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You swore you’d be a domestic diva by the time your little one arrived. Too bad his welcome home wardrobe consists of only blob-shaped hats and six-fingered gloves.

Grab your (poorly) swaddled babe and head to Hilltop Yarn for the new PINKS (Parents in Newbie Knitting Support) class.

With the moral support of other new and expectant parents, you’ll learn the fundamentals of knitting and get expert guidance as you navigate the delicate world of booties, baby caps, blankies, sweaters, and more.

You’ll feel proud of the accomplishment. And your babe will end up with the best outfits on the block.

Instead of just a yarn-spinning mom.

Classes held Mondays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., for four weeks beginning February 8, at Hilltop Yarn, 2225 Queen Anne Avenue North (206-282-1332 or hilltopyarn.com). Advance registration required.

this week in seattle!

Chinese Lantern Festival

What: Celebrate the end of the Chinese New Year with live performances, New Year-themed language learning, and activities for kids.
Why: Let your light shine.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Sponge, 3107 S. Day St., Seattle (206-227-7138).

Parents’ Night Out

What: Potty-trained kiddos enjoy games, puppet shows, a movie, a live animal encounter, and a tasty pizza dinner under the watch of staffers in the Zoomazium.
Why: It’s a kid-free night — go wild.
When: Sat., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Woodland Park Zoo, N. 50th St., b/t Fremont & Linden Aves. (206-548-2500).

Disney’s High School Musical

What: Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre performs the Disney hit — singing, dancing, and all.
Why: We’re all in this together.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun., noon & 5 p.m.
Where: Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. For info, call 206-526-5437 or go to broadwaybound.org.

Photo: Courtesy of Hilltop Yarn

3107 S Day St
Seattle, WA 98144
1625 Broadway
@ E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
Hilltop Yarn
2225 Queen Anne Ave N
bt Boston & McGraw Sts
Seattle, WA 98119
N 50th St
bt Fremont & Linden Aves
Seattle, WA 98103