Post Retreat Blues

AKQGuy's picture

My first all male knitting retreat was fantastic. I would like to thank Frank and Brady for all the work they put into it to make it the event that it was. You two obviously spent a lot of time, sweat, and probably a good chunk of change on creating the event. I appreciate it more than I can say and pray that the event breaks even.

With all that said, I have a problem. I didn't take a single darn picture. Seriously, I got home and realized I didn't pull out my camera once. I'm thoroughly disgusted with myself. I had an amazing break from real life surrounded by other male knitters of amazing talent and didn't shoot a single picture to commemorate the event. I guess that just means I need to do this all again. Unfortunately it won't be my first time, and it's never quite like the first time again, is it? Vince/Tim/Matt/Brady, insert your sexual innuendo here. I set it up just for you guys. Why should I stop walking into them just because we're not still sitting around outside on the patio knitting?

With all that whining out of the way, I would also like to express my appreciation to all the guys that came to the retreat. It was great to hang out with all of you for a weekend sharing our love of a craft. You affirmed my joy of creating, and inspired me to keep honing my knitting skills. I appreciate the time and effort you have each put into your own skill. Above all else, I revel in the joy that each of us take as we build an object and love the fact that we can share that joy with one another at events like this.

To all of you, thank you for sharing your time and selves with myself and Emmitt this weekend. Stop rolling your eyes at my blog Joe, I can hear it from here.

Q

PS: The Shwag was AWESOME, and honestly unexpected. Possibly not being to such an event I'm naive of such things, but I truly did not expect to come home with so much cool stuff.

Squirrel?

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YarnGuy716's picture

I did say on Sunday there

I did say on Sunday there was nothing like you first time... at the Mens Knitting Retreat :-) I had my camera this weekend as well and I think I only took pictures while we were out Friday morning for the field trips. I know Brady was snapping pics like the paparazzi and Joe W took lots of pics. So there will be pictures posted eventually.

I had a great time. Wish we were all still back at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, although I have enjoyed sleeping in my own bed.

Bradferd's picture

Oh... I'm knitting

Oh... I'm knitting paparazzi... Hmm... At least I have great subjects. Now, if we can get Jorge to cooperate with them Alpacas. Hmm... I think my mind just went somewhere.

michaelpthompson's picture

Apparently, everybody loved

Apparently, everybody loved Jorge. I'm sure it was his prowess with the alpacas that was admired, right?


Charles took this photo.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

Bill's picture

Michael...you are just too

Michael...you are just too savvy!!!
(grin)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I'm not sure I want my mind

I'm not sure I want my mind to go down that path. Even if I am non-judgemental. Yowza! [And Vince is right...I'm reliving scenes and moments of those several days as a way to carry the warmth and happiness further. Is it next year yet?] -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Which Joe are you accusing

Which Joe are you accusing of rolling his eyes? [OK, maybe mine did go a bit heavenward at the "first time' thing...but, hey, I know you so they didn't go too far up.] The big eye roll was over "I didn't take a single darn picture". Dear friend, if I'd known you had your camera along, you would NOT have forgotten to take pictures. [Especially since I regretted not borrowing one to bring myself.] Most likely, you'd have had to tell me to quit bugging you to take them all of the time. Great photo of the E-mutt, by the way. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

AKQGuy's picture

It was meant for the one who

It was meant for the one who said " the sOund of eye rolling was audible" or some such thing.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Okay, so that wasn't me.

Okay, so that wasn't me. What a relief, given the banter we normally carry on. Some one else gets to be the victim....errr, enjoyer. LOL -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Back again. Just read the

Back again. Just read the post from Thursday on your personal blog. Loved it. I knew we were stoked but you didn't seem quite so much so as we were driving down. Guess it was because I was just as full of adrenaline as you. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

purlyman's picture

Hey Q!! The retreat was

Hey Q!! The retreat was what it was because of all those who put their trust in us and took the plunge of coming to Allenspark! So a huge thanks to you and thanks for bringing Emmitt. It was a great time and we certainly hope we can do it again.

There should be some photos posted by various people and eventually there will be links to them from the Men's Knitting Retreat site.

Can you get to this link? Michael Thompson's Facebook album.

That's a great shot of Emmitt by the way!

Hope we see you again sometime!!

AKQGuy's picture

I hope to see the pics

I hope to see the pics people post to mens knitting retreat since I don't have facebook. Or I should say I don't "do" facebook. Once again, thank you sir. It was great.

michaelpthompson's picture

The link to the Facebook

The link to the Facebook album said it was supposed to have been public, so you should be able to see it without having to login to Facebook. Let me know if that's not the case.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That's good to know since I

That's good to know since I don't do Facebook either. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great photos. Thanks for

Great photos. Thanks for sharing. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.