Monday, June 25, 2012

Share Your Spindles - Thursday, June 28

Thursday, June 28, will be our next meet-up at Elliott Bay Cafe, from 7-9pm.

At our last meeting, one of our regulars who is a wood-working craftsman, expressed interested in learning to make his own drop spindles, so this week we will be having a drop-spindle extravaganza!

Bring your drop spindles for show and tell, or, if you're interested in learning to spin on a drop spindle, just show up. We'll have plenty of spindles and fiber to practice on!

Seattle Men Who Knit (&Crochet! &Spin!) meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at Elliott Bay Cafe (1521 10th Ave, one block east of Broadway between Pike and Pine on Capitol Hill).

I hope we'll see you there!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2012 Men's Fall Knitting Retreat

2012 is the fifth year for the annual Men's Fall Knitting Retreat (MFKR), held each year over Labor Day weekend.

As "Seattle Men Who Knit", we're very lucky to have this event in our back yard!

Held over Labor Day weekend at the beautiful Dumas Bay retreat center in Federal Way, this event brings guys from all over the country (and internationally!) for four days of knitting, spinning, crocheting, and classes. Each year, MFKR is invited to participate in a warehouse tour of Skacel knitting, and this year will include our second Skacel design contest.

This is a great event, and is coming up soon.

2012 dates are Thursday, August 30 through Sunday, September 2.

The Seattle knitting retreat is one of many retreats that are held all over the world.

For more information, check out the Men's Knitting Retreat group on Ravelry or the official Men's Knitting Retreat website.

It's not too late to register for the fall retreat in Seattle, and it will be great fun!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Introduction to SMWK

"Seattle Men Who Knit" is a group of male knitters, crocheters, spinners, and fiber enthusiasts who meet twice a month at the Elliott Bay Cafe.

We are on Ravelry, here:

and have recently put our calendar up on "", here:

We typically meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, with the one exception for 2012 being Thanksgiving!

Here's our meeting schedule for the rest of the year -

Jun 14, 28 
Jul 12, 26 
Aug 9, 23 
Sep 13, 27 
Oct 11, 25 
Nov 8, 29 (Thanksgiving is 11/22, we’re meeting the 5th Thursday in November instead) 
Dec 13, 27

Please join us at Elliott Bay Cafe at Elliott Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

For any questions, send email to

See you soon!