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 two sessions of introductory knitting classes including supplies at Knit A Round (a $40 value). Classes will be offered starting April 7 and continue through July, every Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; every Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; and Sundays on April 10, May 1, May 15, June 12, June 26, July 10, and July 24, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Half of the 38 available class sessions will be designated as session-one classes, and the remaining half will be designated as session-two classes.
Knit A Round's introductory classes teach beginning yarn jockeys everything they need to know to begin exploring the world of needlery. Each class is limited to eight students, creating an intimate environment in which pupils can work at their own pace to ensure that techniques are securely planted in fertile brain soil, where they can blossom into the beautiful shrubbery of knowledge. After covering basics such as how to knit, purl, bind off, and cast on in the first sessions, instructors use the second sessions to teach students how to combine knit and purl stitches to create ribbing and seed stitch. Upon completing both lessons, former neophytes will be prepared to embark on their own personal beginner-level projects. Students are provided with all the supplies needed to begin knitting their destinies as masters of the yarn arts.