Aristotle was the first to write that what separates man from beast is not our ability to reason but rather our ability to use yarn and needles to knit our own books. Craft your own copy of Poetics with today's Groupon to Sheepish in Decatur. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of yarn, needles, and more.
- For $12, you get a one-hour private knitting lesson (a $25 value).
Sheepish stuffs its shelves with vibrant fibers, needles, and other knitting supplies, and an amenable staff stands ready to satisfy any and all string-related inquiries. A reasonably priced selection of knitting, crocheting, and weaving products is available for uninitiated and seasoned fiber-wizards alike. Brittany straight needles ($7–$9) send fingers flying through a scarf-sized skein of Cascade 220 wool ($7), and geometrically talented crafters can produce Möbius strip sweatbands by the dozen out of basic cotton yarns ($2.50/ball). Yarn wranglers seeking helpful hemming hints can procure a handy booklet ($6.50), a book brimming with sewing knowledge ($10–$30), or a panoply of premade patterns to guide their hands ($3–$7).
Sheepish's one-on-one lessons are completely personalized and cater to the whims and skill level of each string-tangled student. From guidance on finishing a sweater to assistance with handfuls of tough stitches, Sheepish's deft instructors effectively impart their fiber expertise in a supportive environment. Small groups of friends can also create a lesson together, learning to crochet each other into trust circles or generate petite portfolio cozies for fellow stockbrokers.