Sarah Jane Humke

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

I know, I’ve not been on here much of late.  Alas, there hasn’t been a lot for me to write about lately.  Winter is a time to hunker down, stay warm,  and plan for spring here. Christmas was nice.  Lots of lovely and thoughtful presents.  I got a lot of books that will hopefully help …

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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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I know that this is a little late. Like most things this year, I’ve been behind on doing this. It’s been that kind of a year, you know? I realized around Christmas eve that there was no way I was going to get my Christmas cards out (again) this year let alone write a letter …

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So, today I nearly finished my most recent monkeys, but I had left my sewing-up needle at home.  However, I really wanted to get the almost completed monkeys off the needles so I could cast on another pair.  What to do? So, I thought about what I had around me.  I was at the ISU …

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One of the things that I have come up against when giving handknits as a gift is how to express the care and feeding of the item to the recipient without making the birthday or baby card sound like a do’s and don’ts list.  Given that often cards quickly get separated from the gift, this …

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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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I finished the first men’s sock last night.  It felt like it took forever and not in a good way!  I switched to grey for the “toe” as I was worried about having enough for the second sock. This weekend is pretty quiet here.  Everyone I know is pretty much out of town.  I have …

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