We would like this page to include a full listing of upcoming crank-ins, conferences and demonstrations. If you know of events to add to this page, please send the information and/or link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Crank-In Checklist (What to take with you to a Crank-In)
2018 CSM Events
Regularly Scheduled Crank-Ins:
MARS (Mid-Atlantic Region Sock Knitters) Meets monthly, dates and locations vary. Go to their Facebook page here for current information.
Pueblo, Colorado, 2nd Saturday Crankers Meet each month on the 2nd Saturday (weather permitting), ATC (Artisan Textile Co), 121 Broadway Ave, Pueblo CO Contact Joanne Caldwell at email@example.com
Conferences, Demos, Festivals:
January 6, 2018, Leesburg, Virginia Crank-in from 10am to 5 pm. The Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176. Notice: This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library. And no sales are allowed (ie no vendors can show up and sell). Food and drinks are NOT allowed inside the library and there are various places to eat in the area. There is room for about 12 crankers. This is FREE and open to ALL but the space for machines is limited. See this discussion on Ravelry.
January 13, 2018, La Crescent, Minnesota LOONS (Lots of Outstanding Northern Socks), La Crescent Library, 321 Main Street, La Crescent, MN…planning another in early March. No charge. More info on Facebook on the Circular Sock Machine Knitters 2.0 group.
January 15, 2018, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin CSM gathering at the Oconto Falls WI Library January 15 8:30 am till 3. Bring a mat to put under your machine to catch any oil drips please. (traceyschuh on Ravelry)
January 20, 2018, Saint Cloud, Minnesota At Rocking Horse Farm, 25636 County Road 74, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, 10-6 pm. Deb Oswald will lead a class project starting at 10:15am
Pete Oswald will be available for CSM maintenance and repair consultation, all day
Carole Wurst will lead show-and-tell at 1:30pm. Carole Wurst will do a special demo of adding beads while knitting on the CSM (also applies to regular knitting machines). Lunch is potluck. This event is free, no pre-registration required. Bring your CSM or call ahead to reserve one of Carole’s Erlbacher or vintage Gearhart machines (first come, first serve). Handknitters or observers are welcome, too! Carole will have inexpensive scrap yarn, CSM needles, and a variety of sock yarns like Brown Sheep, Cotton Fine, Noro, Trekking and Tamm Bebe available on site. Hope you can join us! (Event page on Ravelry here.)
January 21, 2018, Salem, New Hampshire Crank-in at the Salem Rest Area, I-93 northbound in Salem, NH (first rest area after the NH line), 10 am to 4 pm. As always , all are welcome. Bring a CHAIR and all of your gear for the fiber craft you will work on. A rug for the floor if it is a sock machine so the weights don’t break the tiles and paper towels to wipe up any spills, oil or other wise. Food to share if you want and some lunch as there are only snack machines and drink machines at the rest stop. Looking forward to seeing everyone . Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
January 27, 2018, Chino Valley, Arizona Arizona Crank-In, 10-5 pm, 798 N Hwy 89 Chino Valley, AZ 86323 Host Pat Regnier. 928/499/0640 or Pregnier@cableone. Net
February 21 – 24, 2018, Ankeny, Iowa PIGS (People in Glorious Socks) at the Ramada. We will gather for demonstration, instruction, and of course to see old friends and make new ones. All levels of experience can learn from attending a crank-in. We will have a ‘garage sale’ where items related to sock machines are available. We welcome anyone to visit even if you do not have a machine. You don’t have to register to just drop by and see what this is all about. Who knows, this may be the hobby you have been looking for! Facebook page here. Limit of 45 crankers, must register by Jan. 20 to attend. Click here to register.
March 3, 2018, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada 8:30-4:00 pm at Tremblett’s Independent Grocer, 273 King St W, Ingersoll, Ontario N5C 2K9. The cost of the Crank In is a donation.
Because we are at a grocery store, we have grocery carts we can bring our supplies in, an elevator to go up to the room, and a deli to get a lunch. Please register in advance to email@example.com as we have a limited but nicely lit room. Anyone interested in preordering their sock yarn from Fischerwool can have it delivered to the Ingersoll crank-in.
