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2019 Men’s Knitting Retreat North (Stirling Ontario Canada)

Dates:  Thursday, August 1, 2019 through Sunday, August 4, 2019
Venue:  Pioneer Log Cabin on 17 Acres near Stirling, Ontario

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2019 Mid-Michigan Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Friday, June 7, 2019 through Sunday, June 9, 2019

Venue:  The Crafty Shack, 5036 – M52, Williamston, MI 48895

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2019 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat (Upstate NY)

Dates:  Thursday, May 16, 2019 through Sunday, May 19, 2019

Venue:  Easton Mountain Retreat Center – Greenwich, NY

2019 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat (Estes Park, CO)​

Dates:  Thursday, February 14, 2019 through Sunday, February 17, 2019
Venue:  Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Estes Park, CO

2018 Great Lakes Men's Knitting Retreat (Michigan)

Dates:  Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Sunday, November 4, 2018
Venue:  Stitching Memories Yarn Shop (Portage, MI), and Circle Pines Center (Delton, MI)

2018 Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat (South Carolina)

Dates:  Thursday, October 25, 2018 through Sunday, October 28, 2018
Venue:  Asbury Hills, Cleveland, SC

2018 North East Men's Fall Knitting Retreat (Upstate NY)

Dates:  Thursday, September 20, 2018 through Sunday, September 23, 2018
Venue:  Easton Mountain Retreat Center – Greenwich, NY

2018 Men's Fall Knitting Retreat (Seattle Area)

Dates:  Thursday, August 30, 2018 through Sunday, September 2, 2018
Venue:  Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way, WA

Photos/Blogs about this year’s retreat:

Charles’ Google Album

2018 Men's Knitting Retreat North (Near Stirling Ontario)

Dates:  Thursday, August 9, 2018 – Sunday, August 12, 2018
Venue:  Pioneer Log Cabin on 17 Acres near Stirling, Ontario

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2018 Men's Knitting Retreat North (Near Stirling Ontario)

Dates:  Thursday, August 9, 2018 – Sunday, August 12, 2018
Venue:  Pioneer Log Cabin on 17 Acres near Stirling, Ontario

2018 Mid-Michigan Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Friday, June 8, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018
Venue:  The Crafty Shack, 5036 – M52, Williamston, MI 48895

2018 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat (Upstate NY)

Dates:  Thursday, May 17, 2018 through Sunday, May 20, 2018
Venue:  Easton Mountain Retreat Center – Greenwich, NY

2017 Great Lakes Men's Knitting Retreat (Michigan)

Dates:  Thursday, November 2, 2017 through Sunday, November 5, 2017
Venue:  Stitching Memories Yarn Shop (Portage, MI), a visit to Circle R Ranch Alpaca Farm (Caledonia, MI) and Circle Pines Center (Delton, MI)

2017 Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat (South Carolina)

Dates:  Thursday, October 26, 2017 through Sunday, October 29, 2017
Venue:  Asbury Hills, Cleveland, SC

2017 West Coast Fall Men's Knitting Retreat (Seattle Area)

Dates:  Thursday, August 31, 2017 through Sunday, September 3, 2017
Venue:  Dumas Bay Center in Federal Way, WA

2017 Rocky Mountain Men's Knitting Retreat (Colorado)

Dates:  Thursday, August 17, 2017 through Sunday, August 20, 2017
Venue:  Moak Lodge, Estes Park, Colorado

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2017 Men's Spring Knitting Retreat (Upstate New York)

Dates:  Thursday, May 18, 2017 through Sunday, May 21, 2017
Venue:  Easton Mountain Retreat Center, Greenwich, NY

This year’s generous donors:

Lickin’ Flames
Tom Bloom
Classic Elite Yarns
Trendsetter Yarns
Shalimar Yarns
Stephen Schwanebeck
Ted Myatt

Photos/Blogs about this year’s retreat:

Aaron’s Blog Entry and Photos
QueerJoe’s Blog Entry 1
QueerJoe’s Blog Entry 2

2016 SouthEast Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Venue: Asbury Hills Retreat Center, Cleveland, SC

Curtis’ Blog Entry with lots of photos

2016 Great Lakes Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates: Thursday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 6th, 2016
Venue: Circle Pines Center (Delton, MI)

Stephen’s Flickr Photos from 2016 GLMKR

2016 Men's Fall Knitting Retreat (Seattle Area)

Dates:  Thursday, September 1st to Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Venue:  Dumas Bay Center in Federal Way, WA (near Seattle)

2016 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, June 16th to Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Venue:  Allenspark, Colorado!

