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 Kathy Roletter, kr2409@gmail.com. Thank you!

Crank-In Checklist

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, 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 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

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 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.

August 3, 4, 5, 2017, Amherst, Massachusetts    CSKMS Annual Membership Meeting & Conference at University of Massachusetts campus. Registrations accepted in January. Watch for application form, housing options, classes, guest speakers and more on Ravelry & this website. 

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)

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/

November 17, 18, 19, 2016, Warrenton, Missouri    “Show Me” Your Socks!  Contact Sue Vunesky for more information.  sue.vunesky@gmail.com

November 13, 2016, 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. Bring your machine & supplies & a snack to share as well as your own lunch.  Drink vending machines are working now. Please bring a chair & a towel or rug to protect the tile floor. Remember, nothing for sale and no alcohol (State’s rules).  Contact Kate at khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

October 20-24, 2016, Ilwaco, Washington    Crank Inn is held in Ilwaco WA, at the Inn at Harbor Village, I have rented the entire Inn for us, we will be the only occupants there, limited number of people, so get your registrations in early.  The Inn is a 10 bedroom B&B that will be ours for the entire weekend, each room has a private bathroom and this is a beautiful place.  FMI, contact Melody on Ravelry: brncow.
October 15, 2016, St. Cloud, Minnesota    Autumn CSM Gathering, Sat. Oct. 15, 10-6, The Knitshop at Rocking Horse Farm, St. Cloud MN, Instructors: Pete & Deb Oswald and Carole Wurst, Free, Potluck Lunch 
October 8-9, 2016, Chico, California    Interested in coming out to Chico for a crank-in within the Fiber-Fusion event at beautiful Patrick Ranch Museum, October 8th and 9th, 2016?  Take a look at the Fiber-Fusion website to see pics and details of the event.  If interested, contact Felicia Heidrick, KnottyKnittyNana@gmail.com .  Sponsored by the Mt. Lassen Fiber Guild.

October 1-2, 2016, Montpelier Station, Virginia    Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials.  Join in CSM demonstrations and crank-in all day Saturday and Sunday in the Display & Demos tent at the festival.  Visit the FFF website for more information, or contact Margaret Briggs at craftdemos@fallfiberfestival.org.

September 30 – October 2, 2016, Bolinas, California    Beginning 5 pm Friday, the crank in is free but we are asking for a small donation for cleaning fees. Space is limited and we are asking people to share beds to accommodate more people at my 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. The last couple of crank ins I held were difficult dealing with everyones different diets so I am asking this time for people to either bring their own food and drinks or buy them 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 :). My 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 e-mail me asap. No kids or animals please. If you know a cranker you are willing to share a bed with let me know in your e-mail. I hope you can make it! Sage Storm, Bolinas, CA sage.storm@gmail.com

September 29 – October 2, 2016, Guelph, Ontario   Great Canadian Crank-In, $40 for 3 days of cranking, workshops & socializing.   See https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreatCanadianCrankIn/ for more info, or contact greatcanadiancrankin@gmail.com.  Book your hotel – Best Western-Brock Hotel 519-836-1240.  716 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario

September 29 – October 2, 2016, 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 emailmadcitycrankerscsm@gmail.com.

September 21 – 25, 2016, Soap Lake, Washington    Save the date!  Contact Alison oldlacemaker on Ravelry or at aeaddicks@gmail.com for more information.  Click here for a Ravelry thread with details.

September 24, 2016, Washington, North Carolina    Hands On Art Festival presented by Arts of the Pamlico.  See here for details.  CSM demo’s all day long.

September 16 – 17, 2016, St. Cloud, Minnesota    9-5 each day, at the Knitshop at Rocking Horse Farm, near Interstate-94 in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  Classes: Intro to Cylinder Sizes, Sock Yarn Knowledge, Toe Up Sock, Sock Heels: How to measure for deep or shallow heel, CSM Ribber: How does it work when you can’t see what you are doing, Using Lycra in socks, Lace Socks on the CSM. Dee has over 30 years of machine knitting experience and has been knitting on an Erlbacher-Gearhart for several years. She has participated in the Erlbacher CSM Open House in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, several times. Her teaching experience includes co-writing and teaching a curriculum for Machine Knitting University at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, Freshman through Senior levels. She taught CSM classes at September Seminar in 2014 & 2015 and the attendees commented that her classes were very thorough and informational and she was patient with all levels of knitters.  Also: Several yarn vendors on site, Contest, Style Show, Sessions on flat machines, handknitting, crochet, spinning wheel demo, Registration includes meals, packet, yarn sale coupons.  $59/day or $99/both days.  Registrations accepted via Paypal to knitshop.rockinghorsefarm@gmail.com or call 320-252-2996 to register by phone with a credit card.  Registrations forms are also available on our Facebook, Ravelry and Pinterest pages.

