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New Fall Banner: Leaves, Acorns, and Squirrel Kisses

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We're ready for fall!

We’re ready for fall!

I was so busy this summer that I really didn’t find any time to play outdoors, so now that it is fall — my favorite time of year, hands down — I’m committed to getting outside and taking advantage of all that this season has to offer.

Autumn is a great time to explore the outdoors, and there’s no better place than colorful Colorado! Okay, I’m more than a little biased on that one. I’m sure many of you heard about the devastating floods we had throughout the Front Range last week. Although communities both on the plains and in the mountains were greatly affected and recovery efforts are ongoing, some parks, and the roads up to them, are still open. Here are some of my favorite parks that are currently open for business: Golden Gate Canyon, Rifle Falls, and White River National Forest. I would still recommend calling ahead as conditions could always change.

We’re looking forward to spending a night beneath the stars and pines later this month and hopefully get in a good hike too. Though I prefer hiking to skiing and snowboarding, it won’t be long before snow season is upon us, and from what I’ve heard, this could turn out to be a record-breaking ski season for Colorado.

It’s a bit of a sin to mention the S-word so early in the year, so I won’t get too far ahead of myself. While we’re here, I’m going to love the heck out of autumn! It’s the season for harvest festivals, amber sunsets, and of course, fall foliage (in some areas, the aspens are starting to turn!). And for the squirrels, it’s the season of acorn hording and — from the looks of Hodge and Podge — falling in love.

I hope you enjoy the new fall banner. In case you’re interested in making any of the components, here is a list of patterns and materials I used.

Oak Leaf

Oak Leaf
Made using the pattern in 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield
with Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand yarn in Rust.

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf
Made using the pattern in 75 Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield
with Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand yarn in Brick.

Aspen Leaf

Aspen Leaf
Adapted from the large leaf pattern in 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield
with Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand yarn in Mustard.

AcornAcorns
Made using my own pattern
with Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand yarn in Chocolate and Bernat Satin in Sable.

HeartHeart
Made using a pattern by K and J Dolls with Caron Simply Soft in Red.

Squirrel PicnicSquirrels
Made using my own pattern
with Bernat Satin in Sable for Podge and my grandma’s old yarn in brown for Hodge.

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15 thoughts on “New Fall Banner: Leaves, Acorns, and Squirrel Kisses

  1. I won’ t “get ahead of myself “too much either but I predict if things keep moving the way they appear to be, there might be the pitter, patter of tiny squirrel feet next Spring! Love the new header for Autumn. 🙂

  2. Perfect, particularly the heart above the kissing squirrels – so sweet!

  3. They are so adorable as always!

  4. I love your new banner! Your squirrels are so kissable cute!! Fall is my favorite time of year too!

  5. When I heard the banner was changed, said noooo….. Don’t want summer to end but after I’ve seen what you’ve done, was pleased and happy! You did awesome work, as always. New banner is great. Squirrels are kissing in the fall…who could ask for more!:D
    Wonderful! Thank you!

    • Thanks, Vanja! I know exactly what you mean. I spent days and days on the summer banner, so when it was finally time to take it down, I was a little crestfallen. But now that I know everyone likes the fall banner, I’m more excited about it!

  6. Is the Oak Leaf Knit or crochet?