Well, the weather has finally turned here in NE Indiana where SSYC and I make our homes. I actually woke this morning telling myself that I might need to turn on the heat. There's something about this time of year that is exciting to me. Kind of like when spring comes and you can finally take a walk without a coat, I love the sudden chill in the air that fall brings. I love that hot beverages seem indulgent, I love that I get to choose which winter accessories to wear (I found this hat in my recent move and I'm wearing it today on a field trip with Henry) and I REALLY love sitting in front of a fireplace at night with the kids.
To you, what makes it seem like fall has finally arrived? Tell me in the comments below by noon on Thursday, October 20 and you could be one of four randomly chosen winners to receive some Zen Yarn Garden in the new Superfine Glitter. I have skeins of Alien Splatter, Shivering Splatter, Shivering and Flushed to share with you.
To me, fall starts when I can drink a hot beverage, wear a hand knit hat and go to a pumpkin farm. We've had two pumpkin farm visits so far this season; one last week and one today for Henry's preschool field trip. Fall always seems exciting to me. Now, I wouldn't have said this 20 years ago- that Allison would have thought that was boring. But I love the obvious changes in weather and I love all the special celebrations, family dinners, Halloween activities and festivities that lead up to winter. But I don't love the cold and snow that winter eventually brings nearly as much...
I'd love to hear what you do to make the fall special- is there a particular tradition that you and yours take part in? Tell me that too (in the same comment you're leaving for the contest) if you like! It's not required like the answer to the question bolded above, but I really enjoy when you all share your traditions and experiences. I've gotten some great ideas over the years from you!