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 deal: For $29, you get to take any four classes at L & B Yarn Co., a shop for all things knitting, nestled in the heart of Norman. A class usually costs $35 to $60, so the average value of four classes is $190. Plus, students receive yarn with each class.
Classes at L & B are fun and friendly get-togethers that take place on Saturdays, either from 10 a.m. to noon or from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. They're announced every few weeks (check online or call ahead to learn about class availability) and include techniques for creating everything from a felted spectacle case to a linen-stitch scarf. Hobnob with like-minded stitchianados and feel like part of a special secret knitting society whose black robes are perfectly even around the edges and mostly made with stockinette stitch. If purls keep tangling your needles into a series of incomprehensible sigils, the kind and steady hands of L & B's staff will help sort out the mess and teach you how to avoid it in the future.
L & B is a spacious and beautifully appointed shop, packed to the rafters with a variety of standard and specialty yarns. The substantial stock of skeins, hanks, and balls is neatly sorted by color and displayed in a spectrum of plush creative potential. Books of patterns and technique as well as a wide variety of needles and crocheting supplies are also for sale. The clean, modern mood makes L & B a wonderful place to pass a Saturday afternoon, and, to the ear of the knitting enthusiast, the soft clatter of needle against needle becomes an elaborate aria or gentle folk song that tells the story of the adventures of a cat and its best friend, an old car.