Men's Spring Knitting Retreat

at Easton Mountain


This gathering allows men an opportunity to do fiber crafts in the company of other men in a serene and beautiful location in Upstate New York. We will play with fiber at Easton Mountain, a retreat center nestled in the mountains northeast of Albany, New York.

While the event will focus primarily on handknitting, all related fibercrafters -- spinners, crocheters, embroiderers, etc. -- are welcome to join us.

The Menís Spring Knitting Retreat (MSKR) weekend is intended to be relaxed, educational and offering plenty of opportunities for independent handwork, conversation, and general hanginí out with like-minded guys. Workshops on topics specific to men and knitting will be taught by members of the group. Additionally, there will be time for activities such as showing off your latest fiber creation, one-on-one tutoring in various fiber crafts, walking around the Easton Mountain property, meditation, exercise and perhaps even afternoon naps.

Attendees are welcome to bring their same-sex partners for a relaxing weekend get-away: a chance to catch up on reading, or reconnecting with nature and themselves.


Friday May 16 to Sunday May 18, 2008. Plan to arrive for the evening meal on Friday May 16, with departures after the noon meal on Sunday May 18. (Early arrivals and late departures can be arranged through Easton Mountain.)


The community at Easton Mountain is pleased to welcome MSKR participants for this event, which runs independently of its own programming.

Easton Mountain is a spiritual retreat center for gay men located north-east of Albany, New York. Completely gay-positive, Easton Mountain is well recognized for its peacefulness and beautiful location. For further information about the center itself, please visit its website at .

Easton Mountain will provide lodging and meals. Vegetarian protein options can be provided on request.

The resident massage therapist at Easton Mountain is expected to be available that weekend to provide treatments; you will pay him directly if you book an appointment. There is also a wood-fired sauna and hot tub available for our use.

For information about accommodations and to book your room, contact Easton Mountain directly at 1-800-553-8235 or 1-518-692-8023. Please tell them if you are a vegetarian wanting a meat-free protein option at meals.


There are no programming/tuition charges to attend the retreat. Payment for accomodation and meals is made directly to Easton Mountain. You are responsible for paying for any other services you book at Easton Mountain (Massage, Reiki, etc): please ask about the availability and cost of these when you book your room, if you are interested.

Any costs of event workshop materials are payable directly to the workshop leader.

To Register:

After booking your accommodations at Easton Mountain (1-800-553-8235 or 1-518-692-8023), contact Joe at or (1-267-980-8830) to let him know youíre coming.


If you would be interested in volunteering to teach a short workshop, please contact Joe at or (1-267-980-8830) for details. We are looking for someone to lead/teach morning yoga class.


For questions about the weekend event, contact Joe at or (1-267-980-8830). For questions about the venue, contact Easton Mountain.

Click here to download a black and white PDF file flier to post anywhere that men knit.

Click here to download a color PDF file flier to post anywhere that men knit.


Thank you to Franklin for the use of the images on this page.