Events, Crank-Ins, Workshops, Demos

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2019 CSM Events

Regularly Scheduled Crank-Ins:
DateCityState/ProvGroup/EventDetails/Contact
Bi-monthlyLeesburgVALoudoun (VA) CrankersSaturdays, about every two months. 10am to 5 pm.
The Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176.
There is room for about 20 crankers. This is FREE and open to ALL but the space for machines is limited so please RSVP. See this discussion on Ravelry. Note: This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library. No sales are allowed (ie no vendors can sell). Food and drinks are NOT allowed inside the library but there are various places to eat in the area.
MonthlyHanoverPAMARS (Mid-Atlantic
Region Sock Knitters)
Meets monthly, dates and locations vary. Join their Facebook group for current information at www.facebook.com/groups/796071670527579/.
Monthly, 2nd SaturdaysPuebloCO2nd Saturday CrankersMeet each month on the 2nd Saturday (weather permitting), ATC (Artisan Textile Co), 121 Broadway Ave, Pueblo CO Contact Joanne Caldwell at caldwelltheweaver@gmail.com.
QuarterlyElkinNCYadkin Valley Fiber CenterSaturdays, February 9, June 8, September 14, and November 2, 2019. Download a flyer with info on RSVP’ing and lunch HERE. Visit the YVFC website at yadkinvalleyfibercenter.org/.
SeasonallySt CloudMNSee individual dates below in event listingsJoin us in 2019 for a CSM event at Rocking Horse Farm in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with dates in January, April, May, September, and October. Contact us for more info or lodging suggestions. Our knitting machine store is open year round, Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. Visitors always welcome!
Follow us on Facebook for more knitting events: www.facebook.com/knitshop.rockinghorsefarm/
Crank-ins, Conferences, Workshops, Demos, Festivals:
DateCityState/ProvGroup/EventDetails/Contact
1/12/2019LeesburgVALoudoun (VA) Crankers10am to 5 pm. The Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176. There is room for about 20 crankers. This is FREE and open to ALL but the space for machines is limited so please RSVP. See this discussion on Ravelry. Note: This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library. No sales are allowed (ie no vendors can show up and sell). Food and drinks are NOT allowed inside the library but there are various places to eat in the area.
1/13/2019SalemNHCrank-In/Socks by the Side of the Road10am - 4pm, I-93 northbound in Salem, NH (first rest area after the NH line).
As always , all are welcome. Bring a CHAIR ,the ones at the stop are for the travelers ,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.
1/19/2019St CloudMNWinter CSM Gathering
with Pete & Deb Oswald & Carole Wurst
Carole's Country Knits at Rocking Horse Farm, 10-6, free. No pre-registration required.
Lunch is potluck. Deb begins class at 10:15am and Carole leads show-and-tell at 1:30.
Contact us for more info or lodging suggestions. Our knitting machine store is open year round, Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. Visitors always welcome!
Follow us on Facebook for more knitting events: www.facebook.com/knitshop.rockinghorsefarm/
3/2/2019IngersollON, CanadaIngersoll Crank-InJoin us for our annual Ingersoll Crank-in, 8:30am - 4:30pm. This event is in the Independent Grocery Store on the 2nd level. 273 King St W, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2K9
Please email Sue Moore if you are planning on coming at socksbycrank@gmail.com.
Bring your machine, table, etc, and a snack to share. Ready made lunches can be purchased in the grocery store. There will be several yarn vendors in attendance. Find more details on the Facebook event page.
3/09/2019LeesburgVALoudoun (VA) CrankersSaturdays, about every two months. 10am to 5 pm.
The Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176.
There is room for about 20 crankers. This is FREE and open to ALL but the space for machines is limited so please RSVP. See this discussion on Ravelry. Note: This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library. No sales are allowed (ie no vendors can sell). Food and drinks are NOT allowed inside the library but there are various places to eat in the area.
