Events

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 web@cskms.org. Thank you!

Crank-In Checklist

October 2528, 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.com/site/madcitycrankerscsm/annual-mad-city-crank-in or email: madcitycrankerscsm@gmail.com.

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 craftdemos@fallfiberfestival.org

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.

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.  

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 kr2409@gmail.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.

April 4 – 8, 2018, Cape Girardeau, Missouri    Erlbacher Crank-In & Homecoming.  FMI, go to the Erlbacher Ravelry group here.

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.

February 21 – 25, 2018, Ankeny, Iowa    PIGS (People in Glorious Socks) 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.

November 24 – 26, 2017, Lacey, Washington    Thanksgiving Sock Machine Retreat!!

We’ll be having a Sock Knitting Machine Retreat Nov 24th thru the 26th, from 11 am Friday – 3pm on Sunday.  Christmas Bazaar on Saturday is in the works and you’re welcome to sell or not.
Quilting, Machine Knitting, Spinning, etc are also welcome! We normally do this at Westwood, but have been given the chance to have it at the Lodge,  overlooking Lake Hicks. I’m excited! Should be loads of fun! Meals and sleeping quarters (in the cabins) are included in the price of $150. If interested, please contact me at pat@angoravalley.com or pm me here. Thanks, Pat Fly

November 19, 2017, 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 khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

November 15 – 18, 2017, Warrenton, Missouri    “Show Me Your Socks!”  Contact Sue Vunesky for more information.  sue.vunesky@gmail.com

November 13, 2017, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin    We’re going to try having more get togethers during the “school year months” to make up for not having any during the summer months. So Tracey has kindly offered to have one at her house on Monday November 13, 2017. Hours are 9 am till ?? pm. Since she lives in the country it will be pot luck. She would like you to RSVP directly to her at: tracey_schuh@hotmail.com. Directions: From the interchange of Hwys 41/141, take Hwy 41 toward Oconto. Go about 4 miles and turn south onto Froelich Rd. She is about 1.5 miles from the turn ~ on the right (east) side. Fire# 3250. This is in the Abrams area. Let Tracey know if you are coming. The one following November will return to the Oconto Falls Library – watch notices. ** anyone wanting to join us is welcome** just rsvp please

October 26-29, 2017, 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.com/site/madcitycrankerscsm/annual-mad-city-crank-in or email: madcitycrankerscsm@gmail.com.

October 21, 2017, Frederick, Colorado    Crank-in, 11 – 5 pm, at Echo Brewing Company hosted by Midnight Designs.  FMI, click here.

October 21, 2017, St. Cloud, Minnesota    Autumn CSM Gathering. Free, 10-6. Demos by Deb Oswald, Carole Wurst, Pete Oswald. Supplies and yarn available on site. Contact The Knitshop at Rocking Horse Farm, https://www.facebook.com/knitshop.rockinghorsefarm/

October 21, 2017, Purcellville, Virginia    DC/MD/VA Crank-In, 10am to 5 pm.

The Purcellville Library
220 East Main Street Purcellville, VA 20132
The Robey Meeting Room

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. At this time, there is room for about 25 crankers. This is FREE and open to ALL but the space for machines is limited. Please reply to rosalynk (Rosalyn Keys) on Ravelry if you plan to attend.

October 19 – 23 2017, Ilwaco, Washington    This will be our 6th retreat in Ilwaco. It is a limited venue so if you are interested please pm me for registration details. Again this year we will be doing the “I made it” gift exchange, last year was quite a bit of fun. It is held at the Inn at Harbor Village in Ilwaco, WA http://innatharbourvillage.com We have the whole Inn reserved, we can check in at 11:00 on Thurs Oct 19, check out between 11:00 and 1:00 on Monday Oct 23. All meals are included, we have a 10:00 brunch, and a dinner around 5:00, and an open door kitchen policy for snackers. Classes will be announced closer to the retreat, but we have several very experienced crankers attending and knowledge is freely shared. Pat Fly and Marika Cowan will be there with yarn (Pat will also have CSM supplies) and anyone else attending is more than welcome to bring anything they have to sell or trade. Rooms all have queen beds so if you are sharing you will have to share the bed also, each room has it’s own private bath attached. Price is: $350 shared $700 single This includes all meals
A $50 reg fee holds your space, with the balance being paid Sept 1, if for some reason, after paying the fee you cannot attend it will be refunded if I can put someone else in your place. Please join us for 4 days packed full of CSM, fun and food.

