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2021 SouthEast Men's Knitting Retreat - Registration


A hearty southern greeting to the male knitters of the SouthEast and Elsewhere! It has been quite an unusual 2 years for all of us and I am more than ready to start planning the SouthEast Men’s Knitting Retreat 2021!!!  This is our 10th year (should be 11) and I am excited that we will have our own space this year for all activities including meals.  We will be preparing our own meals this year.    I am also researching an item to commemorate this occasion (t-shirt, mug, bag…).

We are back at The YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC (just east of Asheville).  This year’s retreat will be Thursday, November 11-Sunday, November 14. There is a possibility of an additional day for those who wish to arrive on Wednesday, November 10.  I would need to know if you want to stay the additional day.  There would be an additional fee to stay the extra day and we would need at least 15 to make it cost effective.  Our field trip is an afternoon trip to Black Mountain Yarn Shop at their new location.  All our other outings and activities will be determined by our COVID Phase (We are currently at this Phase: Lifts mandatory mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor settings, excluding, public transportation, child care, schools, prisons and certain public health settings).  I am also requesting a copy/photo of your COVID Vaccine card for proof of vaccination. The other retreats/workshops I have registered for are requiring this and I think it is the safest way for us to gather. I’ve confirmed this weekend with Danielle at Blue Ridge Assembly and they are very excited to have us back. We will be in Barnhardt Lodge and I have tentatively planned out for 25 attendees. There are a very limited number of private rooms (5) available on a first come first served basis.  I have made the deposit and signed the contract for this year.  In the interest of being sure we have the funds to provide meals for everyone, I have added $30 to the cost to cover groceries.  This is a fraction of the cost for meals at the retreat center (normally $100).  Any excess funds would be rolled over as a “slush fund” for future retreat expenses or given towards scholarships.  This still keeps our retreat below the cost of other retreats. Also if you are coming early for the relaxed day (Wednesday evening), we will either order in or drive down to town for dinner. Thursday, November 11 (3 pm)-Sunday, November 14 (Before Noon)

Here’s the fee/price breakdown per person:

$280.00 – shared housing for 4 day/3 nights (Thurs-Sun, Room, LINENS, and retreat fees!!!)

$330.00- private room for 4 day/3 nights (Thurs-Sun, Room, LINENS, and retreat fees!!!). 

Private rooms sold out – shared housing only


$250.00(sharing)/($300.00 private room) GRAND TOTAL

Extra Day (Wednesday, November 10) $100

Check-In Time is 3 pm (11/11), Check-Out Time is 10am (11/14).

I must have at least 20 signed up and paid deposits to book reservation. Private rooms will go fast and sharing is economical and appreciated.

There will be ABSOLUTELY no refunds, once we reach the 30-Day mark (10/11).  In the past if someone has not been able to attend, I have been able to refund money or they graciously donated their spot to someone.  This year being on the ball with reservation and fees, I am not sure I would be able to refund full amount within the 30 days. 

If you are ready to pay, choose a payment option and Click on the PayPal button!  All fees will come through the Men’s Knitting Retreat web site when you register/pay below.

I look forward to seeing all your faces for this year’s retreat! Please share this with anyone I’ve overlooked or that you think would like to join us. Thanks, Y’all !!!

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