Knitting was invented to turn the tumbling balls of yarn that littered the badlands habitat of early man into a soft, warm blanket for man's first pet rock. Create something cozy with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a beginning knitting class (a $40 value) and 10% off any in-store merchandise at Cloverhill Yarn Shop in Catonsville.
Cloverhill Yarn Shop's owner and experienced instructor imparts students of all ages, genders, and experience levels with needlework know-how via two-hour beginning knitting classes. Under the masterful tutelage of the shop's owner, neophyte knitters construct simple, but effectively neck-containing buttonhole scarves with cast-on, knit a stitch, purl stitch, and cast-off techniques. Pupils can experiment with an array of different colors and yarn types and, with class sizes capped at four–eight students, receive ample individual attention and private access to the minds of master knitters. Although students won't complete their project by the end of class, they leave with the in-house patterns to finish their project at home and may return for help at any time.
Armed with a 10% discount, newfound knitters can continue down a path toward stitching enlightenment by picking up items from the store's rainbow-colored stockade of standard yarn ($4+) and knitting needles ($7+).