October 19 – 22, 2017, South Carolina    This one has been mentioned on Ravelry here. More details to be posted here when they are known.

October 14, 2017, Petoskey, Michigan    OUTING AT CINDY’S OCTOBER 14TH!  Bring your sock machine and crank it up with us and a stream of socks! Trade war stories, share techniques, enjoy a day just focused on sock knitting with your sock machine! Participants should bring a stand for your machine and all necessary supplies you need. Non –machine owners are invited to attend and knit hand socks. Customers are invited to come see how these wonderful sock machines crank it up! We have lots of sock yarn for you to choose from. We will be providing pizza and pop/water. Come join in the fun! Show off your sock machines, as fellow knitters come check out the speed at which you make your socks! Door prizes and take home gift, food, and meet up with fellow crankers! October 14th from 10 am to 3 pm. $10 Pizza lunch and snacks provided! Maximum ~ 12 participants.

Cindy’s Northern Crafts
1187 North US 31 Hwy.
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 439-9221
www.CindysNorthernCrafts.com

October 7-8, 2017, 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 craftdemos@fallfiberfestival.org

OCTOBER 7, 2017, Minneapolis, Minnesota    “StevenBe” mentioned on Ravelry here. More details will be posted when they are known.

September 28 – October 1, 2017, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada   The Great Canadian Crank-In —  3 days of cranking, vendors, workshops at a Quality Inn. FMI go to the Facebook page here.

September 24, 2017, Lacombe, AB, Canada    The Prairie Fibre Festival  is reserving space for crankers to meet. If you are interested in attending or want more info, please PM yarnfloozy on Ravelry.

September 22, 2017, Berryville, Virginia    Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival will host our first Crank-In on Friday, September 22, 2017, 5 PM – 9 PM. This event is FREE and open to the public.  Send an email to svffchairman@gmail.com with any questions.

September 17, 2017, 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 khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

September 15 – 16, 2017, St. Cloud, Minnesota    September CSM Seminar, CSM Circular Sock Machine Demonstrator: Dee Kupka  Dee’s topics will include: Sock Machine 101, Getting to Know Cylinder Sizes & Yarn Choices, Measuring, Heels, Ribbing Wide Heels & Ankles for Medical Situations. Other knitting machine classes will be taught by Mary Anne Oger, Carole Wurst, and others. Contest, Style Show, 5-and-10 Sale of yarn and accessories, spinning wheel demo, yarn vendors. Lots of sock yarn will be available for sale. New this year in the vendor area: display of machine knit baby items made with alpaca by Agnes & Colleen Wildt. Email knitshop.rockinghorsefarm (at) gmail.com for registration form or visit the event page on Ravelry, here: SEPTEMBER SEMINAR 2017

September 7-10, 2017, Federal Way, Washington    The HeelsOverToes Annual Fall Retreat will be held in Federal Way, WA, September 7th – 10th, 2017. Come Craft in an inspiring setting with beautiful grounds and a killer view of Puget Sound. Begins Thursday 10:00 am until Sunday 2:00 pm. Partial attendance available. Great group of experienced crankers, weavers, spinners, knitters, and lots of other stuff too! Help with your knitting, classes, techniques, fun and nothing to do but craft and sleep as Chef prepared meals are provided as part of the package. Limited lodging space available and deadlines for registration are coming up! Contact Kari for more information at heelsovertoes@gmail.com and I will email a registration form. If you have a craft or specialty that you would like to teach, you can possibly defray part of your registration costs. We fill up fast for these retreats, so get your registration in Now!

September 7-10, 2017, Glenn, Michigan    The Third Annual Lake Michigan Sock Retreat is Thursday September 7th thru Sunday September 10th. We are located on the Southwest corner of the state in Glenn on Lake Michigan . We have limited space for this event. $150 which includes all meals starting with Thursday’s dinner and your housing. We have four homes we use for this event. Please email me at dhammond618@yahoo.com for more information.

September 7 – 9, 2017, Evans, Georgia    The group “Not So Cranky Crankers” is having a get together for all Fiber Craft artists in the area at Riverview United Methodist Church in Evans, Georgia. Come one, two or all three days. Have items to sell? We will supply a table for you. Thursday at 9 a.m. through Saturday at 5 p.m.

August 26, 2017, Leesburg, Virginia    Our crank-in will be held on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm at The Rust Library. The room we will be in is labeled Conference Room B148. Address is 380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176.  This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library. And no sales are allowed (i.e. no vendors can show up and sell stuff). No food or drink is allowed inside the library but there are various places to eat in the area. Remember to bring a floor covering for under your machine so we don’t drip oil. There is room for about 10 crankers, so please let us know you’re coming. Please reply to rosalynk on Ravelry.

