With the holidays just around the corner, get a head start on present ideas and gift your loved ones a chunky knit blanket personally crafted by you, or treat yourself. Learn step-by-step how to hand-knit at one of these DIY classes hosted by AR Workshop in Roseville at their art studio (1426 E. Roseville Parkway). What started off as an online Etsy store by two designers developed into a live studio offering hands-on classes for creating decor and goods out of raw materials. Skip the needles but bring your patience, as no experience is necessary to make this cozy blanket and get creative with your selection of merino wool yarn colors; the perfect color combination is enough to bring the room together. As the weather is rapidly changing, these soft and heavy blankets will do the trick to keep you warm in cold or wet conditions. The wool fibers in the yarn trap in the heat and are guaranteed to keep you at your coziest. Times and dates for this workshop vary and will go through Nov. 24. Reserve your spot for this hand-knitting experience for $95 and gather a group of friends to join you. To register and see available spots for the workshops, visit AR Workshop Roseville’s calendar page at Arworkshop.com.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 11 of issue #304 (Nov. 6 – 20, 2019)**