3/09/2019KegworthEngland, UKEncounter NineteenSave the dates! The hotel has been booked for this crank-in of several days. Planning is in the works. Details via maryhawkins1589@gmail.com.
3/10/2019SalemNHCrank-In/Socks by the Side of the Road10am - 4pm, I-93 northbound in Salem, NH (first rest area after the NH line).
As always , all are welcome. Bring a CHAIR ,the ones at the stop are for the travelers ,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.
3/29-31/2019Walla WallaWA3rd Annual Walla Walla Valley Crank-InSponsored by CSKMS and with special guest Rosalyn Keys!
Event registration by March 9th (contact via email for payment methods).
Special room rate of $109/night (two queens beds) if you book by March 9 using code WVIS. Hotel offers breakfast and dinner in their dining area and many dining options within walking distance.
For more information email wallawalladoghouse@gmail.com.
Download a flyer HERE.
4/3-7/2019Cape GirardeauMO2019 Erlbacher Open House/ Crank In / Homecoming9th Annual Erlbacher Knitting Machine Company's Open House and Crank In!  Registration will open in January. The crank-in will be held at Ray's Plaza Convention Center/the Erlbacher Shop & Jamie's House! We recommend staying at Auburn Place, 573-651-4486, tell them you are a cranker for a special rate! Find more information on the Erlbacher Ravelry group here.
4/20/2019St CloudMNSpring CSM Gathering
with Pete & Deb Oswald & Carole Wurst
Carole's Country Knits at Rocking Horse Farm, 10-6, free. No pre-registration required.
Lunch is potluck. Deb begins class at 10:15am and Carole leads show-and-tell at 1:30.
Contact us for more info or lodging suggestions. Our knitting machine store is open year round, Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. Visitors always welcome!
Follow us on Facebook for more knitting events: www.facebook.com/knitshop.rockinghorsefarm/
5/10-12/2019Gold BarWAMay Crafting RetreatHeld at Camp Huston, hosted by Ewe-Nique Spinners and So-We-Sew Quilters. This is an informal retreat where everyone brings whatever craft they want to work on!
Download the flyer/registration form.
5/11/2019LeesburgVALoudoun (VA) CrankersSaturdays, about every two months. 10am to 5 pm.
The Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd NW, Leesburg, VA 20176.
There is room for about 20 crankers. This is FREE and open to ALL but the space for machines is limited so please RSVP. See this discussion on Ravelry. Note: This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library. No sales are allowed (ie no vendors can sell). Food and drinks are NOT allowed inside the library but there are various places to eat in the area.
5/16-19/2019HarrisonburgVAShenandoah Valley Crank-InSave the dates! 5th Annual Shenandoah Valley Crank-In. Keep an eye on our Ravelry group HERE for further details in Fall 2018.
5/18-19/19ElkinNCSkill-Building CSM
Workshop
Skill-building for Circular Machine Knitting with Lucy Best
This skill-building class is intended to help you understand how your old or new circular knitting machine works and introduce you to the primary elements necessary for knitting a sock on it. Topics will include setting up the machine, understanding and adjusting stitch sizes, creating a hem, eyelet stitch, reversing (heels and toes), and using the ribber (optional for Day 2).
Each student must bring a working hand-powered circular knitting machine and stand.
$375 – includes class fee, 2 cones of yarn, lunch each day
Visit the website HERE.
5/25/2019St CloudMNYarn Dye Adventure & Sock Blank Class Participants will dye a sock blank or hank of sock yarn suitable for 1 pair (with some left over). The yarn we use works great on any regular CSM cylinder. $35 fee covers handouts, dye and yarn.
Register HERE.
Carole's Country Knits at Rocking Horse Farm. Contact us for more info or lodging suggestions. Our knitting machine store is open year round, Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. Visitors always welcome!
Follow us on Facebook for more knitting events: www.facebook.com/knitshop.rockinghorsefarm/