August 24 – 27, 2017, Amsterdam, Missouri    Crank-in at Kamp Kersey. Arrival in the afternoon on the 24th and departure after breakfast and clean up on the 27th. Fee is 130.00 and that includes sleeping quarters (a bunk house at the church camp) and meals with Tea, Lemonade, water and coffee. You would be responsible for bringing your own twin size bed clothes and towels. The swimming pool will be open. Also volunteering for clean up or help cooking a meal. Everyone pitches in and helps so that one or two people are not responsible for everything the entire weekend. Contact Mary Limpus at mlimpus@yahoo.com

August 3, 4, 5, 2017, Amherst, Massachusetts    CSKMS Annual Membership Meeting & Conference at University of Massachusetts campus. Registration deadline is Friday, July 14. Click here for more information. 

July 23, 2017, 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 khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

July 19-23, 2017, Monticello, Illinois    COWS (Crankers of Wonderful Socks), Best Western Gateway Inn, 805 Iron Horse Pl., Monticello, IL 61856, Phone 217-762-9436.  Be sure to mention COWS when you call to reserve your room.  The Monticello Best Western has upgraded the lighting in all their rooms. The conference room is newly recarpeted. There will be new breakfast choices and lunches are provided by the hotel manager.  Vendors – a locked room will be provided, Garage Sale table, Bring your Show-N-Tell.  Contacts:  Pat Lane (pjslknits@gmail.com) or Peg Wileaver (peggy@margaretdsknits.com)

July 17, 2017, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin    Monday July 17th Wisconsin Oconto Falls Library crank-in,  8 am to 3 pm, no cost, bring a small floor covering to put under your machine. FMI, traceyschuh on Ravelry

June 15-18, 2017, Belfast, Maine    Good Karma Crank-In, 6th year (3rd weekend in June), $30 per person registration fee, limited to 30 machines.  Block of rooms reserved  at The Yankee Clipper.  For more information, look here.  

June 15 – 17, 2017, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    Paul’s Motor Inn, 1900 Douglas St, Victoria, 250-382-9231, www.paulsmotorinn.com. Rooms are booked under Steve Ashton but call or email me for individual reservation numbers. The room we have booked is 978 square feet and has wall to wall carpeting but everyone will need to bring oil guards. You can leave your machines set-up and secure as we will lock the room each night. 8:00 am to whenever each day. FMI, thewizardofbc on Ravelry

May 27 or June 3, 2017?? Gatlinburg, Tennessee    The Smoky Mountain Spinnery in Gatlinburg, TN, has acquired a few CSMs and the shop owner asked me if I’d help her host a “Hang Out and Crank” sometime in late May. Not that I’m an expert but I’ve cranked a sock or 200 hundred, and I’ll be there to help. I’ll also be demo’ing a CSM for anyone wanting to see one close up and cranking. It will just be a day of cranking, hanging out and fun. If interested, let me know which day you prefer.  Thanks! Jo Anne (Send pm to talespun on Ravelry.)

May 21, 2017, 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 khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

May 18 – 21, 2017, Harrisonburg, Virginia     3rd annual Shenandoah Valley Crank-In at Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center.  Ravelry group with up-to-date details  here.  Contact: Kathy at kr2409@gmail.com or through Rav at kathycsmer.  Registration opens in September to those who have attended before & in October to everyone else.

May 18 – 21, 2017,  Wayne, Oklahoma    “Let’s Get Cranky”  We will be having Georgia Majerus and Yvonne Oliger teaching this year. If interested for more info contact Jan Mann Lile or flossr on Rav. Location is Prairie Moon Primitives Retreat Center near Wayne,Oklahoma. Registration will begin in Jan.2017. More info will be released after the Holidays.

May 13 & 14, 2017, Hughsville, Pennsylvania    5th Annual Central PA Fiber Festival and Crank-in, Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Huhesville PA, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4, FMI contact Pat Flynn at justtaichi at yahoo dot com or go to the Central PA Fiber Festival facebook page.

May 13-14, 2017, Lake Elmo, Minnesota    Carole Wurst will be teaching CSM classes at Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival. Class will be for any CSM machine in working condition. Class size is limited to allow for hands-on help from the instructor. Registration will be at this website: http://shepherdsharvestfestival.org/

May 7, 2017, Calabasas, California    I’m hosting an informal crank-in in my house in Calabasas from 9-5 on Sunday May 7th. If interested, PM me for details. Cheers! Loan  Contact Loan (knottyewe on Ravelry).

