Sarah Jane Humke

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

I am, once again, in charge of classes for the Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival for this year.  I’m really quite proud of the class list that we have come up with for this years attendees.  There’s a little something in it for almost everyone! For the knitters, I have several great classes on offer.  …

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I am sitting in the Des Moines airport writing this waiting for a flight to Denver.  This isn’t the original plan.  I was supposed to be flying out of Cedar Rapids to Chicago then onto Denver but due to weather issues I am now flying directly to Denver.  So, score one for me, oddly enough.  …

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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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