Sarah Jane Humke

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

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:-)    

Random has been sort of my catchword of late.  It feels as though my life has become a host of things unrelated to one another except through me.  I could make a concept map to explain this, but I’ll save y’all the horror:-) I’ve not posted here in a while.  Partially this is because, quite …

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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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