Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I got a holiday stocking

Every holiday my hubby puts up our stockings above the fireplace - a big one for Wally, a big one he has had since childhood for himself, and a teeny, tiny one for me. I got mine at an old workplace. It was a 99 cents felted kind, and maybe 3 inches tall. Hubby always teased me mercilessly about it.
Well, no mo'! I decided to knit myself a stocking this year - big and bright and handmade.
2 skeins of Noro Kureyon yarn
Size 8 needles
Nancy's pattern
I expect a big present from Santa this year.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Celebrating fall with family

In the past 11 years, the region in Bosnia where I'm from has been celebrating fall with a big festival that involves roasting of chestnuts. My parents decided to uphold that tradition in their own backyard. What a fun way to spend time together! And if you've never had roasted chestnuts, you need to try. Yum!

All together

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Removing golden nuggets from their charred shells

Cousin Budo helping out

Beautiful golden chestnuts

My sisters and I also raided my parents garden for some surprise harvest (strawberries and raspberries). 


Going for the refugee look

Love my family.