THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! We have great specials going on and lots of knitted garments samples to view. Monthly coupons available by signing up for the newsletters.
KNIT MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014 On the first Saturday of February, Cynthia's Too joins with other Michigan yarn shops and a small army of volunteers to raise money for cancer patients. The event is fun and educational, you can shop in the Market, take a class, and at the end of the day you can leave knowing you have helped cancer patients and their families. In the seven previous years we have raised over $150,000 and donated thousands of patient comfort items, including chemo caps.
How can you help?
- Attend the event, February 1.
- Sign up for the Knit Michigan newsletter so you will know when registration opens for classes. Pre-registering for the admission fee ($10) puts you in the fast lane when you arrive at the event.
- Volunteer to help on the day of the event.
- Make a donation. Knit Michigan is a charitable non-profit. All funds raised are divided and distributed to five different cancer programs that have a state-wide mission.
- Start making patient comfort items. There are wonderful FREE patterns for hats, blankets, bears and pillows on the website: www.knitmichigan.org. Before you pick up your needles or hooks, please take a moment to read the tips from a cancer patient posted on our website and also what is the best choice in materials. Comfort items may be turned in to our shop any time during the year or mailed to: Knit Michigan, 47 E. Flint Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362.
How are your holidays going?
Make life easier pick up some gift certificates at Cynthia's!
Please call us if you have any questions at (231) 439-9221.
Welcome to the amazing world of Cynthia's Too!
We are so excited to be able to provide this new website as a service to you. We are proud to offer some of the most amazing yarns, patterns, and gifts. We hope you will take some time to look around the site, check out all the options available to you, enjoy the photo's of past and present in our montage of pictures, and sign-up for our emails.
Cynthia's Too started as Cynthia's Fine Yarns Celebrating Our 10th Year in Business - 2013!
In the summer of 2003, Cynthia’s Fine Yarns and Gifts opened in Mackinaw City. Located in a charming cottage with a lake view, this delightful store offered a wonderful selection of yarns, knitting patterns and notions, unique gifts, and excellent service. The shopper looking for yarn found an extensive collection of all kinds of yarn. Beautiful knitted models offered ideas and inspiration. Cynthia and her staff were always available to answer questions, help a knitter solve a problem, and offer advice. Those shopping for gifts found unusual and artistic items of a quality that far surpassed that of many other shops. The shop also offered classes covering the basics for beginners as well as others that encouraged the knitter to expand and challenge existing skills. The shop began to offer luncheons in the spring and fall, and gatherings of knitters on the beach. Soon Cynthia began offering retreats featuring well known designers as teachers and presenters. These reasonably priced events offered excellent speakers, wonderful food, and lots of camaraderie. A whole community of knitters found themselves coming together through the experience of this inspiring place.
However, Mackinaw City was a seasonal store, and it wasn’t long before knitters were asking for the yarns, gifts, service, and atmosphere all year round. In 2009, Cynthia’s Fine Yarns expanded to include the Petoskey store, Cynthia’s Too, located on Mitchell Street in the Gaslight District. With more space, the collection of yarn increased. A large area “upstairs” allowed more room for classes, and the Open Knits began. After the 2010 season, Cynthia made the decision to close the Mackinaw City store and concentrate efforts on Cynthia’s Too. The yarn collection is luscious, always up to date, and changes to meet the needs of the clientele. Displays and shop models offer inspiration and have been known to enable knitters as well. The shop continues to offer a variety of classes led by skilled and friendly instructors. Cynthia’s staff is always ready to help. Knitters look forward to the annual retreats, which fill up quickly. The spring and fall luncheons are well attended. The Open Knits have loyal followers, both local and seasonal; old friends gather and new ones are constantly being made. Everyone keeps up to date through the Ravelry page, Petoskey Pointy Sticks. Periodically, the shop conducts a Knit Along, and the participants in near and far locations chat and share their progress in the forums on this page.
If you are a knitter or crocheter, or always wanted to try, come to Cynthia’s Too. You will find a village of dedicated fiber people there to welcome you. Join us!!