Thursday, March 17, 2011

CMS knitting, finished socks, & dinner

Here are my new colloquium socks. They really are a nice color pink - the picture is kind of orange. I started them on Sunday night, and since I've been knitting my way through Tuesday teaching seminar as well as CMS/Colloquium the past few weeks (and I had knitting time during my TA session this week, when all the students left after the first hour) they've been growing quickly! It helps that k3p3 rib is easy, but still - I'm already started the heel flap, and we didn't even have colloquium today.

We don't have colloquium next week, either (or CMS for that matter) since the university has "midterm recess" next Thursday and Friday. But Robert and I are going to visit my family, so I'm expecting to get in plenty of knitting on the plane.
Here are the finished "church auction socks." Even though I didn't love every second of knitting them, I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. I hope they keep the recipient's toes warm and cosy for a good long time!

In other news, I tried out a new recipe tonight: mock cheese sauce from the Vegan Delights cookbook. I also roasted some cauliflower to within an inch of its life (possibly my favorite way to prepare cauliflower), added some asparagus to the roasting pan when I started making the sauce, and heated some chicken-less nuggets from the freezer. I liked the sauce, although I really have no way no know if it tastes like dairy cheese. It was more "sharp" (I think? this is more dairy vocabulary I don't really know the meaning of) than the sauce I usually make with store-bought vegan cheese - kind of more like I imagine cheddar would taste. It was also quite a bright yellow color. Next time I might make it with veggie broth instead of water, to make the flavor a little more complex and try to make the color a little less neon.

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