Earth tones seem to become more obvious when autumn nudges summer to an end. In fact, while grocery shopping today, I noticed on the end aisle a display that involved those deep autumn tones. And honestly, I don't even remember what the product was -- but I do remember those rich colors.
And it set a smile on my face.
So when I got home, I found one of most favorite crochet books:
....and set about crocheting motifs.
This is motif #107 in Edie Eckman's book
I used a G hook and the yarn is just scraps from my stash. I have yet to know what these will become. But just sitting and seeing what comes from my hook can easily get the design juices flowing. And man, oh, man! Edie has the most delightful motifs to choose from --- goodness! you'd be hard pressed not to be inspired by her book.