Sarah Jane Humke

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

So, yeah…  I get the addictive nature of the Monkey socks now.  I already want to cast-on the next pair and I’m not done with this pair yet!  It’s sort of like when I was still smoking (yes, I used to smoke. I quit. It’s bad for you, don’t start it!) when I would want …

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You know you had a good time on your birthday when you don’t get to blog about it until a week later! My day started normally enough until I got to the office where a very interesting box awaited me on my desk.  Given it’s dimensions, I was a tad apprehensive that my day was …

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Sorry for the radio silence of late.  The job has finally kicked into gear and I was out and about most of last week.  Also, my apartment in Ames is partially underground.  I don’t know if this is the reason that the internet has been slow for the past few days or if there is …

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A few weeks ago I went to the care facility in Allison, Iowa to do a spinning demonstration.  My mom usually goes to this particular care center and gives little talks about the places she has gone to and brings pictures and stuff like that, so I had been here before and kind-of knew the …

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I realized that I’ve not really written about what is on my needles, wheel or hook lately.  I’ve actually been pretty good about giving all of my current projects some attention each day.  It’s just worked-out that one is good for waiting time, one is good for watching TV, and one is good for when …

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Today was another very good mail day.  Whenever there is a package too big to fit into the mailbox or one needing a signature, the mailman backs his truck into the drive and honks.  Usually twice.  In a house with 4 dogs in it, this is tantamount to declaring war.  You do not truly understand …

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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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I’ve not just been feeding baby goats and learning about Iowan politics lately.  I’ve also been spinning!  You might remember me posting about the Easyknits dyed Merino that I was spinning into (really) fine singles.  Well, I filled three bobbins with that wool and plied them together to make a really lush, soft and just …

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So I have started my spinning again.  I couldn’t for the first few weeks that I was here because the wheel was in transport.  Then once it got here I needed to find the rest of the bits of it as they were packed away in the bewilderingly labeled boxes.  By the time that I …

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Since I’ve been home, I’ve been cleaning-out the upstairs closet of my parents house.  This is sort-of an exciting endeavor as I couldn’t ever remember getting to the back of this closet in my lifetime.  It’s a really deep and big closet as the makers of this house simply closed-off the end of the hallway …

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