Sarah Jane Humke

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

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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I have been working on Althea by Dutch Knitting Design otherwise known as my friend Marleen Van der Vorst.  I started this at Woolfest on either the 24th or the 25th of June.  Well, that’s not exactly correct as I started this yarn as a different pattern but quickly decided to use Marleen‘s pattern instead.  …

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This weekend I had the great fortune of going to the Des Moines Metro Knitters group annual retreat called Sticks and Strings.  It was held at the Country Inn and Suites in Clive, which was the perfect venue as it had such a laid-back atmosphere.  None of the hotel staff looked too freaked-out by a …

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So, I travel a fair amount.  More than some, less than others.  I almost always travel for leisure, in fact I think that I have only ever been on one business trip ever!  Anyway, I’ve decided to compile this list of tips and tricks that I have learned so that you don’t have to!  If …

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Ok, so maybe not, but I sure feel like it after the epic battle that I had blocking my finished Finnish shawl.  Say that five times fast, I dare you.  Actually, it really wasn’t that tough.  I know, you are just about ready to gouge my eyes out right about now aren’t you?  After checking-out …

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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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