Orders can be made in advance by getting in touch with Anna Fischer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stoney Creek Yarns will also have a presence with her hand dyed yarns.
March 3, 2018, Purcellville, Virginia DC,MD,VA Crank-In will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 10am to 5 pm. The Purcellville Library, 220 East Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132. There is room for about 20 crankers. This is FREE and open to ALL but the space for machines is limited.
Notice: This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library. And no sales are allowed (ie no vendors can show up and sell). Food and drinks are allowed inside the library and there are various places to eat in the area. Please reply to this Ravelry post indicating you will be attending as a cranker or as a visitor.
March 10 – 11, 2018, Kegworth, UK There will be another sock machine extravaganza weekend on 10-11 March 2018, to be known as Encounter Eighteen. Classes, advice, competitions, yarn. Venue is a conference hotel in Kegworth, UK, J24 of the M1. Day tickets £20 inclusive of lunch, or stay all weekend in the hotel. Newbies especially welcome, with or without a machine. Invest £20 before you spend that £1,000 on eBay! Pre-booking is essential, please send me a pm in the first instance. See Ravelry discussion here. FMI, contact marytheknit on Ravelry.
March 11, 2018, Salem, New Hampshire Crank-in at the Salem Rest Area, I-93 northbound in Salem, NH (first rest area after the NH line), 10 am to 4 pm. As always , all are welcome. Bring a CHAIR and all of your gear for the fiber craft you will work on. A rug for the floor if it is a sock machine so the weights don’t break the tiles and paper towels to wipe up any spills, oil or other wise. Food to share if you want and some lunch as there are only snack machines and drink machines at the rest stop. Looking forward to seeing everyone . Contact Kate at email@example.com for more information
March 11 – 12, 2018, Aurora, Oregon 35th Annual Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase. We’ve been told there will be a CSM in use at this event. More info here.
March 22 – 25, 2018, Lacey, Washington Annual Multi-Fiber Craft & CSM Retreat, Gwinwood Christian Conference Grounds, Westwood Retreat Center, Lacey, Washington. Contact Kari Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-713-2298 for more information or to register. $260/4 days, $200/3 days, $180/2 days, early bird rates, day rates available.
March 23 – 24, 2018, Winchester, Indiana Crank-In, Beeson Club House, Winchester, IN, lodging nearby. Free, however we do collect a donation for the Parks Department. Contact Shawnda for more info or to register at email@example.com
March 23 – 25, 2018, Walla Walla, Washington 2nd Annual Walla Walla Valley CSM Crank-In, Courtyard Marriott Walla Walla, WA www.marriott.com/alwcy $45 Friday – Sunday or $25 Saturday only, Reserve your workspace and hotel room by 2 March 2018, FMI: Andrea Valentine
April 4 – 8, 2018, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 8th Annual Erlbacher Knitting Machine Company’s Open House and Crank In! More information here, Registration here, or go to the Erlbacher Ravelry group here.
April 20 – 22, 2018, Nashville, Indiana 2018 Crank-In. Brown County Library in Nashville, IN (about 1 hour South of Indianapolis), lodging nearby. Free, however we do collect goodwill donation for the library. Space is limited, so contact Lori Keith for more info or to register at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21, 2018, Saint Cloud, Minnesota Spring CSM Gathering for the Upper Midwest
Sat. April 21, 2018, The Knitshop at Rocking Horse Farm, 25636 County Road 74, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, 10-6 pm. Hosted by Carole Wurst with Deb & Pete Oswald
April 22, 2018, Harrisonburg, Virginia Cranking demo & socks for sale at Beth El Temple’s spring bazaar, 830 Old Furnace Road, Harrisonburg, VA, 11:30-3:00 pm.
May 6, Downer’s Grove, Illinois We will be meeting at the Downers Grove Library at 1pm on Sunday May 6th. Let me know if you can make it. Contact PeggyDevineRyan on Ravelry.