April 28 – 30, 2017, Bolinas, California     Sage is hosting another San Francisco Bay Area crank in at her beach house. Space is limited and we are asking people to share rooms to accommodate more people at her house. You can also get a rental on airB&B, camp at Olema Campground, get a motel in Stinson Beach, or come for just the day. Food and drinks will be potluck so bring things to share or you can buy things in town. We have space to cook and a grill. We are located 13 miles north of San Francisco as the crow files. It is about an hour drive from the city and 1 1/2 hr drive from the SFO airport depending on traffic and how you handle the windy roads :). Sage’s house is located 1/2 block to the beach and 1/2 block to downtown. Downtown consists of one restaurant, market, library, gas station, community center, surf shop, and the infamous Smileys saloon. Super small quaint hippie town. It is a little bit of a haul but certainly worth the drive. If you are interested in coming to the event please let me know ASAP or email Sage. No kids or animals please. FMO, leslie415 on Ravelry

April 27 – 30, 2017, Lacey, Washington    Annual Multi-Fiber Craft & CSM Retreat, Gwinwood Christian Conference Grounds, Westwood Retreat Center, Lacey, Washington. Contact Kari Elliott at heelsovertoes@gmail.com or 206-713-2298 for more information or to register. $260/4 days, $200/3 days, early bird rates, day rates available.

April 15, 2017, St. Cloud, Minnesota    Spring CSM Gathering for the Upper Midwest. 10-6 in The Knitshop at Rocking Horse Farm. Class/Demo led by Deb Oswald CSM Repair/Maintenance consultation by Pete Oswald Show-and-Tell led by Carole Wurst Event Details: knitshop.rockinghorsefarm@gmail.com or click here for the Ravelry event page with a map to the event

April 5-9, 2017, Cape Girardeau, Missouri    Erlbacher Crank-In & Homecoming.  FMI, go to the Erlbacher Ravelry group here.

April 1, 2017, Firestone, Colorado     Carbon Valley Regional Library 7 Park Ave, Firestone, Colorado, Topic: Summer socks! Bring your sock machine, table or stand, yarn (Want to have a skein swap?), Carpet square or mat to protect the floor. Come enjoy visiting with fellow fiber artists. Don’t have a sock machine? Come spin, knit, or crochet with us! FMI, Jessica at jessica@midnight-designs.com

March 12, 2017, 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 khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

March 10-12, 2017, Kegworth, England    UK crankers, here’s your chance for a crank-in on your side of the pond! In Kegworth, in the heart of England and close to the Framework Knitters Museum. For full details maryhawkins1589@gmail.com.

March 3 – 5, 2017, Walla Walla, Washington    Walla Walla Valley Crank-In at the Courtyard Marriott, $50 for Friday-Sunday and $30 for Saturday only. The hotel is holding a block of rooms for a special rate of $99 per night – let them know you are coming for the Walla Walla Valley Crank-In. The hotel is really nice and has a restaurant and bar that serves breakfast and dinner. There are lunch options within walking distance as well. You can check out the hotel at www.Marriott.com/alwcy. If you are interested in attending, contact me at wallawalladoghouse@gmail.com and I will forward a registration form.

February 22-25, 2017, Ankeny, Iowa    PIGS (People in Glorious Socks) 2017 is ready for registration! Our annual event has been set for Feb 24-25, 2017 in Ankeny Iowa. We will gather at the Ramada 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. Last year there was a loom for sale, too! Registration is $45 for three days of the event. Click here to go to the registration. Click here to see more information about the hotel and conference. This year there will be a class taught for newbies, tentatively called ‘From Box to Socks’ and will cover what is needed to take your machine out of the ‘box’ and set it up, to making a sock by the end of the crank-in. Details to come, but this class will be limited to 8 people. 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!

February 19 & February 26, 2017, McGaheysville, Virginia    Home Profit Master Machine demonstration by Kathy Roletter at Stoney Run Gallery, 11 am to 5 pm.

January 22, 2017, 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 khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

January 21, St. Cloud, Minnesota    18th Annual Winter CSM Gathering for the Upper Midwest. Free. Instructors Deb & Pete Oswald. Also a demonstration by J. Wurst of the Yarn Balance device. Yarn and supplies available for purchase on site. Event details here: http://www.ravelry.com/events/winter-2017-csm-gathering or here: https://www.facebook.com/events/135115740311972/

 

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