Roasted Chestnuts and Sock Yarn Swapping

An unlikely combination, but a good one!

I have this afternoon to myself.  I am off work (love my job) and hubby is out on a Christmas lunch.  So I have stuck a chick flick on the TV (500 Days of Summer), roasted some chestnuts and I am in the process of bagging up my sock yarn donations.  To top it all off I have the iMake Christmas Stitch n’ Bitch tonight – can’t wait.

I had no idea it was so easy to make delicious roasted chestnuts actually.  Just grab a handful of chestnuts, wipe them, cut a cross in the shell of each chestnut with a sharp knife and roast in the oven at 200 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes.  Simple and yummy…

As for the sock yarn, people have been so generous in donating their scraps.  I have received 3 parcels already – one from Ceri in London, one from Jesse in New Zealand and one from Barbara in Philadelphia.  I know there are more on the way too – people are so generous.  Because Jesse is also making a sock yarn blanket I have bagged up my donations in such a way that I can let Jesse have some of the yarn that other people are donating to me.  It also means that if anyone else wants to do ‘swaps’ I can make sure that they do not end up getting their own yarn back.  Something of a ‘sock yarn swap’ system.  It’s all terribly organised!

Here are photos of the yarn I have received so far.  Thanks ladies.  I am so desperate to start using it but MUST finish the Christmas knitting…

From Ceri:

From Jesse:

From Barbara:

 

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2 Responses to “Roasted Chestnuts and Sock Yarn Swapping”


  1. 1 Ceridwen Davies 21/12/2010 at 6:20 pm

    Those look really yummy. My husband came home with a pack the other day and I was wondering how best to roast them, so you’ve saved me having to look it up.

    Looking forward to seeing the results of your sock yarn project now. You’ve got a fantastic range of colours there.

    • 2 imakehandmade 21/12/2010 at 10:04 pm

      Great stuff! I might cook mine a little longer than 30 mins next time actually, but not much longer as I understand they are easy to over cook 🙂

      VERY excited about the sock yarn project… want to start now!!

      Have a lovely Xmas Ceri.


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