Thursday, September 22, 2011

First Day of Fall -- Giveaway #1

According to my calendar, yesterday was the first day of fall.  It's finally starting to feel like fall around here, too, and that just makes me happy!  This week, we picked apples at my mom's house and then dipped them in super-yummy caramel.  That's how we've kicked off our fall celebrations the last couple of years, and we love it.   To enter this hour's giveaway, share one of your favorite fall traditions....

Up for grabs first is the Pumpkin Beanie Pattern:



Drawing in an hour!  Good luck!  While the drawing is going on, the pattern will also be available on Etsy for just $2.50.  Get it here:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/78336012/pdf-493-pumpkin-patch-beanie-hat-crochet

35 comments:

Lori said...

I just love this I have some bright orange yarn and have been wanting to make a pumpkin hat!

Christine said...

I would have to say the raking of the leaves about 10 times (because the kids keep jumping in them!), I won't complain because I know in 20 years we will miss it soo much!

Heather said...

One of our fall traditions is going to our local pumpkin patch / corn maze for a hay ride! What great family fun!

Nichole said...

It's been so hot and dry here it's looked like fall for a month now :( Ready for some cool weather!

Lori said...

Oops I didn't read very well, our tradition is fir the kids to carve pumpkins, we use the pattern and small saws and they have been quite intricate! This year they are both at college, so we will have to make a new tradition!

Cassie said...

I love to go to the pumpkin patch and hand pick our own pumpkins, this year should be fun, mu daughter is 15 months old

tcv said...

My favourite fall tradition is going to the pumpking patch and taking a hay ride out to the fields to pick the perfect pumpkins!

Kelly Brandt said...

How FUN is THAT??!!?!!? I LOVE it!! It would make a great photography prop for my brother...and a newborn baby gift for my friend! And just plain FUN for me!

lizzieslovelies said...

Very cute pattern that I would LOVE to win! :)

Debbie said...

We walk down to the local school yard on Halloween night to watch the fireworks! We usually don't have to bundle up too much!

Health Nut said...

this is the cutest pumpkin hat I've seen. I'm wanting to make a pumpkin for my close friends baby that is due to arrive in October for her first halloween...this would be perfect :)

Kelly Brandt said...

Okay - so MAYBE I should read the instructions a little better! HAHA! One of my favorite things to do with my family in the Fall is to go to any/all of the local Fall Festivals and just enjoy each other, the weather, and making memories together.

rhonda said...

love the pumpkin

Stacey Chaffee said...

Crunching leaves on cool afternoon walks or going to the canyons to see all the beautiful colors :)

The Scarlett Willow said...

My favorite fall tradition is the Renaissance Festival here in NY! We go every year, the leaves are changing, great food, awesome entertainment!

Joey said...

We gather the kids and go the pumkin patch and pick pumkin's and make cookies and of course cnady and carmel apples.

mdolan said...

Carmel apples, raking leaves, chili, soup etc.....

NMgal said...

Love it!! Would look so cute on a little punkin:-)

Kristine said...

Since I live where there really isn't much of a fall.... Carving Pumpkins and Thanksgiving is as 'fall' as we get.

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Susan said...

Making hats, pumpkin pies, apple pies, watching the leaves change

heatherbrown said...

My favorite fall tradition is Hot Apple Jacks after raking the leaves!! Love the pattern!

Angela L. said...

looking at the fall leaves with the kids

cbucholz said...

Love this pattern!!!

Kelly Keegan said...

Cute hat, thanks for the chance!

lj said...

going to the pumpkin patch!!!

TiffanyL said...

Our kids are very little, so our traditions are just starting, but last year we went and let our 2 oldest pick out pumpkins and we carved them and cooked the seeds.

Birdnest Creations said...

We start out our fall season with the local apple festival this weekend.

SVG1987 said...

We really don't have any fall traditions but everyone in my family spend a great deal of time together for hunting season

Lori G said...

I always loved toasting pumpkin seeds after carving out the pumpkins, and making peanut brittle with my mom if it wasn't too humid! Now that we have a baby of our own, we'll be making some new seasonal traditions!

Bonnie said...

#17 mdolan, you're our prize winner. Shoot me an email to claim your prize. :)

Alisha & Josh Anderson said...

Our tradition is my siblings and I go and rake my aunts leaves and then play and jump in them! So much fun!!

Lindsay said...

We love to go to an orchard for apple & pumpkin picking, hay rides, corn mazes, etc.

Dars said...

Best pumpkin EVER!

Unknown said...

i love decorating for fall and baking. its always fun to go to the pumpkin patch and the corn maze. but staing home with all the smells of bakng pies and cookies was always my favorite!

Joey said...

I have 3 But theres several I want to have .