I've written a lot about the magic of the men's knitting retreats, so I'll just post about this year's retreat without too much gushing...but it was amazing.
Currently, there are two other retreats open for registration, and they're both amazing as well:
2012 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting RetreatBoth events are accepting nominations for scholarships as well...to find out more, you can just link to the Scheduled Events page on the Men's Knitting Retreat web site.
Location: Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Allenspark, CO (South of Estes Park)
Dates: Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22, 2012
Cost: Registration fee $390 - Register here
2012 Men's Fall Knitting Retreat
Location: Dumas Bay Centre, Federal Way, Washington (North of Seattle)
Dates: Thursday, August 30 - Sunday, September 2nd
Cost: Registration fee $410 - Register here
If you've ever considered going to one, I would highly recommend just doing it!
2012 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat - Part 2
Photos came out sort of lousy...my camera has been acting up lately (the auto-focus isn't working all the time), but here is the first set of photos.
|Gorgeous gifts from John Wise from the West Coast - Pygora, Merino, Silk roving and a olive wood spindle|
|Kevin under Aaron's careful tutelage|
|Bill in front of the completely unnecessary fireplace|
|Jon, David and Ray enjoying some fiber time|
|Bill and Christopher sharing knitting tips|
|Scott, Ted and John knitting, spindling and spinning, respectively|
|The ever-adorable Kyle!|
|Aaron signing autographs...he's famous in our world|
|Voted most adorable couple at the retreat...sorry John and Alan|
|Jeff watching over the home front while we head off to see sheep|