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2016 Men's Knitting Retreat North

Dates:  Friday, April 15th to Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Venue:

Loyola House Retreat CentreGuelph, Ontario, CanadaLinks to participant descriptions and photos:

Van’s Speed River Journal – Blog Entry 1
Van’s Speed River Journal – Blog Entry 2

2015 Southeast Men's Fall Knitting Retreat

Dates: Thursday, November 19th to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
Venue:  Blue Ridge Assembly – Black Mountain, NC

2015 Men's Midwest Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, November 5th – Sunday, November 8, 2015
Venue: Circle Pines Center (Delton, MI)

2015 Men's Fall Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, August 27th – Sunday, August 39, 2015
Venue:  Dumas Bay Center – Federal Way, WA (Near Seattle)

2015 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, June 11th to Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Venue:  Sunshine Mountain Lodge,  Allenspark, CO (south of Estes Park)

2015 East Coast Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

Dates: Thursday, May 14th to Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Venue: Easton Mountain Retreat Center – Greenwich, NY

Thanks to our MOST GENEROUS supporters:

Koigu
Black Bunny Fibers
Puff The Magic Rabbit Fiber
Countrywool
Moose and Sheep Potter
FallingBlox Designs
Battenkill Fiber Mill
Alpacas of Breezy Hill Ranch

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Flickr Account for MSKR 2015
Joe’s Blog Entries

2014 Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, November  13th – Sunday, November 16, 2014
Venue:  Blue Ridge Assembly – Black Mountain, NC

2014 Men's Midwest Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, November 6th – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Venue: Circle Pines Center (Delton, MI)

2014 Men's Fall Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, August 28th – Sunday, August 31, 2014
Venue:  Dumas Bay Center – Federal Way, WA (Near Seattle)

Crafty Andy’s Flickr Photos 
Charles’ Blog Entries for MFKR

2014 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, June 12th to Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Venue:  Sunshine Mountain Lodge,  Allenspark, CO (south of Estes Park)

Mark’s article on Stitch & Unwind – Article and photos

2014 East Coast Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

Dates: Thursday, May 15th to Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Venue: Easton Mountain Retreat Center – Easton Mountain, NY

Thanks to our MOST GENEROUS supporters:

Koigu Yarns
Puff The Magic Rabbit Fibers
Black Bunny Fibers
Wunsapana Farm
Blind Buck Farm


Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Steven’s Facebook Photos
Joe’s first Blog post with photos of the guys
Roy’s iCloud photos
Shared Flickr account

2014 California Manly Craft Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, January 30 to Sunday, February 2, 2014
Location:  Los Osos, CA

2013 Midwest Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates: Friday, November 1st – Sunday, November 3, 2013
Location: Stitching Memories yarn shop (Portage, MI) and Circle Pines Center (Delton, MI)

2013 Men's Southeast Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, October 24 (1 pm-ish)-Sunday, October 27 (1 pm-ish)
Venue:  Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Northern Greenville County, South Carolina

2013 Men's Fall Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, August 29th – Sunday, September 1, 2013
Venue:  Dumas Bay Center – Federal Way, WA (Near Seattle)

Kurtis’s Flickr Photos
Andy’s Flickr Photos

2013 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, July 18th to Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Venue:  Sunshine Mountain Lodge,  Allenspark, CO (south of Estes Park)

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Quentin’s Picasa photos of the retreat

Jonathan’s Blog entry

2013 East Coast Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, May 16th to Sunday, May 19th, 2013
Venue:  Easton Mountain Retreat Center – Easton Mountain, NY

Click here to see the list of awesome vendors who supported the 2013 Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat!

