Bored with batting at balls of yarn, a group of dexterous kittens were the first to master the needle arts, producing such useful items as knit mittens and crocheted laser pointers. Furnish your feline skills with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of yarn at Twist.
Knitters and crocheters of all abilities can keep their hands busy year-round with Twist's instructional classes, events, and expansive yarn collection. Knit a newborn his first pair of Zubaz with a few skeins of Sprout cotton yarn—a bulky-yet-lightweight organic cotton yarn that comes in an array of both bold and soft-hued colors ($10.50/109 yards). Multi-tonal, hemp, and cotton-blend yarns ($7.50/115 yards) provide warm-weather weavers a yarn appropriate for star-spangled crocheted crop tops; sparkly silk and mohair threads by Kid Seta ($11.50–$13.50/230 yards) wind their way into gala-worthy garments.
In addition to its piles of wooly treasures and knitting tools, Twist's lounge equips Stitch and Bitch participants with tables, chairs, and comfy couches to work on projects, talk fiber with friends, or attempt to click their needles quietly during monthly movie nights.
Don’t worry if, while attending a movie night at Twist, you begin to hear a steady clicking sound—nothing is wrong with the craft shop’s projector. The movie owes its inadvertent soundtrack to the needles that click together as guests busily knit and crochet scarves, mittens, and blankets. At social events such as Saturday’s Movie Night, as well as at introductory classes held throughout the week, Twist’s staff members foster an informal environment in which they help guests hone their clothes-making skills. They stock their cubbies with polychromatic yarns and other supplies and keep the shop open for crafters in need of a nonjudgmental place to knit tube socks for their kitchen table’s legs.