May 5 – 6, 2018, Chino Valley, Arizona Calling all Cranker’s to the Arizona crank-in. Saturday, May 5, Sunday, May 6 at 798 South Highway 89 in Chino Valley Arizona. We will be cranking from 10 to 5. Thank you all I’m looking forward to seeing you all and cranking out lots of socks. Remember to bring your floor cover, a dish to share and we’re going to have a great day! We’d love to have demos and show And tell. Pat, 928.499.0640
May 12 – 13, 2018, Lake Elmo, Minnesota Registration is now open for the CSM class at Shepherd’s Harvest. Bring any working CSM and make socks or a textured lace-like scarf. Carole and Jason will provide the yarn: a wool/nylon sock blend or a dress yarn for the scarf. Register here, scroll all the way down to the bottom to see the CSM pic. We also plan to have a CSM on display at the Rocking Horse Farm booth in the center of Building D during the entire Festival.
May 17 – 20, 2018, Harrisonburg, Virginia 4th Annual Shenandoah Valley Crank-In — We’re expanding capacity for 2018 to accommodate demand! Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center. Ravelry group with up-to-date details here. Contact: Kathy at email@example.com or through Rav at kathycsmer. Registration opens in early fall. Registration info will be sent first to those on the list to be notified, then opened to public if any spots left. Contact Kathy if you want to be on the list.
May 19 – 20, 2018, Hamburg, Michigan Michigan CSM Knitting Weekend with Lucy Best and Eric Wolff
Hamburg Historical Museum
May 19-20, 2018
10 spaces available. $30 fee. Reservation with deposit required. All skill levels welcome. Come join us for a special small group CSM opportunity at the Hamburg Historical Museum in Hamburg, Michigan (north of Ann Arbor). Improve your skills or knit for entertainment with hosts Lucy and Eric. We can assist with beginning knitting, ribbing, troubleshooting and tuning as needed. The Museum will observe normal operations during our event, so the public may be on hand to visit with us. You will also have the opportunity to wander this lovely local museum.
Friday, May 18: OPTIONAL social time 7 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, May 19: 9 am to 9 pm with breaks for meals.
Sunday, May 20: 9 am to 1 pm (includes an hour for cleanup)
Google ‘accommodations Hamburg MI’ for information about area lodging options. There are several restaurants nearby, and we will have access to a small kitchenette.
Private message Lucy Best on Facebook to reserve your spot today!
May 20, 2018, Salem, New Hampshire Crank-in at the Salem Rest Area, I-93 northbound in Salem, NH (first rest area after the NH line), 10 am to 4 pm. As always , all are welcome. Bring a CHAIR and all of your gear for the fiber craft you will work on. A rug for the floor if it is a sock machine so the weights don’t break the tiles and paper towels to wipe up any spills, oil or other wise. Food to share if you want and some lunch as there are only snack machines and drink machines at the rest stop. Looking forward to seeing everyone . Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
May 26, 2018, St. Cloud, Minnesota We host our annual Dye Workshop on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Dyeing will start at 1:30. Carole provides a sock blank or hank of dyeable wool/nylon, bamboo/nylon, or angora/nylon. You will go home with enough dyed yarn for a pair of socks. Register online here.
May 28 – 31, 2018, Alberta, Canada Twisted Sisters Retreat at the Deer Valley Meadows Christian Camp east of Red Deer. They charge $250.00 per person, with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your space, with the balance payable on your day of arrival. This includes your room and 6 meals, they serve lunch and supper. We are asked to bring items for breakfast and snacks to share with all who attend.The deadline for this retreat is May 1st, this will give our hosts enough time to make sure they have everything is place. The Happy Crankers will be roomed in Gazebo House that has 6 bedrooms with two beds to a room, so you will be sharing a room. You will have to bring your own bedding and towels. They have access to large tables for our machines, but those of you that wish to bring your own tables may do so. Once I have the number of registrants, your name will go on the waiting list. It is a first come first served basis, so if someone cancels you will be allowed the spot. So the only way to hold your spot is to get your registration in early. Sandra Vavrek, email@example.com, 1-403-729-2450 H, 1-403-846-8795 C
June 1 – 3, 2018, Lacey, Washington Sock Knitting Machine Retreat Gwinwood retreat center, Lacey WA June 1-3 In case anyone missed it, we’ll be doing another sock knitting machine retreat in Lacey, WA at Gwinwood Retreat Center at the Lodge. We had such a great time at the Thanksgiving retreat, I booked it again at a time when it would be easier for more people to join us! FMI, Pat Fly at Angora Valley Farms
June 2 – 3, 2018, Prescott, Arizona This is an invitation to a Crank Inn at Sharlot Hall Museum June 2 and 3rd in Prescott AZ. It will be 10 to 5 both days. I will need RSVP’s for space will be limited! This could be a dress period event! It will be a big day here for the local people to come and see all the arts. And yes we can sell our socks! I hope all my Arizona Cranker will get excited about this event and come join me! Please Come! Patricia Regnier on Facebook
June 4 – 8, 2018, Marion, Indiana Crank-INdiana 2018 Spring (and Fall) Held at the Comfort Suites, Marion, IN. Fee is $20 to offset the cost of the room. Crank-in rate if staying at the hotel. For more info or to register, contact Jane Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org Also held in the Fall September 10 – 14, 2018.
