Overlapping Men’s Fiber Retreats
There’s a brief period of about three weeks when I have two overlapping Men’s Fiber Retreats. Preparing to kick off the Spring Retreat next week and opening registration for the September retreat.
Complexities of Overlapping Men’s Fiber Retreats
If you’ve ever organized an event for a group of 30 or more people, you know all that goes into it.
38 guys will show up at Easton Mountain next week. The planning and preparations started in September of last year. A week from today, I’ll pack my car to the rafters with logo project bags, give-aways, candy and snacks to last a week for 38 guys. I’ll also be bringing two spinning wheels, a ball-winder and swift, my circular sock knitting machine, name tags, etc., etc.
We also just opened registration for the September retreat. So far we have 28 guys registered. We limit the registration to 38 and two of them are scholarship participants. So there are only 8 regular spots left.
Registration is quite involved and a bit of a frenzy twice a year. Web forms, PayPal, spreadsheets and lots of e-mail and social media posting. I’m honestly grateful that the Fall retreat doesn’t usually sell out in under 10 minutes.
Despite the frantic activity during these three weeks, I am in my place of bliss.
There’s nothing in life I’d rather be doing than interacting with this amazing community.
I needed a new project. Something simple that required little or no concentration. A lengthwise garter-striped scarf seemed to be the perfect choice.
Two beautiful yarns that look okay together. The colors are blending a bit more than I would have liked. I was hoping for more contrast. But honestly, I’m not focusing on my knitting that much right now.