Sarah Jane Humke

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

Malin, Barbro and Tini all flew to London to join me in an adventure up to the Lakes District to attend Woolfest in June (BTW, there is a picture of the 4 of us in the photo gallery on the Woolfest site:-)).  The day that everyone flew-in was pretty laid-back.  Lots of knitting and a …

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I finally finished washing a very large Jacob fleece that I got a couple of years ago (hangs head knowing that I should have washed them when I got them).  It wasn’t that difficult to wash, just that there was a LOT of it.  Most of the Jacob sheep that I have “met” have been …

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  So I guess that this really shouldn’t be titled “Woolfest Part II” rather something like “The Rest of the Time That We Spent In the North of England” as it really doesn’t have much to do with Woolfest but “Woolfest Part II” was just easier. So, on Saturday I spent a little bit of …

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So, last night I got a bug up my butt and decided to learn how to Navajo ply my spun singles.  For those of you not into spinning, Navajo plying is a technique that is essentially like making the base chain for crochet except with a spinning wheel that keeps trying to twist your chain …

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