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 $49, you get two private knitting lessons or four group knitting classes at Creative Knitworks in Westwood (a $100 value).
Creative Knitworks imparts the know-how of the needle-wielding arts to knitting newbies and pros, tailoring both group and private lessons to needle-crafters’ aspirations. Soak up undivided attention and in-depth discussion of projects tailored to your knitting level in 90-minute private lessons (a $50 value per lesson), or opt for a convivial community atmosphere in open-topic or drop-in group classes (a $25 value per class). Two-hour open-topic sessions, held Mondays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m., cover everything from basic knitting and crochet techniques to fashioning a doily big enough to cover your car. Drop-in sessions let students pick their own subjects to tackle between 10 a.m. and noon on Sundays, such as starting a first sweater or mastering difficult stitches. You may also choose to mix and match, taking one private class and two group classes.
Though materials are not included with this deal, Groupon fiber-crafters receive a 10% discount on in-store purchases. Patrons can mine the shop's colorful shelves for yarn, kits, patterns, and all of the other supplies essential for fabric-fabricating and eating wool with chopstick-shaped needles.
300 Fairview Ave.
Westwood, New Jersey 07675