once very much did, it was eye-opening to read about how knitting has been a truly revolutionary act. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 2/5/2014

    " This knitting history focuses upon America, so it starts at a later date than others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sw | 2/4/2014

    " Listened to audio version and enjoyed it, but it would have been very dry to read. "

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