6/1/2019Hampton RoadsVAHampton Roads CrankersCalling all Hampton Roads Crankers in Virgina. Please come to the first Monthly Crank In
Location to be announced. Please RSVP on this Ravelry thread, or email me.
6/7-9/2019Essex JunctionVTGreen Mountain Crank-InA weekend of learning and cranking fun featuring Jamie Mayfield of Erlbacher Knitting Machine Co. and David Lord of Chambord CSM!
Download the registration packet for all the details. Or email Nancy Smith at sockeroo802@gmail.com with any questions.
Visit the Ravelry group or Facebook page.
6/13-16/2019BelfastMEGood Karma Crank-In Our 8th year. There is a registration fee, limited space available. For more information, visit the Ravelry thread HERE. Or find a flyer HERE.
6/20-23/2019WayneOK2019 Prairie Moon Retreat Crankin Cost: $275 Room and board, all meals, snacks instruction and fun.
Sign up closes 1 May 2019
Balance due: June 1, 2019, for those paying with deposit to register.
Participation is limited to 25 crankers.
If interested PM flossr on Ravelry.

6/29/19MillersvillePASock Machine Drivers’ EdLearn to knit on antique and modern circular sock knitting machines. These short workshops are for absolute beginners and taught by Milissa Ellison Dewey of Bobbin Boy and Mountain Mama Weavers.
Participants will make a knitted sampler and learn about the origins and history of the circular sock knitting machines in Millisa’s collection.
The workshop fee of $125 is all inclusive. No equipment is required. Registration is required, as class size is limited.
Details on the MAFA Conference website HERE.
7/13/2019CrockettCAMini Crank-in in CACrockett is a little town at the southern end of the Carquinez Bridge, easy to get to on Interstate 80. Saturday, July 13, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration fee $30. The price includes Continental breakfast, pupusas by Judy for lunch, coffee/tea/snacks throughout the day, and some surprises. Full details on this Ravelry thread. Or email melanie@crockettfiberstudio.com
Crank-in is limited to twelve, on a first come-first served basis. Use this Google Form to register.
7/26-28/2019HubbardsNS, CanadaSalty Socks 2019Plan now to attend Salty Socks 2019: Three fun-filled days of learning, demos, knitting, and vendors. A friendly, collaborative event for sock machine knitters of all skill levels.
Facebook Event: Salty Socks
Download a flyer
8/31-9/1/2019VictoriaBCVictoria Crank-InThis will be a 2 day crank-in, Saturday the 31st of August and Sunday the 1st of September 2019.
The venue for the crank-in is the Royal Canadian Legion, Trafalgar Pro Patria 292 located at 411 Gorge Rd. Victoria, BC V8T 2W1. We have the room for both days 8am until 8pm.
I have also arranged for a special rate at the Holiday Inn 1 block away. (Please contact Steve Ashton directly for the reservation number). If you have a CSM of any brand or model, if you just want to learn more, come on down and join the growing Vancouver Island group. Find more info on this Ravelry thread.
9/6-7/2019St CloudMN28th annual September Seminar for Machine Knitters Two full days of knitting machine classes, fiber art demonstrations, vendor sales, knitting contest award ceremony, fiber art displays, and more.
Register HERE.
Carole's Country Knits at Rocking Horse Farm. Contact us for more info or lodging suggestions. Our knitting machine store is open year round, Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. Visitors always welcome!
Follow us on Facebook for more knitting events: www.facebook.com/knitshop.rockinghorsefarm/

9/12-15/2019SpringfieldMOS.O.C.K.SS.O.C.K.S (some outrageous crankers knitting stuff)
Clarion Hotel and Suites. Early arrival will be September 11th, 2018, 4 pm. Check out is September 15th by 11 am. $45 registration fee includes lunch on Friday.
Download a registration form.
Or visit the Facebook group HERE.
9/19-22/2019MeadWACrankin On in SpokaneBear Creek Lodge
Cost for 3 nights/4 Days will be $245.00 per person along with a $20.00 registration fee. This includes brunch, dinner and crafting area. Coffee and Water provided throughout the day. Soda, Beer & Wine are available for purchase. The venue is handicap accessible. The cranking area is on the main floor with sleeping on the second floor. There is a chair lift on the stairs.
Find more info in the Facebook group HERE. Or download a flyer HERE.
10/5-6/2019Montpelier StationVAFall Fiber FestivalFall 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.
10/10-12/2019Albert LeaMNLAMBS CrankinLAMBS Crank-in (Learning And Making Beautiful Socks)
Visit our Facebook page for the registration form in the Files section, find it at LAMBS – Learning And Making Beautiful Socks. Any questions please contact Vickie Storlie, vstorlie@gmail.com.
10/19/2019St CloudMNAutumn CSM Gathering
with Pete & Deb Oswald & Carole Wurst
Carole's Country Knits at Rocking Horse Farm, 10-6, free. No pre-registration required.
Lunch is potluck. Deb begins class at 10:15am and Carole leads show-and-tell at 1:30.
Contact us for more info or lodging suggestions. Our knitting machine store is open year round, Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. Visitors always welcome!
Follow us on Facebook for more knitting events HERE.
11/7-10/2019McHenryMDKnittreat 2019Knittreat 2019 Crank-In at Wisp Resort, with featured teacher Kimberly Garver.
Registration opens June 1, 2019. More info on the website at www.knittreat.com. Download a flyer here. Download a registration form here.



