Registration is Open!

Registration and payment for the Northeast Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat in September, in Upstate New York is now open.

Registration can be completed at the following web site:

• To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, the on-line nomination form can be found at:

The event will again be held at Easton Mountain Retreat Center from Thursday, September 20th through Sunday, September 23rd.

The Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival is the same weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds in nearby Greenwich. A group field trip is being planned for Saturday, September 22nd.

• Registration will be limited to a maximum of 40 guys and after that a wait-list will be maintained

If you know of someone who can’t access the web site, they can call me directly to make reservations at (813) 666-KNIT or (813) 666-5648.

Any other questions, please feel free to e-mail

Hope to see you in September!

Some men’s knitting retreat news to share

Good morning and happy Saturday! Registration for the first Northeast Fall Men’s Knitting Retreat opens next Saturday at 10:00 AM. At that time, an email notification will be sent to all of the guys signed up for the retreat email list with a link to the registration page. Similar notifications will be posted at the same time on the Facebook and Ravelry groups for the retreat. The registration registration and checkout process is easy. The retreat will take place September 20th to the 23rd. For more information or to sign up to check out .

There is a change to the retreat scholarships which is the other news I have to share. Continue reading “Some men’s knitting retreat news to share”

Everything is coming together

Good morning and happy Saturday! Spring is finally doing its thing and I could not be happier. The same goes for our dogs. They have all been enjoying longer periods of time outside and occasional walks through the neighborhood. I have accomplished a little bit of yard work, but there is much more to do. It still seems a little early to think about opening the pool, but that is exactly what is on my mind I am sure I am not the only one hoping for a much better summer than we had last year.

Inside the house this morning I am getting my Lendrum cleaned up and ready to go out with me today to a little one on one spinning coaching with a friend. I hate saying this, but I do not remember the last time I had my Lendrum out of its bag and set up for use. It would have to have been out somewhere because I really no longer use this wheel at home. My primary wheel that I have been spinning almost everything on since pretty much the day I got it is my Kromski Polonaise.

Hello again, old friend

Continue reading “Everything is coming together”

Thanks for the reminder

Good morning and happy Saturday! Facebook’s handy “on this day” feature reminded me that our bathroom remodel took place last year at this time. It was honestly the most embarrassing room in the house, and we would often apologize to first time visitors if they needed to use it. If you weren’t a first time visitor and needed to use the bathroom here, well, you knew what to expect and were obviously going in there willingly so there was no apologizing for it.

Continue reading “Thanks for the reminder”

Prepping the next project

Good morning and happy Saturday! I am still working out a few minor aches and pains from cleaning the snow from the driveway this week. It’s not that the task was that strenuous. Using a snow blower sure makes it a lot easier than trying to shovel it all. No, my aches are the result of the wet and slushy coating on the driveway combined with my own wonderful sense of balance, coordination, and grace. And by wonderful I mean bad. Really bad. Thankfully I am not seriously hurt.

The brown roving from my friend Robert is coming along nicely. Of the roughly two pounds that I started with, there is about ten ounces left to spin. Continue reading “Prepping the next project”

Spring Cleaning

Good morning and happy Saturday! Did you get a snow day yesterday? I did not, and spent the entire day at work which was kind of weird. Michael had a snow day and because he was home all day, I did not have to come home at lunch time. Not that I couldn’t have. Most of the major roads were actually fine during that storm and were not much more than mildly slushy. Even our neighborhood, which I swear is always the last three streets in the town of Colonie to get cleared after any snowfall, had seen the plow come through just one time before 10 AM and was still easily navigable by the time I got home at the end of the day.

I could have taken advantage of having a snow day, too. Spring is coming, and spring cleaning is on my mind. My craft room has been getting a lot of attention this last week or so. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning”