Archive for September 2008


Sock Knitting with Mary Ann — October Class

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Yummy socks!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to knit socks (and you live near Traer…) – here is your chance!

Join Mary Ann for 4 sessions to learn all the ins and outs of knitting socks.

You’ll use a heavier yarn and larger needles to get started.  If you can knit and purl, you can learn to knit socks!

Class fee is $20.  Supplies are extra, but participants get 10% off yarn and notions needed for class!

You will be working with Size 6 needles, either 2 circulars or a set of DPNs, and you’ll need Worsted Weight yarn.  We are recommending our Cascade 220 Superwash, and you’ll want to buy 2 skeins, but only wind one, as you may need not the 2nd, depending on the size you make.

Class Starts October 11, 2008, 9AM to 11AM

To sign up or if you have questions, please call (319-478-2049), visit (549 2nd St, Traer)  or e-mail Suzanne


Knots & Bolts in the news!

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The reporter from the local newspaper came to visit me and wrote up a very nice article for our local paper.  Our paper doesn’t keep the news online very long, but my sister mdae the article into a PDF for me:

Knots & Bolts in the news

This morning I was told that part of the article got picked up by the Marshalltown newspaper, and that link is here:


We’ve gotten a bunch of new knitting patterns, as well as some new fabric, thread and a new kit — I’ll be working on updating the website over the next day or so, and will post a wrap-up of everything new after the site has been updated.