try knitting it.
I love seeing pictures of the beautiful reds and oranges of the foliage in different parts of the world on various blogs around this time of year, and can only imagine the scenes to be much more awesome in real life. In Hong Kong, most of the leaves are still green. (Lone trees of imported species kept in botanical gardens do not count in my books.) When it gets colder, a few leaves might turn yellow, but most seem to skip even that phase, and just dry up without fanfare to a dull brown before falling off.
When Maryann gave me this Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn, I knew almost immediately what it would become.
This is the much knit Embossed Leaves pattern, from Interweave's Favorite Socks. The lace pattern was easy to remember, and the yarn was a pleasure to knit, so soft it was. I remember reading somewhere that it bleeds terribly in the wash, but these haven't been soaked yet. The only modifications were to start the heel flap a half repeat sooner so that the foot would be longer, and not cutting the yarn when starting the gusset.
Even though there're no red leaves to swirl around my feet or to crunch under my shoes (no regrets about having none to rake, of course), I've got them keeping my toes toasty. :-)