Home Again; Home Again....Post MSKR

Okay - so I actually got home sunday evening - but crashed, and then slept until noonish; spent yesteday afternoon planting the daylilies that arrived while I was gone, and then crashed again.

FANTASTIC weekend! There really aren't words to describe it. Pictures do better - but I never managed to unpack my camera.

The amount of talent and enthusiasm that was collected in a single place; the appreciation for each others efforts, the teaching and the learning. The food. The laughter. The birds

- okay - the last not so appreciated at oh-dark-hundred, but sitting on the porch and watching them was incredible - and I live in the country....but we don't get the number of species that Easton does.

Joe and Ted, and the Easton community combined to put on a great weekend. Plenty of things happening, but no pressure. Welcome when you wanted to participate, no sense of guilt if you decided to go apart for a bit.

Watching the progress of beginners; rediscovering myself some of the joys of simpler modes of work; being in a room with 40 guys working on fiber. And seeing some of the jaw-dropping work produced.


Bill's picture

Glad you had a good time!
I'm hoping people post pics of the event...for those of us that couldn't be there...
I saw a pic of four pairs of knitted shorts on Knitboy's flickr site this morning!

QueerJoe's picture

I'll be trying to consolidate all the postings on blogs, Flickr, Facebook, etc on one web page...I'll post that page here when it's up and has some content...till then, here's my blog post (at least the 1st of 3 for the retreat):

QueerJoe on MSKR 2010

MMario's picture

geez , Joe ; slow down occassionally and stop to take a breath! *grin*

BTW - your super power appears to be fading - some of those hats looked good on you.

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

QueerJoe's picture

lol...thanks MMario :)

It made me laugh that every time I'd attract John Silowsky's attention with a new hat, he'd looked shocked and laugh...he told me he was shocked because each one was worse than the last! I think my superpower is still going strong.

Kyle was considering doing a monthly calendar of pictures with Joe wearing hats that make him look stupid...I would buy that calendar!

mrossnyc's picture

Having a vantage point from across the room, I think the super power is also going strong...

2manyhobbies's picture

This was my first time to MSKR, and I didn't really know what to expect ... I really had no idea it would be so awesome! The sense of community and shared interest was inspiring, comforting, and exciting all at the same time. I didn't want to leave.

Lots of love towards Joe and Ted who made that possible.

MMario's picture

I've been to similar situations; an annual folk music get together; Mystic Sea music Festival; Old songs (the other side of Albany) ; and the Knitter's Rieeiw annual retreat - so in that respect has some idea of what to expect;

but had never been to Easton - and never to a men's retreat - so those two facets were completly new to me.

The "not wanting to leave" is a pretty common symptom from what I can tell.

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

Aaronknits's picture

Yes, the wildlife was fun too. I noticed what you meant about the birds. Pretty big deer in them woods too. I've got about a minute and a half of audio of the frogs in the pond late on Friday night. That was a lotta frogs!

MMario's picture

Out on Amazon I found:

Learn to Do Tunisian Stitches: With Interactive DVD - kim Guzman


Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting n- silverman

Chad had said in his Tunisian Crochet course that bookss on ity weren't that common - but they aren't too hard to find either. And I, of course, am thrilled that I found one on tunisian LACE

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