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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So yeah, I made another pair of thrummed mittens.  I bought a new coat and needed some mittens that matched them better than my old ones.  I also wanted to make a few changes to how I made the mittens to make them work better for me. The first pair that I made a few …

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I recently added three new books to my fiber library that I am so excited about I just had to share. First is the book Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions by Donna Druchunas and June L. Hall.  First off, can I get a WOW just for the book itself.  Beautifully bound, well photographed and high-quality printing …

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Spring is usually busy, but this year is even more so than usual for me.  First up, it was my brand new niece’s baptism last weekend.  I decided to make her a Christening Shawl/blanket for the event.  I then decided that it should really be hand-spun Shetland laceweight.  With wool from Shetland of course!  Well, …

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am taking a class through Annie’s Project.  It is a program that is designed to help women engage in farming in a different way.  In the past, women were there to raise the children and cook the meals and often to help with farm work when needed, …

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This weekend I took a class through my guild.  It was a class that I have wanted to take for some time now and finally had the opportunity to take it.  Since I have had a loom in my possession for some time now, I thought that it was high time that I learned how …

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