June startitis and WWKIP

The nerdiness continues here as a new round of Nerd Wars and HPKCHC has started June 1st and kicked off a flurry of startitis. I’ve planned a few projects and hope to be able to double them up to count in both places. Ravelry inspires me to knit more of the things I want to knit but really cuts into my WoW time.

I cast on for my second Doctor Who Scarf. This will be a Nerd Wars project worked over the three months of this round.

I cast on for a Harry Potter hat in the Gryffindor colors that I can use as a gift for the family Christmas party.  Or I could give it to David’s grandma so that maybe she won’t steal whatever other thing I bring to the party like she did last year. This hat will match the scarf that his grandpa nabbed and I’ll make her a Slytherin hat to match the scarf she nabbed. I’m sure I could easily fit a Slytherin hat into one of the challenges.

I met my friend Janalee up in Heber where she showed me this great store called Kings that reminds me of the old Sprouse Reitz stores that my grandmother used to go to get yarn and just about everything else you could imagine. They carry the Red Heart baby yarn that I prefer to use for the granny square baby blankets that I like to make and I couldn’t find anywhere here in Utah County. I may or may not have bought enough for five blankets even though I really only needed enough for two more. We had lunch at a nice little cafe/diner where it is expected that people will linger and visit. I started on a yellow blanket that will go to one of the nieces making an appearance around October.

Simple granny square made with Red Heart Baby in Yellow Pomp.

And then there is a little purse… will the madness never stop?

The answer is NEVER. It’s all fiber madness, all the time! Yesterday kicked off a week of World Wide Knit in Public. Janalee, Kit, Kit’s friend visiting from CA Brianna, Cara, Jill, Nicole and her darling little ones and I went to a park in Provo to hang out and knit or spin. I should have taken pictures.  Farmer’s Market was going on there so there was a ‘public’ for us to knit in. Unlike last year, we didn’t have an official booth or anything and were able to grab some shade a little bit out of the way. We could visit and knit without a lot of interruption. I got caught up on where I need to be for The Scarf and started the cable on my Time Traveler socks.

The day was quiet and relaxing and we enjoyed visiting each other. The only trauma of the day was when one of the sweet little girls playing in the park who lost her balloon and was inconsolable. I would be too. It must be like when an adult loses their wallet or wedding ring. Losing a balloon is horrible, I wanted to cry with her. I found honey from a local company that is right in this area so I can continue my “local honey to combat local pollen allergies project” and some fabulous orange cranberry bread. The bees live in peoples backyards all along the Wasatch front. I was so excited to find out the bees did not travel anywhere else so I could be sure that the honey was truly local.