Old 2018 Events – Organizers, please use the event form to send us your updated event info. Attendees, please check with organizers for 2019 dates until we get updated info from them.

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 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 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 heelsovertoes@gmail.com 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 rsbarnesseptic@rcwifi.com

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 lori.keith@yahoo.com

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 19 – 20, 2018, Hamburg, Michigan    Michigan CSM Knitting Weekend with Lucy Best and Eric Wolff
Hamburg Historical Museum, Hamburg, Michigan
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 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, jsvavrek@rogers.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, 2018, Lake Orion, Michigan    Cranky Knitter Rodeo, 11-5, room for 12 participants.  Click here for more info.

June 2 – 3, 2018, Prescott, Arizona    This is an invitation to a Crank In 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 sharkt@comteck.com   Also held in the Fall September 10 – 14, 2018.

June 9, 2018, Eau Claire, Wisconsin    A new CSM group is organizing and the first circular sock machine event will be on Saturday, June 9 just outside of Eau Claire, WI at a local yarn store, Stitch Supply Co. The event is free with demonstrations between 10 a.m. and noon, followed by a potluck lunch with private “cranking” time until 5 p.m. Please contact Marcy at mleasum@gmail.com for more information. It should be a fun event, so please join us!

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, monttricot@gmail.com

August 18, 2018, Firestone, Colorado    Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Avenue, Firestone, CO, 10:30-4:30  Bring your Circular Sock Machines for a Northern Colorado Crank-in! We will be meeting at the Carbon Valley Regional Library in Firestone, in the small meeting room, on the left side just past the computer work stations.  Be sure and bring a stand, rug or mat to prevent oil drips, your tools and yarn, and anything you want to show off. Bring a sack lunch or run out and grab one from the many fast food locations within 2 miles.

August 23 – 25, 2018, Tacoma, Washington    This is a small-ish Studio retreat to get Fall projects started early. I have one overnight room available currently and about 3 spots for Crankers or Spinners. Contact me for details. We start on Thursday and end on Saturday Evening. Always fun and everyone learns from each other. Send questions to heelsovertoes@gmail.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 tel:(206)%20713-2298″>206-713-2298 (call and leave a message as I don’t answer unfamiliar numbers )

September 8, 2018, Goderich, Ontario    Members of the Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers Guild plan to celebrate its 40th anniversary.  It will take place during the Fibre Fest in Goderich, Ont. at the lhe Livery Theatre on South Street. There will be some crankers demonstrating with their CSMs

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 sharkt@comteck.com   Also held in the Spring June 4 – 8, 2018.

September 15, 2018, Lake Orion, Michigan    Cranky Knitter Rodeo, 11-5, room for 12 participants.  Click here for more info.

September 20 – 24, 2018, Canby, Oregon    In conjunction with the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, crank-in/retreat at Canby Grove.  Four nights’ lodging, meals, cranking for $330. Other arrangements possible.  Facebook event info here or contact Gina Colver, ginacrescenti@yahoo.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 greatcanadiancrankin@gmail.com

September 28, 2018, Berryville, VA 2nd Annual Crank-In at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival on Friday, September 28th from 5 PM – about 9 PM. It’s free and open to the public. The Lamb LT150 will be there, along with Amy from Lamb Knitting. CSMs will be demonstrated and for sale during the festival at the Lamb booth and Kim Garver’s of Appalachian Sock Company. Plus, lots of options for sock yarn. For more information, email svffchairman@gmail.com.

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 Minneapolis, MN StevenBe 2nd Annual Crank-In. 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. Register in advance to reserve your spot for $5 a day (includes lunch). For more info call (612)259-7525 or email info@stevenbe.com.

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, jsvavrek@rogers.com, 1-403-729-2450 H, 1-403-846-8795 C

October 25 – 28, 2018, Lexington, Virginia    Knitting retreat sponsored by House Mountain Yarn Company.  Sock machine demo & crank your own sock tube on Saturday, October 27.  Details here.

October 25, 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.

 

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