Sarah Jane Humke

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

I know that I’m not the only person doing a seriously skimpy Christmas this year with the economy and unemployment being what they are.  But what if you need a present for some sort of gift exchange or for a person who’s given you a pressie that you feel the need to return the deed.  …

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So, Christmas is fast approaching.  For anyone not believing me, just go into any department store and check-out the Christmas displays and music piping from the ceilings.  Christmas is on it’s way people! This year, Christmas isn’t going to be a big one for me.  With the move and no job and everything else going …

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So, all of my stuff was loaded into a container and left the London Thamesport on the 29th of September on the good ship (at least I hope it’s good!) Hoechst Express which is owned and operated by Hapag-Lloyd which is a German shipping company.  The ship is “expected” on the 20th of October in …

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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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