Denise's NeedleWorks
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

I am wife to Jeff, homeschool mom to 8, a knit and crochet teacher and totally addicted to knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. After knitting, crocheting and sewing my own clothing from the age of 10 on, I studied textiles & clothing in college. That lead me to 25 years of custom dressmaking and alterations work, while sewing, knitting and crocheting for my growing children. I have worked in the yarn industry for the past 3 years and have been designing my own knitting patterns. Visit my web site at Find me as DeniseInIowa on

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Educational Opportunity

I had the chance to set up a booth for Scandinavian Days in the small town of Story City, Iowa at the Son's of Norway lodge last month. It is an annual celebration that brings the whole town and many from surrounding towns out for fun and food.

I brought lots of great Norwegian knitting to show off. It was fun talking with people about their heritage. I heard so many say, "My grandmother(mother, aunt, etc.) has a sweater like this!" Knitting has been such a big part of the Norwegian culture and of course our ancestors brought it with them.

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