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Inspired by knitting cafés on the West Coast, Helane Blumfield opened one of the first in New York City in 2002—The Point Knitting Cafe. With the motto "eat, knit, and be happy" emblazoned on the window, the small store is clean and bright, with whitewashed exposed-brick walls. The café’s main draw is its sense of community: Knitters can stay all day, drinking coffee and eating pastries, sandwiches, and tasty cupcakes that bring in hungry non-knitters as well. Beginning crochet and knitting classes are held regularly, and there are often one-off workshops on projects like spindle spinning, dyeing yarn, and knitting hats with earflaps. Lining the walls are knitting supplies—high-quality yarns from big names like MalabrigoYarn, Misti Alpaca, and Rowan's Organic Wool Naturally Dyed line, as well as hand-painted yarns from small, local label Schafer and Claudia. The store creates exclusive patterns, sells books, and does free video podcasts on stitches, knitting in the round, casting, and other technique topics.