Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

I just posted about 40 pictures to a web site for guys to get a little sense about the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat, although my partner kept thinking, "I'm more glad I wasn't there with Joe" because he thought it looked so incredibly boring.

Ted and I are just about to begin planning for the next one...that's a lot of counting down the days. :)


TomH's picture

Looks like a great time. Thanks for posting the photos.

knit4brains's picture

I think it looks like a blast! I so wanted to go, but had other commitments that weekend. Sure hope I can make it next year. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this.

Aaronknits's picture

Defintely next year!

Kerry's picture

Joe, thanks for posting these photos, I was so pleased to see them. Looks like you had a lot of fun as well as an informative weekend. Perhaps next year I'll fill myself with Xanax to overcome the tyranny of distance.

Mnjack's picture

Thanks for the photos. It makes me want to go next year, keep me informed as to when it will be.

Thor's picture

Sadly, by the time we decided that we could actually go, there was already a waiting list. DEFINATELY want to go. At this point, thinking of organizing one here in the Midwest.

Paul's picture

It WAS a great time. And for so many reasons, and for many of us, words don't come easily to describe how awesome it was, except that the people who attended made it that way. It truly was majical. I can't wait for the next one.

Buck Strong's picture

Thanks for all of the photos. How did this retreat get organized? I'm wondering if there could be regional ones during different times of the year.

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera

drmel94's picture

I suppose you could have sent Thaddeus off into the woods to go hunt mushrooms, though.

"Hatred does not end by hatred; hatred ends by love. This is the eternal law." - Buddha

mwkbloom's picture

Thanks for the photos! A couple of friends were really interested to know more about the retreat so I sent them the link. The photos tell all! (Well, not all, but plenty!)

RareSteek's picture

Thanks a lot for the pics, Joe. Brings back some wonderful memories. But in looking at the pics I could not help thinking "Jeez, I hadn't realised I was getting so old!" :-) Sigh.


solomondre's picture

I'm in love with the orangey shawl displayed by Danny (Show Off for the MGMs, about 2/3 way down the page)! Where can I get a copy of the pattern?

QueerJoe's picture

I'll private message you this information as well, in case you don't check back here, but Danny publishes/sells his patterns on-online at:

He only has one shawl pattern available which is the shawl he's showing in the picture.

His work is truly amazing...everyone absolutely loved both Danny and his partner.

scottly's picture

That looks like so much fun - I really hope I can do it next year.