The Little Knittery is my favorite yarn shop in L.A., and they’ve got a whole new roster of classes coming up in August. Here are the ones that jumped out at me as ones that would be fun to try: Magic Loop Socks: Do you believe in magic? Teacher Ruth Waytz will show you how to use the magic loop technique to make a pair of socks. This is a great class if you are learning socks for the first time, or if you’ve been knitting socks on double pointed needles and crave a change. Skills req’d: cast on, knit, purl. Knitted Cacti: Knit a cactus that won’t prick you. Plant pot and pebbles included in class price. This makes a great little gift and is a good way to use up any and all green yarn you have leftover from other projects. Entrelac Zipper Pouch: Learn the steps required to knit entrelac (pronounced on-tri-lahk), a beautiful woven look. This is a great project to use up some of your yarn scraps. The class price includes access to my personal stash of yarn ends. If you’d like your pouch lined and zippered, you can drop it off with me for $10 extra. Knit Market Bag: Learn how to knit this practical and ecological carryall. Skills req’d: cast on, knit, purl. Basic Knitting 101 and Crocheting 101 classes are always free (visit the site for details), check out the calendar for the rest of the class descriptions, schedules, and prices.