Call for Scholarship Nominations - Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Nominations Being Sought!

Thanks to the generosity of Karin Skacel (Skacel Collections, Seattle) and Susan Mock (The Stitchin’ Den, Estes Park, Colorado), we’re pleased to announce two scholarships to the Men’s Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat.

The Skacel Scholarship will cover the registration fee of $375 plus travel expenses.

The Stitchin’ Den Scholarship will cover the registration fee of $375.

We are forever grateful to Skacel and The Stitchin’ Den for their incredible generosity!!

Calling For Nominations

This upcoming July, the Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat will be held in Allenspark, CO at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17, 2011.

We still have regular paid slots available and registration is available by emailing

We want you to nominate any man you think should be able to go to the Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat this July.

You can nominate a friend, a family member or yourself. The nominee must be a man and over 21 years of age. And please confirm that your guy has agreed to be entered into the nomination process and is available to attend.

Two sample nominations would be:

I would like to nominate Matt Damon for the 2011 MRKMR Scholarship. Matt is a librarian in North Dakota with a great love for reading and knitting. He is always teaching knitting to anyone interested and has taught his wife to knit and has begun to teach his children (who he thinks are too young yet to learn, but he still tries). He lives in a very rural state with no local yarn stores, so Matt helped start a knitting group at the library where he works and has also worked to increase the number of books on knitting kept within his library network (for which we are all very grateful). Matt would love to get together with other guys who have a love for knitting, crocheting and spinning and I think he would be an amazing addition to your group of guys.

I would like to nominate myself, Sean Combs, for the 2011 MRMKR Scholarship. I have been knitting for 3 years and am completely hooked. As a professional who travels a lot, I take great pride in knitting in public and teaching coworkers how to knit. Unfortunately, since most of my work is done for non-profit organizations and I support a family of five, I have no funding, but would very much appreciate the opportunity of being around other guys that knit. I would appreciate your favorable review of my nomination.

Send nominations to

Scholarship recipients will be selected from all the nominations by a panel of Men's Knitting Retreat coordinators and sponsors.

DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS April 16, 2011. The winner will be officially announced on April 23, 2011.