Knitting circles were once a popular place to exchange rumors about the area's handsomest fireman, about which of the neighboring towns' mayors were secretly left-handed, and about the fate of the Crumb brothers. Get your finger on the pulse and some yarn with today's Groupon to Northampton Wools. Choose between two options:
- For $12, you get to take a three-hour knitting workshop (up to a $25 value).
- For $40, you get to take a six-week knitting course (a $95 value).
With more than 26 years of acquired knitting knowledge, the professional yarn darners at Northampton Wools teach novice knitters how to fasten fibers famously. Shorn-sheep sewers can begin by browsing Northampton's bounty of natural knitting necessities. Once digits are dressed with the proper tools, they can follow the lead of noted knitter Linda Daniels and her staff of six, who together introduce basic techniques in the three-hour workshop. During this one-day course, students learn to cast on, knit, purl, and taunt cats. More well-versed weavers might want to partake in a six-week knitting course (meeting once a week for two hours), in which students are organized according to their stitching skill set and sense of gravity.