Sarah Jane Humke

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

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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Today I was sitting in Jimmy John’s waiting for my sandwich reading one of the many signs that they have posted around the shop.  This one in particular caught my attention as it was made up of “I believe” statements (For full text, go here).  There was one statement in particular that caused me to pause.  …

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There are days that I feel like I’m on a treadmill and then there are days that feel as though I am on an elliptical machine. In my universe, an elliptical machine is the devil.  Probably invented sometime during the Spanish inquisition by the same man who invented panty hose, SPSS, and stiletto heels.  I cannot …

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Today you get what would normally be two blog posts only in one, compact edition. Yay! It’s like a 4th of July sale at Menards! Your first lovely blog post is called: I Shall Swim in the Pool of Victory I finished the socks for Joel finally. The knitting was done this morning (I just …

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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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I’ve not written a lot about my knitting and crocheting lately for a couple of reasons.  First is that a lot of my crafting lately has been for others, others who sometimes read the blog.  It’s not like they aren’t already pretty sure what they are getting already (cough… baby blankets) but still, I like …

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Holy crap, that knitting just FLEW by!  I love it when a pattern (in this case Simple Things by Mary-Heather Cogar) and a yarn (Skein Queen‘s Entwist in A Christmas Carol from the Knit magazine sock club) come together so very perfectly.  At least in my opinion.  The shawlete is a tad on the colorful …

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