June 14 – 17, 2018, Belfast, Maine Good Karma Crank-In, 7th year, $30 per person registration fee, limited to 30 machines. Block of rooms reserved at The Yankee Clipper. For more information, look here.
We’re meeting up again! It will be held on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 10am to 5 pm.
The Purcellville Library
220 East Main Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
There is room for about 20 crankers. This is FREE and open to ALL. Notice: This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library. And no sales are allowed (ie no vendors can show up and sell). Food and drinks are allowed inside the library and there are various places to eat in the area. Please reply to rosalynk on Ravelry indicating you will be attending as a cranker or as a visitor.
June 21 – 24, 2018, Wayne, Oklahoma Oklahoma Crank-In, Location: Prairie Moon Primitives Retreat Center, Wayne,Oklahoma. All inclusive Crank-in at Bunkhouse. Cost $250. Meals,lodging snacks and lots of fun and learning. Contact: Jan Lile (aka flossr on Ravelry) for more info.
July 13 – 15, Hubbards, Nova Scotia, Canada Salty Socks, Hooked Rug Museum of North America, 9849 St Margarets Bay Rd RR 2, Hubbards, Nova Scotia. Special guests include Dave Lord of Chambord CSM in Quebec. Builder of the Accuknitter 400. Shirley Baxter of Yarn N Things, Oakfield NS. Shirley will be vending her delicious assortmemt of sock yarns etc. Day 1 July 13 5:00 – 7:00 set-up and Meet and Greet, Day 2 July 14 9:00 – 5:00 Cranking, Learning and Shopping, Day 3 July 15 9:00 – 4:00 Cranking, Learning and Shopping, 4:00 – 5:00 take down and pack our machines. Cost of the event is only CAD 50.00 (includes coffee, tea, assorted pastries and fruit as well as a lovely buffet lunch) This fee also covers the minor cost or using the facility. HUBBARDS, NS Is located along the South Shore of Nova Scotia near such places as world famous Peggys Cove, Chester, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and much more. Facebook event page is here.
July 28, 2018, Sutton, Quebec, Canada 10 am to 5 pm at Mont Tricot, 20-k rue Principale Nord, Sutton, Quebec J0E 2K0, +1 450-538-8040, email@example.com
August 23 – 26, 2018, Federal Way, Washington “End of Summer” Camp for Creative Souls, Dumas Bay Centre. The $200 deposit is due by Feb 23rd. There are currently 14 spots available. Those who pay the full $400 first will have rooms with a half bath. All rooms have a sink. Private comfortable bed and a fabulous environment. TICK TOCK… Summer will be over before we know it’s arrived! Hope to see you there! Kari Elliott 206-713-2298 ( call and leave a message as I don’t answer unfamiliar numbers )
September 6 – 8, 2018, Springfield, Missouri I am organizing a crank in, in Springfield, Missouri, called S.O.C.K.S. (some outrageous crankers knitting socks). I have created a group page on FB called S.O.C.K.S. I will post information there and on Ravelry here as it is available. Thanks! Hope (HooksSticks on Ravelry)
September 10 – 14, 2018, Marion, Indiana Crank-INdiana 2018 Fall (and Spring) Held at the Comfort Suites, Marion, IN. Fee is $20 to offset the cost of the room. Crank-in rate if staying at the hotel. For more info or to register, contact Jane Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org Also held in the Spring June 4 – 8, 2018.
