Slowly Re-Opening For Business
Like many businesses, the Men’s Knitting Retreats are slowly re-opening for business. At least on the East Coast. And I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Easing Into It And Slowly Re-Opening For Business
For 2021, it looks as if there will be at least three Men’s Knitting Retreats that will happen.
The first one is will be in a couple of weeks. MSKR (or Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat) will host 25 guys at Easton Mountain. All of the guys will be vaccinated, so it will make it a lot easier to make sure the guys stay safe and healthy. It’s a slow re-opening because normally we have about 40 guys.
September will offer another retreat at Easton Mountain. NEMFKR, affectionately pronounced “any motherfucker” is the North East Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat. This event will host a maximum of 35 guys. If you know of anyone interested in attending the September retreat, let them know that registration opens this Saturday, May 8th at 11:00 AM (Eastern U.S./Canada time). There has be a LOT of interest in this retreat, so I imagine this one will fill up very quickly. We will be sending out an e-mail at 11:00 this Saturday morning to announce registration is opening – add your name to the contact list if you’re interested in hearing about it.
Finally, in November, SEMKR, or South East Men’s Knitting Retreat will resume in Black Mountain, North Carolina. You can add your name to the contact list to be notified about that retreat as well.
I have personally missed the camaraderie, community, love and support of this amazing group of men. You can imagine how thrilled I am to see it start to re-emerge.
I put down the Steeking Tubes and the Provenance Mitts I mentioned in Monday’s blog. Instead, I’m working on a pair of felted slippers to wear at MSKR in 2 weeks.
The pattern is Duffers-Revisited by Mindie Tallick. Easton Mountain’s great room is hardwood floors, and they request that no shoes be worn inside the main building.
And eventually these slippers will look like this (hopefully).
They may be a bit slippery, but I’m still looking forward to skating around in the amazing company of awesome men.