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Knitter's Review
July 29, 2004

Signs of summer, handspun with rudbeckiaI love learning about history, especially when it is presented within a familiar context.

That's exactly what Anne Macdonald does in No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting. The book offers an enlightening look at how knitting has shaped women's lives throughout American history. Lucky for us, it's back in print, and I review it this week.


In the Boutique: Protect Your Library
Have you loaned your knitting books to other people, only never to see them (the person or the book) again? Let our knitting-themed bookplates bring your wayward books home!

Fall Retreat Update
The third-annual Knitter's Review Retreat will take place November 5-7 in Syria, Virginia. Although the weekend spots are now booked, we do have a waiting list for anybody interested, and there's still room for Saturday visitors, so learn more and register to join us.

In the Forums: Moth Prevention
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July Subscriber Prize
Congratulations to Nancy B., winner of this month's drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Stonewall Kitchen.

As always, I thank you for your readership and your support. Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums.

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