September 20 – 23, 2018, Spokane, Washington Bear Creek Lodge, Mead, WA. Cost for 3 Nights/4 Days is $245.00 plus a $15 registration fee. This includes lodging, meals, beverages and snacks. The Lodge sleeps 25, some rooms are singles, some doubles and a few for 3. More info on the flyer, HERE. Register by July 1, 2018 by contacting Kathy Howland at email@example.com.
September 27 – 30, 2018 Woodstock, Ontario, Canada Great Canadian Crank-In Held at Quality Hotel & Suites, Woodstock, ON. Fee is $45CAD. Find more info on their Facebook page, or for info and a registration form email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 28 – 29, 2018, St. Cloud, Minnesota At Rocking Horse Farm. Save the date! This year we have asked Deb Oswald to be one of our demonstrators at our 27th annual knitting machine seminar and she will be doing at least one session on the CSM each day. There are 5 other class choices each hour covering lots of machine kntiting topics. Also: yarn vendors, felted art display, style show, contest. Registration is available here.
October 5 – 7, 2018, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin I want to invite you all to our All Fiber Arts Retreat to be held in October 5-7 2018 at the Rowley Bay Resort in Ellison Bay WI. Circular Sock Machines will be featured and welcomed.. in fact we’d love to have a crank in! The show will offer vendors, classes, music, yoga, massage therapy, fish boil, pj party and door prizes plus much more. The resort has offered to hold a block of rooms for us until August at a great price and we are so excited to have you join us. There are quite a few CSM people in our area that meet regularly and we’d love to welcome all csm crankers and want to be crankers to come see what the fiber arts community is all about. There will be spinning, weaving, crochet, knitting, Tunisian crochet and fetlting, quilting, sewing and more… Did I mention that the fall colors up there are usually in peak at that time and the resort is right by the bay of Lake Michigan? For more info you can email me at Tracey_Schuh@hotmail.com. Closest airport to fly in is Green Bay, ride sharing a possibility. or car rentals are at the airport.
October 6-7, 2018, Montpelier Station, Virginia (near Orange) Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials will have a crank-in ongoing during the festival in the Craft Demos tent. For more info please email Margaret at email@example.com
October 11 – 13, 2018, Albert Lea, Minnesota Save the Date. The LAMBS Crank-in has been set for October 11-13, 2018 in Albert Lea, MN. A Facebook Group has been created. Still in the process of making up registration forms and deciding on Demo’s, etc. (Learning And Making Beautiful Socks)
October 11 – 14, 2018, Alberta, Canada Lazy M Lodge retreat in October 2018.
www.lazymcanada.com Our fall retreat will again be at the Lazy M Lodge. Those that were able to attend last year enjoyed it so much that we have booked the facilities again for the second weekend of October. Again that is the number of rooms that we have but there are two beds to a room so you must share the room. The cost of this retreat is $415.00 ( as of now they have not contacted me with any increase in cost), again a $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. We go with brunch and supper and we ask that you bring snacks to share in the Hall with everyone.
They do have a couple of tables for our machines but in this case it is best if you have your own table, please bring it. The deadline for this retreat is August 15th. Once I have the number of registrants, your name will go on the waiting list. It is a first come first served basis, so if someone cancels you will be allowed the spot. So the only way to hold your spot is to get your registration in early. Sandra Vavrek, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-403-729-2450 H, 1-403-846-8795 C
October 20, 2018, Saint Cloud, Minnesota Autumn CSM Gathering for the Upper Midwest
Sat. Oct. 20, 2018, The Knitshop at Rocking Horse Farm, 25636 County Road 74, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, 10-6 pm. Hosted by Carole Wurst with Deb & Pete Oswald
October 25–28, 2018, Madison, Wisconsin Annual Mad City Crank In, sponsored by the Mad City Crankers, located at the Comfort Inn and Suites 4822 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704 / Phone: 608-244-6265. For more information please check out our website: https://sites.google.