Monday, March 20, 2017

Birthday socks for SadieLou

Sadie really has a problem with socks. Most people putter around the house in their stocking feet during the day but Sadie may start the day with a pair on her feet but they are soon pealed off and you never know where they will be ditched around the house.

I'm hoping these socks will be different. They look just like her kitty, Charlotte, and I've knit them in sport sock length (Her favorite type socks.)

Any way you look at them, they are the cats meow!

Pattern: YinYang Kitty Ankle Socks, Fish
Yarn:Knit Picks Stroll Tweed, Knit Picks Undyed Stroll
Colorway:  Marine Heather, Jo's Bliss
Amount: Way less than a skein each
Needle Size: US Size 1

I finished them in January but didn't want SadieLou to know about the socks until her birthday. She also has recently found Chai tea and so a jar is in the mix for her as well.

NEW Spicy Chai Tea  Recipe:

3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/2 cups sugar (half sugar substitute)
2 cup unsweetened instant tea
1 1/2 cup French vanilla powdered nondairy creamer
1 1/4 cup nondairy creamer
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon white pepper

In a large bowl, combine the ingredients. In a blender, cover and process tea mixture in batches until powdery. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
To prepare chai tea: Place 3 Tablespoons of mix in a mug. Add hot water; stir until combined.

Yield: 32 servings (8 cups tea mix)

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