Sunday, June 22, 2008

Rechargeable my foot!

Yesterday was the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene. I met up with the Portland knitties for breakfast at the butt-crack of dawn and we carpooled down. M's DH (also an M now that I think of it!) drove us down so we could all knit & chat in the car. I wore my newly finished Montego Bay - which was fitting since I started it on the trip down last year. And in a complete cycle of knitting - one of the other gals cast on for Montego Bay on the way home with some yarn she picked up there.

It was a lot of fun, lots of yarn, lots of sheep (noisy noisy sheep), and some very cute alpacas. Unfortunately, I have no photographic evidence of the fun because my rechargeable batteries are no longer recharging. I keep taking my camera out and trying to get pictures... but I only get about one good one before the batteries die. I made sure to charge them all night before Black Sheep, and while it had enough power to turn on, it refused to actually take any pictures. I want to do my part to save the planet, but dude! Hold a charge!

Now I'm home with batteries but no one to take my picture,...Montego Bay (pattern by Amy Singer - Interweave Knits Summer 2007)

Yarn: Art Yarns Regal Silk, about 2 skeins.
Modifications: I didn't do the fringe, the scarf is quite long as is.
Comments: It's an easy pattern, but I still managed to make quite a few mistakes by not paying attention. I had it down pat by the last foot or so, though. =P

And here is my current knitting WIP, Soleil. I had set it aside back in October and only picked it up again a few weeks ago. I really hope to finish it up before I go to Thailand.

In theory I should be able to get it done, but I've got a lot of work to do in the next month & a half... and I've been far less productive than I thought I'd be. It seems my batteries don't hold much of a charge either.


Stacey said...

Oh BSG! :( I'm glad you had fun, sorry you didn't get any pictures! Your scarf is so lovely!

I'll be in town July 1st - 9th! If there's a knit night, let me know! :)

Bezzie said...

After a while (I've noticed) my camera's "rechargeable" batteries are useless. But I still get more out of them than a regular alkaline battery.

Beautiful Montego--and Soleil! I'll have to dig that one up...I wonder what I did with mine??

loulee1 said...

Rechargables do that Rebel, every so often you gotta stump up for new ones. As Bezzie says, they are still better than alkaline.
Glad you had a good day.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Gorgeous Montego scarf!! Great job! Bummer about the camera. Sounds like you had a great day though!

You can definately finish Soleil!