September 11, 2016, 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. Bring your machine & supplies & a snack to share as well as your own lunch.  Drink vending machines are working now. Please bring a chair & a towel or rug to protect the tile floor. Remember, nothing for sale and no alcohol (State’s rules).  Contact Kate at khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

September 9 – 11, 2016, Glenn, Michigan     Second Annual South West Michigan Retreat. Registration now open to all.  We have a limit of 20 attendees.  We have lodging divided among four homes for 20, some rooms  (14 bedrooms) will be shared but everyone has their own bed.  Cranking will be held in the great room of one of the homes.  All breakfasts and lunches with dinner on Friday will be provided.  Cost is $125 per person.   Those wishing to arrive on Thursday to explore the area are welcome for an additional $25.  No meals will be provided on Thursday but full use of kitchens are available.  Contact Debbie at dhammond618@yahoo.com for additional information.

September 8 – 11, 2016, Lacey, Washington    Multi-Fiber Craft & CSM Retreat, 6015 30th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA.  Gwinwood Christian Conference Grounds, Westwood Retreat Center.  Contact Kari Elliott for more information at mothwoman1@gmail.com or 206-713-2298.

September 3, 2016, Hollis, New Hampshire    CSM Workshop Chez Laurie, September 3, 2016 @10:00 am Hollis, New Hampshire, USA.  This is an informal CSM workshop in eirual’s studio.  If you want to attend send a private message to eirual for address information. They can accomodate about 5 crankers.  You will need to bring a small table, and may want to consider bringing a chair.  The cost of the event is one food or drink item to share.

July 13 – 17, 2016, 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 7 – 9, 2016, Henryville, Indiana    CSKMS Annual Membership Meeting & Conference at Wooded Glen Retreat & Conference Center.  Click here for details.

June 22 – 23, 2016, Rollins, Montana    Two-day Beginning Circular Sock Knitting Machine Class! On Flathead Lake, Rollins, Montana; lodging and meals available. Part of Montana Association of Weavers & Spinners 2016 Fibers on the Flathead Conference, June 21 – 26. Classes also in weaving, spinning, wire jewelry, basketry, & more – Beginners to advanced. mawsonline.org/conference to learn more and register. Supported in part by a grant from the Montana Arts Council, an agency of the State Government

June 16 – 19, 2016, Belfast, Maine    Good Karma Farm Crank-In, 5th 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.

May 22, 2016, 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. Bring your machine & supplies & a snack to share as well as your own lunch.  Drink vending machines are working now. Please bring a chair & a towel or rug to protect the tile floor. Remember, nothing for sale and no alcohol (State’s rules).  Contact Kate at khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

May 19-22, 2016, Oklahoma    Getting Cranky in Oklahoma will be 19-22 May 2016.  Registration is $160 all inclusive at Primitives by the Light of the Moon Retreat Center and Bunkhouse. All meals included and registration goodie bags and door prizes.  Limited to 16 crankers so hurry it will fill fast.  Info: contact JanLile:lile_jan@yahoo.com or Ginger Jackson :prairiemoonprimitives@yahoo.com we will send registration form and information sheet. Thanks! Flossr or Jan Lil

May 19 – 22, 2016, Harrisonburg, Virginia  Second Annual Shenandoah Valley Crank-In, Thursday, (starting at 2 pm), Friday (all day), Saturday (all day), Sunday (to 2 pm), The Lodge at Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center, FMI see the Ravelry group here or contact Kathy Roletter, kr2409@gmail.com.

May 18, 2016, Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania     Monthly, third Wednesdays, CSM crank-in at Stephanie DeVoe’s house. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, potluck lunch, machine help available, some yarn for sale.  For more info, contact Stephanie at sdvdevoe@gmail.com.

