My apologies to the REAL Men's Knitting Retreat (which are WONDERFUL), but I didn't know what else to call this post so I hope you'll all forgive me.
I've had an idea, so I thought I'd throw it out there....
My church owns a house (aka "the Koinonia House") - essentially, it's available for retreats, group meetings, etc. My wife and I also get to use it if we have guests visiting. It can sleep 6 comfortably (7 if someone's willing to sleep on a futon... maybe even 8 if everyone's nice to one another). We're in Pultneyville, NY.
Don't worry... it isn't a congregation (nor am I the kind of pastor) that's going to get all huffied up about alternative life styles. Some of you know me well enough to vouch for that.
Anyhow, I've reserved the house for September 16-18. That's creatively timed to coincide with the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival (http://www.gvhg.org/fest.html).
Here's the invitation: I'm inviting a handful of guys to stay the 16th (Friday) through the 18th (Sunday). It's time for knitting, fun, chatting, and I thought maybe we could carpool to the fiber festival on Saturday (I'll be taking my two little girls but can still get a few others in.)
I'm thinking something LOW STRESS... HIGH RELAXATION. Bring your WiPs and spend some time knitting together. We can hit a few wineries if you'd like and a few yarn shops if interested. Maybe watch a few movies.... Basically, we'll figure out what to do when we figure out who's coming.
There's no cost (except whatever you buy, eat, drink and the entrance to the Fiber Festival.) I'll provide unlimited coffee... maybe some cocktails... maybe breakfast... we'll see.
If you'd like to, you're welcome to drop a donation to the church for the use of the house, but that's certainly not a requirement.
The two caveats are this: (1) I've never been to this fiber festival so I can't speak for how good it is or isn't, and (2) I have to work Sunday morning from 8:30-12... you aren't expected to attend church but obviously I have to :-) (Of course, you're welcome to attend if you'd like.)
Anyhow... if you're interested, drop me a message here (teejtc) or an e-mail (teejtc [at] gmail [dot] com).
Grace and peace,
(Note: I cross posted this on Ravelry)