For $45, today's Groupon gets you a felted hand knit stocking kit at Urban Yarns (a $92 value), with locations in Point Grey and Edgemont.
Urban Yarns is a mega house of luxurious yarns, patterns, tools, and more. The hand knit stocking kit comes with the tools necessary to knit the Urban Yarn-designed, Dr. Seuss-inspired Christmas stocking: four skeins of Afrika yarn from Fleece Artist ($67.80), a pattern for the stocking ($6.95), a pompom maker ($9.95), and wire for the curled stocking tip ($2.95). Each kit comes in a fashionable Urban Yarns tote bag ($4.50). The stocking design, featuring alternating colours of ruby and cedar with an au naturel white trim, is new for Christmas 2010.
Georgia Straight featured Urban Yarns and its Sock Boot Camp. The Vancouver Sun and Vancouver magazine both mentioned the store in articles on great shopping destinations. Seven Yelpers give Urban Yarns at its former Point Grey location an average of four stars.
- Know your Alchemy from your Blue Sky Alpacas and your Gedifra from your Koigu? Urban Yarnites do and can explain the hundreds of luxury yarns the store carries (and supplies to its vendors), as well as the accessories that work best. – Lucy Hyslop, Vancouver Sun
- They've got a very nice selection of a lot of different kinds of yarn, and they are eager and excited to get you going and keep you going. – Darcy C., Yelp