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 one Quick Start Knit or Quick Start Crochet class at The Shabby Sheep on Boll Street (a $25 value). Knitting students will need to bring along worsted-weight yarn and size-eight needles, or purchase them at class; crochet student should bring worsted weight-yarn and a size G or H crochet hook.
Nestled inside a cozy vintage cottage, the award-winning Shabby Sheep swaths learners in handmade fibers and local artists’ knitting knowledge. In the Quick Start Knit classes small groups unravel needlework basics such as casting on, binding off, and wrestling yarn balls from clawing lemurs. During the course of 90 minutes students discover how to craft snowman-ready scarves and other rectangular objects. Crocheters practice the stitches that bind lace and doilies, learning to wield hooks with the grace of a pirate ballerina. Participants leave with new needle-working know-how as well as a tight-knit group of friends, eager to return to The Shabby Sheep for future shopping trips and stitching socials.
2110 Boll St.
Dallas, Texas 75204