Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

I am, once again, in charge of classes for the Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival for this year.  I’m really quite proud of the class list that we have come up with for this years attendees.  There’s a little something in it for almost everyone! For the knitters, I have several great classes on offer.  …

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I finished the pink and grey monkeys shortly after I finished the last post.  My sock blockers have been getting a lot of work lately, a lot more than they are used to at least! There wasn’t a huge amount of yarn left over, but it only take about 5 or 6 grams to make …

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So, I was asked to share what I got at Sticks and Sting this year.  I assure you it is modest in the most!  The yellow yarn on the left is a custom dyed skein of Superwash Merino 3 ply yarn that came with my goodie bag (but that I forgot to photograph!) by Dreams …

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I’ve been reading the ladies over at the Mason-Dixon and their lightning blog posts for the past few weeks and I’m thinking that this might be what is needed to get me back into writing here.  So, thanks Kay and Ann! (or not possibly:-)) My life here in Ames got busy in a hurry thus …

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One of the things that is most fun about being in school again is the little surprises that you encounter on a daily basis.  Directly outside the building my office is in is what they call “central campus”.  It’s an enormous green patch with the campanile and a few trees, but mostly grass.  It was …

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One of the many things that has been keeping me busy in the past few weeks is the sudden deluge of tomatoes that we’ve had on the farm.  So far, I’ve canned about 25 pints of pasta sauce and 14 pints of salsa.  I also canned about a dozen pints of green beans, but those …

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