Sarah Jane Humke

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

I’ve not given a lot of space here to my knitting and crocheting projects of late as other aspects of my life have taken-up a great deal of my time.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I’ve not been working on anything.  On the contrary, I worked on an afghan right up until the movers packed …

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So, in the past month I have been to both The Netherlands and Wales. And I’ve blogged about neither of them. Part of this is that I was total crap about photography on both trips.  On the trip to Wales, I’m pretty sure that my camera never even came out of my backpack!  I don’t …

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These are some links about the disaster in Japan.  I know as knitters and crocheters, our first inclination is to pick-up the needles or hook and send some woolly love.  Here’s why you shouldn’t and what you would be better off doing. Why you shouldn’t be knitting and crocheting things to be sent to Japan. …

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Last week I was in Finland. This was a slightly postponed birthday trip (it seems that my birthday trips keep getting later in the year, if I keep it up at this rate, I’ll be taking my birthday trip in June when I’m 80!) as my birthday is at the end of January.  However, I …

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So I’m sitting here this morning having my breakfast of Skittles and Dr Pepper (What?  This isn’t your typical breakfast?) and editing pictures of the trip to Estonia and Finland and I realize that I am supremely weird.  Not eccentric, not odd, not a little la-la but full-on weird.  I WANTED to go to ESTONIA …

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Tonight, after watching Micheal the monster mutt wrangle the goats into their pen for the night (that never ceases to amuse me) I came back to my brothers and taking advantage of the seemingly stable internet for once, decided to watch Brenda Dayne of  the podcast Cast-On taking her turn on the 4th Plinth.  It …

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So, the past few days have been spent running around, eating at Jimmy John’s and Chipolte and friend’s houses.  I’ve mastered two strollers. Well, ok, I mastered one of them and the other I’m pretty sure that I understand the concept behind.  Anyway, Sarah and I have been bopping around shopping and running errands and getting …

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I finished knitting the Feza scarf and immediately decided to block it a bit so that it didn’t look quite so much like a red, green and orange rope around my neck. Here it is in it’s Soak bath. Here it is about halfway blocked. Here it is all pinned up.  I didn’t go totally …

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I keep trying to pack only to find myself stymied by the fact that I am going to need to wear/use some of the items that are still on the list in the remaining 10 days that I am here.  I should be outside enjoying what little I have left of the lovely English summer except …

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So, the Flower Power blanket, otherwise known as the blanket for Cesar and Pam, is very nearly done.  I finished sewing it together this week (thank the Gods) and am working on putting the edging on it.  I’m so happy that this project is done I could (and have) done a little dance.  It’s not …

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