Bloke Back Mountain

I’m back in the USA and, boy, was it swell to get away. A Berlin report is forthcoming, but let’s talk Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat at Easton Mountain.

Although only 2.5 days, it rivaled my week and a half abroad for fun. It has provided me with a heart-full of happy memories, a truckload of laughs and a big, old stash of new friends. I can’t imagine what it would be like if it was longer. Even if I described the location, the guys, the workshops, the meals, the laughing, and the yarn action, it wouldn’t capture (pardon the hippy word) magical experience.

Here are my photos:

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I’m at a loss for words, and late to the game, so go read what some of the the others have already said:

If we had one on the West Coast, would anyone be up for it? I’ve started researching locations… something in the fall perhaps?

9 Responses to “Bloke Back Mountain”

  1. QueerJoe Says:

    Maybe we could all pitch in and just buy Easton Mountain and all live there and invite our friends to knit and spin and sauna.

  2. Kenny Says:

    You’re awesome! I love your post!

  3. Paddy Says:

    Fabulous darling! Love the memories these induce. Whip cream and dark chocolate anyone?

  4. JC Briar Says:

    If you’re at all interested in holding a retreat in Oregon, I recommend the Silver Falls Conference Center, . Upsides: reasonable prices, decent food, secluded location, and hiking trails through old-growth forest. Downsides: the nearest airports are over an hour’s drive away, and events are often booked a year in advance. Email me if you have questions.

  5. WonderMike Says:

    I think I wanna move to Oregon….

  6. Jason Says:

    I really need to go to this next year it looks like it was a good time.

  7. Ted Says:

    Mike!? I thought you wanted to move to Canada!?

  8. TrickyTricot Says:

    So, what’s a MSKR-er need to do to get some free-clif bars. I like those new Peanut Butter Pretzel Mojo bars – they’re all organic-like, and not as greasy as the peanut butter choco-chip ones. Or something…

    Love how you took photos of the signs around the garden. That Thoreau one is a favorite of mine…

  9. Michael Says:

    Thanks for this posting. I can’t believe there is such a large world of knitting and had no idea other men where doing it. Smile!!!

    Michael from Texas