Good evening.  My name is Tim.  I’m a knitter

[You respond: Hello Tim]

Yes, the fiber arts can be a bit addictive and as bars are to alcoholics, Men’s Knitting Retreats are to fiber folk (at least male fiber folk).  There have been east coast retreats… west coast retreats… and now finally we had our very first midwest men’s knitting retreat.  It started Thursday in Chicago, migrated to SW Michigan on Friday, and lasted until this afternoon.  I wasn’t able to do Thursday or today, but did enjoy the privilege of spending Friday and Saturday with the guys.

We stayed at Circle Pines and enjoyed field trips to Mar Haven, Briar Rose Fibers, and Circle R (Alpaca) Ranch.  Of course, we also spent hours of knitting, enjoyed a (brilliant) class on lace blocking by Mathew Hesson-McInnis (Aka MHM), started a charity project (the group is knitting a “Taste of Aran Afghan Pattern” by Janet Szabo)….  all wonderfully (but, flexibly) organized by Todd (aka ChiKnitterGuy).

All in all it was a great time with great people… Enjoy it a bit vicariously….

[PS: the images are a big reduced for the sake of bandwidth; if you attended the retreat and would like full-sized pics, drop me an e-mail.]

Grace and Peace,


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