Men's Knitting Retreats (yes plural!)

After the success of the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat this past May, most of you know that WonderMike is organizing a similar retreat in November on the West Coast.

There has also been some preliminary buzz about a potential Men's Summer Knitting Retreat in the Midwest sometime in the Summer of next year, and we are already well on our way to putting together the second annual Men's Spring Knitting Retreat in upstate New York (sometime in May of 2009).

I have decided that for various administrative reasons, it might be useful to have an umbrella organization for any of the retreats that guys may want to organize. We've been setting up a web presence, getting liability insurance and helping guys that want to create their own retreat.

As soon as the site is up and running, I'll post again...but in case anyone wants their own version of the Men's Knitting Retreat experience, they can feel free to contact me.


MMario's picture


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kylewilliam's picture

I'm going to the fall one (and VERY excited about it) - if there's anything I can do to help out with anything please let me know!




ksmarguy's picture


I have been looking and plotting and scheming about the Midwest one........

Coming up with lists of questions.....

Maybe I'll get out to the next east coast one, too...I would LOVE that

QueerJoe's picture

Speaking for the entire East Coast, I think they would LOVE that too.

PaganCub's picture

will there be a fall men's knitting retreat on the east coast? oh i hope so. after seeing/hearing/realizing how much fun was had at the last one, I'm kicking myself that i didnt scrounge up the funds to go to the spring one.
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QueerJoe's picture

Not this year...a few guys expressed interest and one or two made initial attempts to try and make it happen, but an East Coast Fall event doesn't look likely.

We will definitely look at doing it in subsequent years.

grandfatherknits's picture

Head West, young PaganCub, head West!

We will welcome you with open arms and hearts out on the left coast. Start scrounging those funds!

Thor's picture

I would love to help out in the planning and organization of the MIDWEST Knitting Retreat. Who can I be in contact with about this??

QueerJoe's picture

Right now the point person is local Kansan, ksmarguy (same screen name in Ravelry if that's easier - see sexy picture below)

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I will bring some chocolate cake or brownies!