Sarah Jane Humke

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

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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  This past weekend was our first annual 4th of July party.  Attending it were 2 Zimbabweans, a couple of Americans, a family of Indians an Italian and, oh yeah, a few Brits!  I don’t know about you but to me that was about as American of a party as we could have had.  It was …

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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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Saturday the hubby and I went to Coventry for the UK Ravelry Day.  On the way there, we stopped in Leighton Buzzard and picked-up a lady whom I had met on a UK Ravelry Day forum offering and looking for rides.  Her name is Tini and we honestly could not have had a better car …

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I finally got some stuff in the mail that I had been waiting for.  One of the things came in these boxes: For those of you with sharp eyes, you might notice that the tape on the boxes matches that of a box I recieved prior to settting off for the States.  Here’s another picture …

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What a fun day.  Today I went to the S.O.C.K.S. (South Orlando Crocheters, Knitters and Spinners) 5th annual Distaff day.  It was a blast and the first time that I have ever gotten a chance to spin with other people.  It is also the first time a photo of me spinning has been taken. The folks …

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This is what I did last night after the Happy Hookers meet-up. I started spinning up some of the rovings that I bought at Rhinebeck. The name of this colorway is “Sage” and I only have half a pound of it.  It is (I believe) 100% merino wool.  I am not sure that I like spinning …

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