Purlygirl Retreat 2016

Last weekend I went on my knitting group’s annual retreat to Port Townsend. This is the 7th year I’ve made this trip and I think it was one of the most relaxing retreats we’ve had.

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One of the highlights of the trip is breakfast at Hudson Point Cafe. I go every morning, promptly at 8am, to beat the rush and get some time apart from the larger group of folks. I tend to get overwhelmed by lots of socialization so a smaller group of early risers is a good way for me to ease into the day. Also, everything on the menu is really delicious and they have great coffee.

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Port Townsend is filled with Victorian architecture and quirky buildings. It’s definitely a tourist town during the warmer months but I still enjoy walking around and looking at all the brick buildings, old advertisements, and murals. I also find color inspiration pretty much everywhere I go!

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Funny, I didn’t take one single picture of my knitting all weekend but I finished a pair of socks and started a prototype for a shawl I’ve had in mind. I made a conscious decision to leave my phone in my tote bag all weekend unless I was going out of our retreat house and that’s probably why I have so few pictures. Maximum relaxation, minimum technological interruptions and I’m not even sorry about it.

On another note, I’m getting ready for a second knitting retreat in California next weekend and I couldn’t be more ready for some solid 70 degree weather (I promise to take more pictures!).

 

 

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