Slowly Re-Opening For BusinessGroup Photo NEMFKR 2020 With Masks

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.

Easton October 2013 - 9-5
Backyard, pool and mountain

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.

Current Knitting

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.

Duffers 05-04-21 01

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.

NEMFKR 2019 - Easton Mountain Main Lodge Room Empty 1

And eventually these slippers will look like this (hopefully).

Duffers Ravelry Photo

They may be a bit slippery, but I’m still looking forward to skating around in the amazing company of awesome men.

3 comments on “Slowly Re-Opening For Business

  1. The slippers look wonderful. I’ll check out the pattern.
    I’m so happy for you that you can skate around the Men’s Knitting Retreat in them. No triple salchows or double axels please!
    Have the best time!!!

  2. When I made this pattern, I used puffy paint on the bottoms to create traction. Since they were a gift, I’m not sure how well it worked, but it’s a thought….

  3. You can get rubber stuff for tool handles at a hardware store that you can put on the bottoms. It comes in a spray can or a form that you paint on with a brush. It works really well. I tried the puff paint, but my at the time 5-year-old was still able to “skate” on the hardwood floor of our old house in spite of it. He couldn’t with the tool handle stuff.

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