skipping into autumn

Autumn Collage 2

This week I have been welcoming October with open arms. It can safely be said that autumn is my absolutely favourite time of year – I love everything about it.

To me this is such an inspirational month with the changing colours outside, knitted and crochet cosiness of scarves, hats and mitts, comfort food like soups and stews, pumpkins and golden light, crunchy leaves on cold autumn walks, cups of tea and lighting the fire….well everything really!

Autumn Collage 1

There really is something special about the changing colour of leaves, especially Maple leaves. The other day I came across a photo on Pinterest of beautifully crochet Maple leaves. After a little digging I found the source and a beautiful new blog to follow. Meet Lara and her lifestyle blog called messyla. Gorgeous photography, lots of inspiration and free patterns Рmake your very own leaves, you can find the pattern here.

Crochet Leaves


I made mine using up some Tweed Yarn, but they can be made using any scraps of yarn that you might have. They are fun, take no time at all and you’ll have some beautiful autumnal coasters made in a jiffy. Be inspired by autumn!


Last weekend, like hundreds of others, I also went to Yarndale, a woollie event taking place in the Yorkshire Dales every year. I went with the girls of my knitting group and we had a fabulously colourful day enjoying a good dose of yarny goodness, meeting many old friends and making lots of new ones. It goes without saying that I felt compelled to come home with a little scrumptious booty…



…I can see autumn in these colours and yarns, can you?

Wishing you all a cosy autumn, enjoy!