Knitting circles were once a popular place to exchange rumors about the area's handsomest fireman, which of the neighboring towns' mayors were secretly left-handed, and the fate of the Crumb brothers. Get your finger on the pulse and some yarn with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of needlecraft supplies and accessories at Stitch Niche in Dunnellon.
Housed in a tree-shaded cottage dating back to 1923, Stitch Niche stocks hundreds of types of yarns as well as accessories for knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. Craft a cozy for each of your electronic devices using 183 yards of Plymouth Dreambaby DK yarn ($3.79) and high-quality Brittany birch knitting needles ($7), which minimize snags, dropped stitches, and the need for chopsticks to work two jobs.
The Denise needle set ($50) accommodates a variety of projects, from loosely knit hats to tightly knit families of socks that never abandon each other in the dryer. Novice needleworkers can learn the tricks of the trade with helpful instructional books, such as the Beginners’ Guide to Crochet ($2.75) and 99 Knit Stitches ($14), which contains patterns for knitting sweaters, mufflers, disguises for sought-after books, and pillows.
20782 Walnut St.
Dunnellon, Florida 34431