2010 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

Hey guys...I know most of you know this information already, but I just wanted to make sure I didn't leave anyone out in notifying them that registration is now open for this years East Coast Men's Knitting Retreat.

Here are the particulars if you need them:

Dates: Check-in Thursday Dinner - May 20, 2010
Check-out Sunday after Lunch - May 23, 2010
Location: Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Upstate New York
Cost: Semi-Private Bed $420 To beds in one room with a shared bathroom in room.
Quad $400 Bunk beds (4 beds total) in one room with a shared bathroom in room.
Garden Cabin $380 Group/dorm style beds with a bathroom in a nearby building.

Minimum 50% non-refundable downpayment required at registration with balance due by March 31, 2009. To register, contact Easton Mountain directly at 518-692-8023 or 800-553-8235.

We have limited the initial registrations to only 45 guys.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me at this e-mail address (contact@mensknittingretreat.com) and I will reply promptly.

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Edited: Thanks to Bill...for noticing I had 2009 dates instead of 2010...ugh!

Comments

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I think I'll wear out my fingertips with all the repeated "Wow, I wish I could go." comments. From now on, lets just consider them expressed. Along with best wishes and hopes for lots of fun for all the gents who can attend. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Darrel's picture

Kyle texted me tonight and put on the pressure! I'll see what I can do!

kylewilliam's picture

when I called today there were 18 spots left - I hope everyone that wants to can make it!!

Kyle
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Kyle
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2manyhobbies's picture

I signed up to go for my first time this year. Although I'm enjoying knitting a lot, I'm not really that skilled or prolific, and I'm returning to knitting after being away from it for quite a few years. So, I'm just hoping to learn from everyone else.

I live just north of Philadelphia PA (near Chestnut Hill) and will be driving up. Is there anyone else closeby who would want to carpool?

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Joe,
You know I would support you in any way that I can. I would LOVE to go. I guess because I've never been up north, but even though it would be a fantastic getaway, I just can't afford it this time around.
Hope you all, (that was my salute to Yankeeville, otherwise I would have written y'all) and have a great time.

Chris

Hey, still have your underwear pattern and not even started but someday!!!

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

QueerJoe's picture

Thanks Chris...I have recently been traveling a lot down South (Mobile and Birmingham, AL) and I was thinking what a great place Mobile would be to have a Men's Knitting Retreat...but then I figured I had enough on my plate as it was.

You and and your Southern charm...can't wait to see pictures of you in your knitted underwear.

Joe

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Hey Joe,

I'll show you some Southern charm! You haven't lived unless you have sat on the veranda on a hot night with the old folks strummin' on their bayous and smellin' the chitlins blooming in the yard! Heck, us folks would serve a nice hot bowl weevels to a starving yankee! (no spoon of course. That would be wrong-headed. After all, the Union did invade the USA and I don't think we are quite over it yet)

As for knitting underwear....... do you prefer top down or bottom up?

Keep me posted on the retreat. I've always respected you as a mentor, guru and all around nice guy and it's good to see you (electronicaly) again.

Chris

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

QueerJoe's picture

Chitlins blooming indeed.

As for top-down or bottom-up in my underwear preferences, I think it should be quite evident from how the pattern is written. I would imagine you might need to modify the pattern.

Thanks for the very kind words.

Joe

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Joe, just say the word buddy!

You've always been a sweetheart to me.

Thanks,

Chris

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

mrossnyc's picture

I'll be going for the first time and am looking forward to it!

WillyG's picture

I'd love to go, but we'll have to see how money pans out.

brucedow's picture

I'd be there at the drop of a hat/toque/tasteful tam -- but will be up to my neck in work... DANG! Have the best time!

Crafty Andy's picture

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I hope you guys have a great time, as always all the men retreats are fun and you learn a lot. On another note, you can get to meet people you only cyber friend and you have the opportunity to be among other crafty guys. Hope all is perfect and maybe I can travel to this retreat some other time .

QueerJoe's picture

A notice for the Southern guys looking for a retreat:

There is a knitting retreat slated in March in Canon, GA...I just noticed it was listed on a forum in Ravelry:

http://www.inthewoodscamp.com/retreat2010.php

I've corresponded with Tom before about his first one last year and just thought there might be some interest.

MMario's picture

I've registered; and have the time off from work....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
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Aaronknits's picture

Excellent! I'm so glad you're going to be there!

kylewilliam's picture

OMG YOU MUST TEACH A LACE WORKSHOP (please)

I can't wait to meet you!!!! :)

Kyle
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Kyle
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MMario's picture

Trying to come up with a lesson that it interesting, not take too long, not too "deep" .....I may just provide some CD's with templetes.....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
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mrossnyc's picture

I am also looking forward to meeting you and would love to learn any kind of lace knitting lesson from you!

MMario's picture

NOt sure if I can actrually organize myself enough for a workshop - but am going to be bringing a lot of resources...

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
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Bill's picture

Just do a "master class"...be there to answer questions, show examples, critique people's work, discuss types of yarns...etc
...just being able to ask you questions will be valuable to everyone!

Crafty Andy's picture

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I am hoping to make this one, I will know by the weekend

QueerJoe's picture

That would be freakin' awesome!...now you've got my hopes up~~~

kylewilliam's picture

oh that would be fantastic, Andy!!!! PLEASE PLEASE find a way to make it happen!!!

fingers crossed

xo
Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

Kyle
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SKHolt's picture

I've registered and am excited about going this year. Can't wait to be in that lovely space and can't wait to hang out with some talented men.