Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat - The Setting

One of the general principals of the regional Men's Knitting Retreats is that they take place in a beautiful/inspirational setting.

Easton Mountain

The venue for the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat has always been Easton Mountain Retreat Center in Greenwich, NY, and it certainly complies with the beauty/inspiration requirement.  Here are photos of retreat center and of some of the volunteers/residents/staff.

Chapel, pond and slope - the trifecta of serenity

Spinning wheel farm...I think they breed each year

Adirondack seating in front of rooms

Awesome volunteer Rick

The lilacs were in bloom - frangrant

Lush green and rutted road to heaven

Sun rising to highlight the mountain

Wishing I was back here

Cars give the setting some perspective of size

Upper pond and lower mountain peak

Gateway to happiness

Another awesome volunteer, Chris

Rustic home peaking through the leaves

Current Knitting

While I don't get much knitting done while I'm at the retreat, I have made a bit more progress on my niece's blanket...need to finish it by the end of the month.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Revved Up For Another Year

This year's Men's Spring Knitting Retreat was again phenomenal!  It will never cease to amaze me what a fantastic group of guys this event attracts.

The Men in MSKR

This post will be photos of the men who attended this year with no commentary (other than any you leave).  Hopefully the bliss and joy in their eyes will tell you all you need to know about how the retreat went this year.  I was originally planning on posting blog entries every day of last week and weekend, but the WiFi was painfully slow and I just couldn't spend the time.

There were 46 guys at the retreat this year, and I fell in love with each and every one of them again.

Deck of guys knitting

Ian and Han

Jack looking through last year's roster in his room

Lars and Bill

Matthew and Phil
Aaron and Jaye

Just Aaron


Bill Lars Ronnie and Ray

Bruce and Tom (being photo bombed by sexy Lars)

Bruce and Tom


Christopher after a severe paparazzi attack


Dave and Leo

Ian and Phil


Jeff (with Ron and Bill in the background)

Kirk John and Ronnie

Mark and Stephen

Michael, Ian and Phil

Michael, Matthew and Steven


Nick and Jaye
Hammock knitters and hangers (final team) - Raúl, me, Jaye, Kirk, Michael, Han and our mighty leader, Matthew

Han learning to weave

Matthew and Steven

Michael, Ian and Phil


Nick and Jaye

Nick, Roy, Veryl, Patrick and Mark


Patrick, Tom, Ron and Bruce at the Tag Sale table

Phil and Dave

Ian and Phil

Matthew, Phil, Christopher, Ray, Rob and Jaye


Ray, Scott, Barry, Alasdair, Raúl, Colin and Mark


Rob and Matthew



Roy and Stephen

Stephen, Ted and Dennis


Steve, Patrick and Tom


Tim and Ray

Tim Roy and Ray

Tom, Michael, Dave and Jack