Unwind's comfy knitting haven provides a casual getaway to learn and create yarn-based treasures. Three two-hour introductory classes (a $90 total value) will help neophyte knitters learn the soft, cozy ropes by teaching such techniques as purling, picking up stitches, and binding off finished pieces. With guidance from a friendly, experienced instructor, students can attain proper needle form while learning how to correctly pick textiles to prevent intricately woven socks from turning into avant-garde sleeping bags. Although materials such as needles and yarn are not included with this Groupon, a 20% discount to in-store purchases is also included in this deal.
Symposium Books's used volumes surround visitors with the aromas of beloved pages, and a trove of new books elicits scintillating discussions. Recent fiction releases such as Jim Harrison's Returning to Earth, a bittersweet memoir, transport readers to faraway lands and fresh sentiments, and art books including Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol ($27.98) array glossy spreads of eye candy and showcase the solidness of homemade coffee tables. Academic tomes, children’s titles, and graphic novels by local and international artists also parade across brimming shelves, where literary joy waits between pages like a fugitive paper doll.
Spanning three generations, the fashion experts at Karma Couture work tirelessly to validate the authenticity and value of each piece of clothing consigned to their shop. The bustling store carries only luxury brands, with a never-ending rotation of apparel and accessories by designers such as Tory Burch, J. Crew, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Burberry. The stock ranges from denim and dresses to shoes and handbags, and with a few exceptions, only one of each item graces the store’s shelves at any given time. Each preowned, gently used piece receives a hearty markdown of up to 80% off its original retail price, and a progressive markdown occurs every 30 days if an item remains unsold or starts feuding with nearby outerwear.
A two-year subscription to Woodcraft Magazine arms lathe laureates and router rookies alike with 12 issues of tips, tool reviews, and step-by-step instructions for a range of projects. With articles contributed by seasoned level-five woodworking gurus, recent issues have dispensed sage advice on such topics as glue management, staying safe at the table saw, and breaking boards with the power of suggestion. Step-by-step photography accompanies each set of design instructions, clearly detailing the progress of projects such as a fully finished set of stackable wine racks or a modular home office with a red-oak-and-plywood design. Tool experts introduce readers to the latest in woodworking technology with product reviews, and shop-design specialists keep timber tinkerers efficient with articles on specialized storage, shop setup, and making a robot assistant out of a mini fridge.