Sarah Jane Humke

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

I am now into serious packing, you know, making a list and checking it twice kinda stuff.  My suitcases are curiously devoid of clothing.  I’m not taking a lot as I plan on getting some stuff while I am home.  I will also be staying a lot with friends and family and that means access …

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I finished knitting the Feza scarf and immediately decided to block it a bit so that it didn’t look quite so much like a red, green and orange rope around my neck. Here it is in it’s Soak bath. Here it is about halfway blocked. Here it is all pinned up.  I didn’t go totally …

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I keep trying to pack only to find myself stymied by the fact that I am going to need to wear/use some of the items that are still on the list in the remaining 10 days that I am here.  I should be outside enjoying what little I have left of the lovely English summer except …

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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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Ok, so I am not going to say anything about blueballs, I just couldn’t stand not using it.  I accidentally typed in blueballs the first time I tried to type bluebells.  What can I say, that’s where my mind goes!  So, I’m sorry if you found this post hoping for a cure for blueballs or …

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Today I got this package delivered to me.     It is from the British Wool Marketing Board.  I placed an order with them for both some posters and some wool for spinning.  Today, I got my posters, as well as a few other goodies.  I ordered the posters to help decorate my attic yarn …

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I’m sitting here typing waiting for the obscenely quiet washing machine to finish washing the load of laundry I just put in.  If you are in a hurry and were just wondering if I am still alive I will give you the brief synopsis of what has gone down.  We all made it fine as …

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Yesterday was my 31st birthday.  Yeah, it was my 31st on the 31st.  I guess that the majority of people have their age and the date of their birthday match sooner than I did which is probably why everyone kept giving me these odd looks when I bothered to point it out.   Anyway, I …

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