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It’s a Special Kind Of Sunday!

January 24th, 2015

It’s the first year that I can remember the weather being good for the Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester. Every year, either it’s too warm and we have to move it, or it’s too cold for anyone to come out. This year… It’s about perfect.

If you’re not sure what the Festival is, let me just sum it up… Outdoor activities. It’s a phenomenal family event, that is centered around enjoying Michigan’s winter activities. There’s a tube run down 3rd Street, and ice skating rink, dog sledding (be sure to pet those sweet puppies for me!), a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and building s’mores, ice sculptures, and so much more. And the best part? There’s no admission charge!!

Oh, but wait… it gets better. Because the weather is SO good, and because I have the most wonderful team in the world, we’re going to be OPEN ON SUNDAY, January 25th! That’s right – you can come down, enjoy the festivities, AND visit your favorite yarn shop on SUNDAY. We’ll be opening the doors at 10am and will remain open until 3pm. We hope you’ll stop in and say hello, tell us all about your downtown adventures, warm up, and see all the exciting new yarns that haven’t even been announced in the newsletter yet. Woo-hoo! So much fun!

Don’t want to try to park downtown? That’s ok, too. Head over to Buffalo Wild Wings at Livernois and Walton. There’s a free shuttle that’ll bring you straight downtown. It runs in a continuous loop, so you won’t have to wait too long. The bus starts running at 10am.

Happy knitting!

Lori & The Amazing, Phenomenal, Super-Fantabulous Skeins On Main Team


Parking Platform

January 7th, 2015

As you may have heard, work on the new parking platform behind Skeins has begun. The parking lot is now fenced off. As an alternative, please park in the small lot between ours and the Elevator, the lot behind Sergeant Appliance (north of University), or the lot behind O’Connor’s (south of Fourth). There is also parking on the street.  The City has promised us a shuttle bus, hopefully starting soon - we’ll keep you updated on that.  In the meantime, bundle up and we’ll have the heat on.  Hot coffee, too!  :)


Faults… and good news

November 4th, 2014

Today I was discussing with someone how terrible I am about posting on the website.  It’s one of my greatest faults.  Tell me to plan an event and you won’t be disappointed.  Tell me to keep up with posting on the website, we’ll have an issue…

So here’s my first attempt at getting better.

Shop Hop 2014 is THIS WEEKEND!  It’ll take place on Friday, November 7th, from 10am until 7pm (we open at 9:30, so we’ll start then) and Saturday, November 8th, from 9am until 5pm.  And you won’t believe all the things we have going on!  Watch your email for the special newsletter going out on Wednesday, November 5th, or just come in and visit us to see everything.

Our special guest for the weekend is the one and only Rhichard Devrieze.  If you’ve never had the extreme pleasure of talking with him, I hope you’ll schedule a little extra time.  His colors and fibers are just amazing, and he’ll have special “one hank wonders” with him for the weekend.  But hurry… you have to get them while he’s here.  When he leaves, sadly, so do they…  :(  See you this weekend!