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Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat!

Hey there guys! Registration for the 2013 MRMKR is now open. The retreat will be Thurs, July 18 through Sun, July 21 in beautiful Allenspark, Colorado. We'll be staying at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge with Cathy and Cory and their amazing cooking.

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2012 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat Scholarships

Hey guys!! The 2012 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat (MRMKR) is scheduled for July 19-22 in Allenspark Colorado. We are now taking nominations for two full scholarships to the retreat.

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Hilarious "How to Knit" video - from Dan

It's a bit long and you can skip through parts of it, but it's pretty hilarious.

Knitting 101 by DanTuty.


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Sew down gently, without casting off?

I need some help!! I'm finishing up the "Hand-to-Hand Aran Pullover" in EZ's "Knitting Workshop". I'm getting to the end of the inside hem and then instructions say to "sew down gently, without casting off." Any suggestions on how to do this? Thanks!!

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Knitting prank pulled on Julia Roberts

This is pretty cute... Maybe some of the guys were hooked though?

Larry Crowne - "Knitting with Julia"

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Must brag a bit - Skacel patterns

Skacel Collections has just published this pattern booklet for their line of Simplicity yarns by HiKoo.

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Seams / Mattress Stitch / Horizontal?

Hi there, Most of the vidoes and explanations I'm finding about mattress stitch shows how to create a seam between two pieces of fabric where both pieces have vertical stitches or when one side has v

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Sky(e) caps

A few weeks ago a friend of mine said some mean boys on her daughter's school bus took her favorite hat and threw it out the window. Can you imagine. I guess I can actually.

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Awesome in laws!

I got a package from Matt's mother yesterday.

They had been down in Moab (UT) and she visited an LYS where she picked out three skeins of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend for me.

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Scholarships for the Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat!

This is just a gentle reminder for anyone who wants to nominate themselves or a friend for one of two great scholarships!! Send those nominations in soon!!