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April 8, 2022
5th Annual Local Yarn Store Day: Saturday, April 30

Celebrate the 5th Annual Local Yarn Store Day with Skeins on Main!

Saturday, April 30 from 9:30am-3pm, join us at Skeins on Main as we celebrate the 5th Annual Local Yarn Store Day with our knitting, crocheting and weaving community!
Our new projects, gifts and launches have everything to do with outdoors, sunshine, gardening, and farmer's marketing. 

*Herb Jar Knit or Crochet Lattice Cozy Kits (over $20 value!) - gifts to customers spending $35 (seeds included! first come, first served, until supplies last!) 
*New Samples & Patterns for Packable Market Bags (knit & crochet) - you'll enjoy this lovely stitch and thoughtful, handy design 
*Two New Yarns! We're excited to cast on the soft, soft cotton, and a wonderful linen blend.
*Lovely New Summer Top Sample - We're pretty sure you'll LOVE this popular knit pattern in our new cotton and linen. The gentle ombre makes it extra special. 

We'll also be enjoying delicious, handmade craft chocolate from a new woman-owned small business, Dwaar Chocolate. T
hese scrumptious bites are on the house this Saturday! 

March 25, 2022

Ukraine Support Day - Save the Date: Friday, April 8

On Friday, April 8, Downtown Rochester is working with the Ukrainian-American Crisis Relief Committee of Michigan to spread awareness and fundraise for Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine. Many downtown shops will be participating to demonstrate support and fundraise through the weekend.

Please join Skeins on Main as we support this vital effort. All donations will directly support the Ukrainian-American Crisis Relief Committee.

We will offer:
Ukraine Pin Knit/Crochet Kits - with Cookie!
Minimum Donation: $10

We're teaming up with our favorite cookie maker, Vienna Treats, to create a special kit. Knit or crochet a blue and yellow pin to show your support for Ukraine. The kit will include yarn, pattern, pin backer and a cookie! Available Friday and Saturday (and/or until we run out). 

Knit Doctor and Sit & Knit/Crochet 
Friday, April 8, 12-4PM
Minimum Donation: $10

The Doctor is IN! Bring your knit or crochet project oopsies to get fixed! This isn't a lesson or class, but the Doctor will get you fixed up so you can get back to work. 

We invite you to join us for the afternoon for a social sit & knit. We promise camaraderie and laughter -- and all the warm fuzzies you'll get from playing with yarn while supporting a most worthy cause. We can't wait to spend time with you.

March 10, 2022

New Yarn!

Stop by the store to take a look at the latest from Berroco -- Vivo, a 100% Cotton in perfect bright color and pastel tones to get us ready for the first day of Spring! 

March 10, 2022
Social Sit & Knit + Crochet Schedule
We've heard you! Many of you have requested designated times on our schedule to sit and knit or crochet together. We completely understand! There is nothing better than the stories, laughter and fun that percolate when groups of knitters and crocheters gather together.

So we've added two "Sit and Knit + Crochet" sessions to our weekly schedule and invite you to stop by! Come hang out with us at Skeins on Main on Monday nights and Saturday mornings - bring your own projects or we're happy to help you find one. Registration not necessary.

Monday Nights: 7-9PM
Saturday Mornings: 9:30-11:30AM or whenever - we are open 'til 3PM

Please note: These sessions will not have a teacher on hand. This is a social knit/crochet group opportunity.
You are also welcome to stop by the store and bring your projects to work on. We have tables, chairs and comfy couches - please bring yourself, a friend if you'd like, and make yourself comfortable any time.

February 17, 2022
Gorgeous New Hand-Dyed Yarns from Mystic Fibers - EXCLUSIVE to Skeins

A couple of years ago, we were introduced to a new dyer in the area. We've been thrilled with the results of the relationship. You won't find these yarns anywhere else but Skeins, and you've shown us that you love them as much as we do. Which is why we're so excited to share NEW fibers, all hand-dyed in gorgeous colors just like you're used to seeing by Mystic Fibers. These are soft and luxurious to the touch. Here's a quick run-down of the latest drop:

Gin Membership - Single-ply, 40% Superfine Merino, 40% Alpaca, and 20% Silk. 252 yards. Now that you know what's in this yarn, we think you can start to imagine how it feels, but we still encourage you to come give it a squeeze. 

Bubbly - 100% Superwash Merino Boucle. 240 yds. Trying this one out in a small batch -- it's super soft and bouncy and we can't wait to know what you think.

Old Fashioned
80% Alpaca and 20% Acrylic. Your very, very, very fuzzy new best friend. About 20 colors. 273 yards.

August 22, 2020
We've got the TEA!

Today was a big day at Skeins, as we officially became a retailer for Octavia Tea Company!! Tea is a new, exciting, and complementary addition to our line of beautiful yarns that contain so many natural fibers. It only made sense to bring in a natural product that could so easily be enjoyed with the yarns.  We're very excited to delve into this area, and to bring these amazing teas to Rochester.
We carry full tins, sample sizes and sampler sets so you can discover your favorite types and flavors of tea. It's such a big world to explore and we hope you enjoy trying, tasting and sipping a big cup of tea while you knit!