Autumn is my most favourite, favourite time of year.
Spring comes in very close behind but if I had to pick out of the two it would definitely be Autumn.
I think what I love about both seasons is the all enveloping feeling of what is to come,
with Autumn it has to be that Christmas is peeking its head out from round the corner
and with Spring its the promise of Summer still to come.
But right now I am just drinking in all the loveliness of the beginnings of Autumn.
I love everything about it...
.... the paint chart of every possible shade and tone of earthy natural colour,
... the harvesting of fruit, chutney making and apple crumbles,
... the carpet of crunchy leaves underfoot
and that completely unmistakable smell of Autumn in the air.
I even love the drawing in of the days,
the feeling of hunkering down indoors and hibernating for a bit.
And then there's socks !
So many cosy socks to choose from ... they have to be the absolute ultimate in
It'll be a while before we have the first fire of the season but as soon
as it's lit I shall be there with my cup of tea, battling for a place on
the hearth rug in amongst Lilou, Otto and Itsy.
Just to get myself in to the Autumn mood I spent a lovely hour or so a couple of weeks
ago putting together a Pinterest Autumn board.
And as is always the way one thing led to another, that little seed was sown in my head and I knew that I just had to set about making an Autumn garland for our fireplace.
As lovely as something natural would be I wanted to have a go at crocheting something.
One thing I was certain about was there needed to be acorns !
Lots and lots of acorns.
Wool was chosen,
Ravelry was scoured
and plans and patterns slowly came together.
The pile of leaves and acorns got bigger and
little bunches of acorns and leaves grew,
a long chain of crochet made the perfect branch
and with a little tweaking ...
and stitching ...
... a garland happened !
♥ Happy Autumn Everyone ♥
I'm just finishing off a post that gives all the details of how I made my
garland and I shall try and get it posted by next weekend.