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.


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.


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!


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!).