May 14 & 15, 2016, Hughsville, Pennsylvania    4th Annual Central PA Fiber Festival and Crank-in, Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville 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, 2016, near Norman, Oklahoma   Crank-in being planned.  See this Ravelry thread for more information.

April 28 – May 1, 2016, Lacey, Washington    Multi-Fiber Craft & CSM Retreat, 6015 30th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA.  Gwinwood Christian Conference Grounds, Westwood Retreat Center.  $250/4 days, $195/3days includes meals & lodging.  Non-refundable $85 deposit due by February 19.  Contact Kari Elliott for more information at mothwoman1@gmail.com or 206-713-2298.

April 19, 2016, Marion, Iowa     Eastern Iowa Crankers at the Marion Public Library, Room B,  Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 1-5.   All are welcome!

April 10, 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan    Fiber Expo at Washtenaw County Fairgrounds & circular knitting class is on Sunday April 10, 2016.  FYI posted by salineMIknits on Ravelry.

April 6 – 10, 2016, Cape Girardeau, Missouri    Erlbacher Homecoming, all crankers & all machines welcome.  Further information & registration page is here.

April 4, 2016, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin    Oconto Falls, WI, library 8-3.
Bring a mat or rug to protect the carpet under your machine from any oil.  FMI contact Tracey on Ravelry, traceyshuh.

April 3, 2016, Long Eaton, UK    Machine knitting show including CSM demo by Mary Hawkins, 10-4 pm, Westfield Centre, close to J25 of the M1.  See Mary’s post on  Ravelry here for more information.

April 1 – 3, 2016, Bolinas, California    Sage Storm is hosting another San Francisco Bay Area crank in at her beach house in Bolinas April 1st-3rd. PM leslie415 on Ravelry  or reply to Sage via Yahoo! Groups. Info: Space is limited but she can accommodate the first 7+ people with a place to stay at her house and others can get a local rental or drive over the hill to a chain motel if costs are an issue. There are also a couple of campgrounds around as well.

March 16, 2016, Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania     Monthly, third Wednesdays, CSM crank-in at Stephanie DeVoe’s house. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, potluck lunch, machine help available, some yarn for sale.  For more info, contact Stephanie at sdvdevoe@gmail.com.

March 13, 2016, 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. Bring your machine & supplies & a snack to share as well as your own lunch.  Drink vending machines are working now. Please bring a chair & a towel or rug to protect the tile floor. Remember, nothing for sale and no alcohol (State’s rules).  Contact Kate at khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

February 27 – 28, 2016, Theberton, Suffolk, UK    This event is for Circular Sock Machine Owners to bring their knitting machines and sit and knit socks and exchange wooly ideas.  Starts at 9:30 a.m. at Theberton Village Hall.  See Ravelry page here.

February 24-27, 2016, Ankeny, Iowa    PIGS: People in Glorious Socks is now set! We will meet Feb 24-27, 2016 in the Best Western North, Ankeny Iowa like we did last year. We plan another fun and informative gathering of those who love the CSM. There will be a garage sale. We will have helpers for those who are learning. And hopefully we will bring those who are learning to a point where they go home with a pair of socks!   If you are on Facebook, you can find us there as well.Click here to see PIGS information, and also find links to other CSM events.  Registration form is here.  Schedule is here.

February 17, 2016, Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania     Monthly, third Wednesdays, CSM crank-in at Stephanie DeVoe’s house. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, potluck lunch, machine help available, some yarn for sale.  For more info, contact Stephanie at sdvdevoe@gmail.com.

January 31, 2016, 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. Bring your machine & supplies & a snack to share as well as your own lunch.  Drink vending machines are working now. Please bring a chair & a towel or rug to protect the tile floor. Remember, nothing for sale and no alcohol (State’s rules).  Contact Kate at khatknits@yahoo.com for more information

January 24, 2016, Rockland, Massachusetts    Judy Goodwin’s studio at 379 Liberty Street, 9:00 a.m. to whenever.  Bring machine, chair, cranking table & food to share.  Judy’s  number is 781-294-4556 for other questions

January 20, 2016, Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania     Monthly, third Wednesdays, CSM crank-in at Stephanie DeVoe’s house. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, potluck lunch, machine help available, some yarn for sale.  For more info, contact Stephanie at sdvdevoe@gmail.com.