Sarah Jane Humke

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

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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Ok, so that might be overstating it a bit.  But I do feel like a MACHINE of knitting prowess! Here are the latest and greatest Monkeys! This was some beautifully dyed yarn.  I know it’s hard to see it, but this yarn had reds, rusts, oranges, greens, browns and even a tiny bit of pink …

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Ha! You thought I was done?  Puh-leeze! I am still monkeying it up out here!  I’ve got a sock and a little over a half done.  It’s been a busy week y’all! It got pointed out to me in the comments that I had sent out the knit-signal but I hadn’t given y’all an address …

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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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I finished the pink and grey monkeys shortly after I finished the last post.  My sock blockers have been getting a lot of work lately, a lot more than they are used to at least! There wasn’t a huge amount of yarn left over, but it only take about 5 or 6 grams to make …

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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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You know you had a good time on your birthday when you don’t get to blog about it until a week later! My day started normally enough until I got to the office where a very interesting box awaited me on my desk.  Given it’s dimensions, I was a tad apprehensive that my day was …

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So, I was asked to share what I got at Sticks and Sting this year.  I assure you it is modest in the most!  The yellow yarn on the left is a custom dyed skein of Superwash Merino 3 ply yarn that came with my goodie bag (but that I forgot to photograph!) by Dreams …

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