Sarah Jane Humke

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

I know that this is a little late. Like most things this year, I’ve been behind on doing this. It’s been that kind of a year, you know? I realized around Christmas eve that there was no way I was going to get my Christmas cards out (again) this year let alone write a letter …

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So, today I nearly finished my most recent monkeys, but I had left my sewing-up needle at home.  However, I really wanted to get the almost completed monkeys off the needles so I could cast on another pair.  What to do? So, I thought about what I had around me.  I was at the ISU …

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I finished the first men’s sock last night.  It felt like it took forever and not in a good way!  I switched to grey for the “toe” as I was worried about having enough for the second sock. This weekend is pretty quiet here.  Everyone I know is pretty much out of town.  I have …

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Yesterday I went down to Lake LaVerne and I remembered the camera. First the fish started feeding (can’t really photograph them all that well).  Then the geese came. These guys were literally eating out of my hands.  In fact, one kinda tried to hop onto my lap!   Then came the swans (they feel that …

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Yes, you read that right. Knitting socks that are not monkeys.  These are Basket Weave Rib Socks by Sarah Ronchetti.  So far I am enjoying the pattern and the yarn is beautiful. Darker teal than what I can capture with my camera today. In other news, I submitted that paper that I have been working …

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This is what my weekend looks like. This is a pile of journal articles about self-efficacy, outcome expectancy’s, and the STEBI instrument for me to read this weekend.  In addition to my homework about external factors affecting curriculum development. Welcome to the glamorous life of a grad student:-)    

So, yeah…  I get the addictive nature of the Monkey socks now.  I already want to cast-on the next pair and I’m not done with this pair yet!  It’s sort of like when I was still smoking (yes, I used to smoke. I quit. It’s bad for you, don’t start it!) when I would want …

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