I ended up making a list, which is supposed to be a bit tongue in cheek but, if we have a love of Autumn in common then you might like it...
Ten ways to push the season...
1. Knit something designed to wear in cold weather. Perhaps even use Autumnal coloured yarn.
2. Make chutney and/or onion jam. (I have some new ideas coming up soon for less conventional ways to use them).
3. Make and hang a window star in Autumnal colours. If anyone challenges you on it you can sheepishly tell them it's a "harvest" star. Some window star tutorials here.
4. Needle felt a pumpkin for your seasonal nature table or as an embellishment. There are tutorials all over the internet - I used a youtube tutorial to learn (and Myriad have a nice starter kit if you're new to the craft, where you can also get kite paper for window stars)
5. Cut leaf shapes into anything and everything, even if they don't stay looking like leaves.
6. Pull out your blankets and cold weather bedding and give it a wash/air whilst it's still good weather for drying washing on the line outside.
7. Watch movies that put you in the Autumnal spirit. Whenever I think of Autumn, You've Got Mail always jumps to mind. What films remind you of Autumn?
8. Make big batches of soup with all of the great ingredients available right now and freeze them so that you can enjoy out-of-season tastes at their best when the fresh veggies are long gone. What says Autumn more than a bowl of soup?!
9. Autumn always makes me think of new shoes and boots - whether I'm buying new ones or not. It may to be too warm to wear them yet but now is a good time to give them a clean and polish and put them in prime position for when the time comes!
10. Have a conker sweepstake! It's far too early for conkers but some immature shells fall from the trees at this time of year. If you find any on your walks then cut them open and each make a prediction about when they'll be ready.
Do you push the season? What things would you add to the list?