Friday, January 27, 2006

More sock progress

It's just a little more of the same... so first go over to Diddle's Cartoon Wunderland and look at his new sketches ;o) There are also some interesting poems at Arbutus e-zine.

I'm just about to start the heel, 30 stitches out of 64, my pattern suggests. So, these may be the last pictures of this sock you ever see ;o) j/k! Click to enlarge the pictures.

Sally has to check if the needle is edible...

I caught Willow playing 'mousie' with J. That is one of the bow-tie toys ;o) Please pay no attention to the messy house in the background! (Those are quilting leftovers and the bag for this camera!)

And now, I have to thank Chris! She gave me a link to a great tea. I worked with the idea and made my own recipe, as seen below. I am feeling much better today (after about four doses of this). It wasn't a cure-all, of course, but I know it helped! As always, be careful(sparing) with licorice.

The Tea (my version)

1 tsp licorice root
1 teabag of 'I Love Lemon' tea*
about 10 pieces of seedless rosehips
1/2 tsp dried powdered peppermint leaf
pinch of fresh ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp worth of dried ginger root
1/4 tsp worth of dried powdered basil leaf (or more)
5 whole cloves
Adjust to taste as needed

Put all of this into a coffee filter, mix it up, and make in a regular coffeepot. I used a four-cup coffeemaker for this.

Let cool and drink with soy milk and/or honey.
Makes 2-3 servings.
*Commercial product containing lemongrass, rosehips and peppermint, as well as other ingredients.


Chris said...

You're welcome - altho your tea probably tastes a lot better!! But it does always help me feel better - definitely I can breathe better.

The sock is looking good! Just follow the heel directions and don't think about it too much - that's the secret for the first few pairs of socks.

Sally and Willow are both looking very cute!

Rhiannon said...

I am now sick. Maybe I should give your tea a chance!

I've rounded the corner on the sock and am on the home stretch. Too bad Kyle's feet are so LONG. It means I still have a ways to go.

Good Luck on yours. I love the color and stripe pattern so much. Need to get some palette!

RheLynn said...

**comforts Rhiannon!** Yikes! I didn't think it was contagious through the Internet ;o) I hear you on the long feet -- people with small feet (or knitting for small feet) must get tons of socks done! ;o)

RheLynn said...

Chris - my tea tastes like a large melted cough drop... is that a good thing or a bad thing? ;o)

Thanks for the encouragement on the socks! And, for the great book reccommendations--my library is coming through! (amazingly!)