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Men's Spring Knitting Retreat 2013 - Easton Pond

Spring = Men’s Knitting Retreat

My mind just works that way.  As Spring bursts forth in Bucks County Pennsylvania, my mind turns to a week of men’s knitting.

Spring and MSKR

MSKR has come to be a common acronym among many of my friends.  Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat is the annual event at Easton Mountain in Upstate NY.  45 guys show up for 4, 5, 6 or 7 days of fraternity, yarn-enthusiasm, learning and glorying in nature.

This years event will start for my in less than 4 weeks!  Yes, I’ll head up to Upstate NY on Monday, May 13th.  Officially, the event starts on Thursday, May 16th. For the first 3 days, I’ll greet early arrivals.  I’ll relax in the beauty of Easton Mountain and soak in the hot tub and hike and enjoy the company of the guys.  I might actually even knit some.

Yesterday, Thaddeus and I went out bicycling.  It was over 70 degrees here in Bucks County.  The slopes of the towpath where we ride were carpeted with color.

 

You can easily imagine how seeing natures display brings my mind to next month and MSKR.

Current Knitting/Cranking

I finished the Horizontal Garter Striped Scarf.

Horizontal Garter Stripes 04-19-19 02

Yes, it ended up being a scarf since I ran out of the tan colored yarn. It’s about 70″ long and 10″ wide. I thought I had another full hank of that yarn, but it was a different color.  So, I decide a generously wide scarf would be the finished product.

I also got back on my circular sock machine again and created a “Frankensock” from leftover remnants of sock yarn.

CSM Sock 04-1919

I quite like how it turned out. Also, I’m looking forward to making the second of the pair today.  If the sock-machine gods allow.

2 comments on “Spring = Men’s Knitting Retreat

  1. I like your latest scarf, I imagine a suave man about town wearing it. The frankensock I love. I am interested to see how much is matches it’s partner sock.

  2. I make what I’ve always called “leftover socks” from bits of sock yarn from other projects. A great way to remember what I made from that yarn and who got the end result! Didn’t know I had the name wrong. From now on, it’s Frankensocks! I love yours and the way you were thoughtful in your color placement.

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