Once a practice of necessity, knitting is regaining modern popularity as a means of personalizing socks, scarves, and sweaters with fuzzy images of dinosaur warfare. Stitch together your prehistoric fantasies with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get beginner knitting or crocheting classes at Lovelyarns on West 36th Street (a $55 value). Needles and one skein of yarn are included with today’s deal.
Lovelyarns helps students unwind balls of thread and overstressed psyches with the relaxing art of fabric fabrication. Each beginner's class includes two two-hour sessions (scheduled about one week apart) and teaches participants to craft their own comfy attire and snuggly beer cozies. Students can get their scarf-knitting under way by learning to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off with a Learn to Knit class, or glean valuable stitching and chain-crafting techniques during Learn to Crochet classes. Whichever fiber-rich enlightenment form you choose, Lovelyarns' purling professionals provide helpful tips along the way, arming customers with the skills they need to knit personalized gifts for loved ones and jittery chihuahuas.