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

QueerJoe’s Blog – Post 1
QueerJoe’s Blog – Post 2
QueerJoe’s Blog – Post 3
Aaron’s  Fiber Arts Blog
Van’s Blog

2012 Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, Nov. 8(3 pm-ish)-Sunday, Nov. 11 (1 pm-ish)
Venue:  Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Northern Greenville County, South Carolina

2012 Men's Midwest Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, November 8th to Sunday, November 11th, 2012
Venue:  Stitching Memories Yarn Shop in the Kalamazoo, MI area and Circle Pines Center, Delton, MI

2012 Men's West Coast Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, September 1st to Sunday, September 4th, 2012
Venue:  Dumas Bay Center – Federal Way, WA

2012 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22, 2012
Venue:  Sunshine Mountain Lodge,  Allenspark, CO (south of Estes Park)Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Quinton’s Web Log
QueerJoe’s Web Log – Part 1
QueerJoe’s Web Log – Part 2
QueerJoe’s Web Log – Part 3

2012 East Coast Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

2011 Men's Southeast Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Friday, Nov. 11(3 pm-ish)-Sunday, Nov. 13 (11 am-ish)
Venue:  Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Northern Greenville County, South Carolina

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Joseph’s Flickr Photographs

2011 Men's Midwest Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, Nov. 10 to Sunday,  November 13, 2011
Venue:  Kalamazoo, MI and Circle Pines Center in Delton, MI

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Barry’s PhotoBucket Photographs

Check Out Our Very Generous Sponsors

2011 Men's West Coast Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, September 1st to Sunday, September 4th, 2011
Venue:  Dumas Bay Center – Federal Way, WA

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Crafty Andy’s Flickr set for MFKR 2011
Keith Daniels’ Flickr set for MFKR 2011

The 2011 Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat in conjunction with Skacel, sponsored a design contest using Skacel’s Hikoo Simply Worsted yarn.  A number of the designs are available for free download from Skacel’s site:

http://www.skacelknitting.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.77058/.f

2011 Men's Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday, July 14th to Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Venue:  Sunshine Mountain Lodge – Allenspark, CO (South of Estes Park)

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Michael’s Facebook Photos of the Retreat
Gene’s Facebook Photos of the Retreat
Joe’s Blog Entry-1 MRMKR 2011
Joe’s Blog Entry 2 MRMKR 2011
Brady’s Flickr Photos of the Retreat

2011 East Coast Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

2011 UK Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Friday 18th March – Sunday 20th March 2011

Location:  Graig Farm Cottages
, 
Llanfair Caereinion , Welshpool, Powys
, Mid Wales – A large farmhouse and it’s surrounding converted cottages in the heart of beautiful sheep farming country on the Welsh/English border

2010 New Zealand Men's Knitting Retreat 

Dates:  Thursday February 24th – Sunday February 27th 2010
Venue:  Ngatahi Lodge.
It is located on 12 acres of grounds just outside the town of Havelock North among orchards and vineyards

2010 Men’s Fall West Coast Knitting Retreat 

Dates:  Thursday, September 16 – Sunday, September 19th

Location:  Dumas Bay Centred (City of Federal Way, very near Seattle)

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

Crafty Andy’s Flickr photographs
Crafty Andy’s Blog Part 1
Crafty Andy’s Blog Part 2
Rusty’s Web Blog of MFKR 2010 – Part 1
Rusty’s Web Blog of MFKR 2010 – Part 2
QueerJoe’s Web Logs of MFKR 2010 Part 1
QueerJoe’s Web Logs of MFKR 2010 Part 2

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2009 New Zealand Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday March 4th – Sunday March 7th 2010
Venue:  Silverstream Retreat Complex

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

KiwiJames’ Photos

2009 Midwest Men's Knitting Retreat

Dates:  Thursday March 4th – Sunday March 7th 2010
Venue:  Silverstream Retreat Complex

Dates:  Thursday November 12th – Sunday November 15th 2009
Venue:  Cirlcle Pines Center, Delton MI (and a little Chicago)

Links to participant descriptions and photos:

WestKnit’s Photos
MattnKC’s Photos
Tim Tenclay’s Photos

2009 West Coast Men's Fall Knitting Retreat

West Coast Men's Fall Knitting Retreat 2008

Men's Spring Knitting Retreat 2008