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Monday, November 24, 2014

Knitting and Soup, a cozy combination.

 Michelle is knitting the Herringbone Infinity Cowl in Plymouth Select Superwash (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards).  Although she likes how the stitch looks, she finds that it is hard on her hands and she needs another project to alternate with.   On the plus side, she did learn how to fix her mistakes, that's no small feat with the herringbone stitch.

 She is also knitting the Third Rail Cowl in Malabrigo Rios 
(Worsted, 100% Merino, 210 yards).

 Lois is knitting the Marshmallow Fluff Cowl, a great one skein wonder for super bulky yarn. She's using Twinkle Handknit Soft Chunky (Super Bulky: 100% Wool, 83 yards).  The cowl starts off with a provisional cast on.

She's thoroughly enjoying knitting Fallen Halo with green Cashmere 5 and Cashmere Glitter. She loves how the yarn feels in her hands.

 Linda is knitting the Etched Rio Wrap with Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk (Sport: 50% Silk, 50% Alpaca, 146 yards). She was off by one st; she inadvertently changed the meaning of the symbols).  Laura at Westport Yarns taught her how to read the chart and Linda is really doing great with it.

I mentioned that I felt like making soup and Lois rattled off a recipe for Cauliflower Soup that was OUTSTANDING.

Roast 1 head of Cauliflower cut up int florets, 1 onion cut up, and one bulb of garlic - coat in olive oil. Oven at 425.  I had never roasted garlic before so they explained that you cut off the floofy stuff  at the top of the bulb, then roast garlic cut side down and rub in oil.

Simmer 32oz of chicken stock.

My addition: I cooked bacon in the oven and when it was done cooking I removed it and put the veggies into the bacon grease and let it roast a little longer.

Add veggies to chicken stock and let simmer a little longer.  Then take an immersion blender (I was so psyched we actually had one of those.  It had to be Thing 's influence.) and blend it until smooth.

I added crumbled bacon as a garnish.  YUMMY.

When Thing #1 came home and smelled it she followed the scent like a cartoon character riding on the air waves.  She said "I don't want to know what's in it, just give me a spoonful".  That's the best compliment you can get (in my house anyway).

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