Sarah Jane Humke

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

I don’t talk on here a lot about beauty products and regimes mostly because I typically don’t have any.  That is until lately that is.  You see, I’ve decided it’s time to start getting serious about my skin. Over this past winter, I started using a moisturizer on my face consistently every night after my …

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I have several thank you’s that I need to make for people who have donated sock yarn leftovers to the massive undertaking that is my sock yarn blanket. First off there is Tini, who sent me a great package with some sock yarn, beads and some candy.  Always a good combo! Then I also got …

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Last day here.  Tomorrow I will be getting up ass-early to haul my sorry carcass out to Heathrow airport (at least it isn’t Gatwick which is even further) to get onto an airplane to go to Dusseldorf.  I’m flying Lufthansa all the way there and United on the way home.  I am so excited that …

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Here is my shopping list for the US so far*: Kool-Aid Believe it or not they don’t sell this paragon of sugary virtue here at all.  However, I don’t want it to drink, I want it to dye with as apparently it makes an excellent wool acid dye that doesn’t smell bad and it pretty non-toxic. …

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Today I am having one of those days where everything is going great.  You know, one of those days that you think that you really should be working towards world peace as you could probably get it worked out by noon.  One of those days that you think that you really should go shopping as …

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One of the things that has been “made” recently has been a Knitpicks/Knitpro case for my Symfonie wood and Nova interchangeable circular needle set as well as for the DPNs.  The set came with a nasty vinyl case that stuck together and smelled funny and was sort of hard to find anything in and was …

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  When did I become a perfectionist?  I mean really, when?!  Last I remember I was changing colors in an afghan by (gasp!) knotting yarns together and the next thing you know I’m ripping out 90 or so rows of sock yarn which had been knit on size 2.5mm needles (for my crochet buddies, this …

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So, the Friday night lift-off of the shuttle was easily the best one that I have seen in my decade here in Central Florida.  It was just a little bit cloudy, so the flames coming out of the back seemed sort of magnified.  It really looked like a small sun rising especially in the first …

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Yes, as you can probably guess from the title of this post, I have forged ahead and put together the spinning wheel.  And it works.  I have spun some singles. It is good.  I ended-up putting two coats of the oil rubbing finish (and let me tell you, with all of the long, cylindrical pieces …

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