Autumn is my favorite season of the whole year, but it tends to bring out the hermit in me. There is just something that I find so scrummy about throwing on some cozy clothes (yoga pants, oversized flannel shirt, scrunchy wool socks, big slippers I stole from the Hubs, all topped off with a great big scarf...ahhhh), grabbing a mug full of Apple Cinnamon Herbal Tea (seriously? Autumn in a mug, I'm telling you.), throwing something on the knitting needles, and planting myself in front of Netflix for a full-on FallFest. It just speaks to my soul. If possible, I'll crack open a window nearby to let in the crunchy smell of drying, mouldering leaves, crisp air, and pine smoke from the neighbors' fireplaces and bonfires. On the hottest days of summer, when I feel sticky and lazy, I cast my mind back to the last autumn and try to imagine myself there, to stay cool.
With that in mind, I've already been planning my knitting projects and what I will be watching while they click away, making scrumptious little bits and pieces for my shop and for Christmas gifts. Here's the list that I've come up with so far!
1. Hocus Pocus
2. Funny Farm
3. Bell, Book, and Candle
4. Arsenic and Old Lace
5. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
A romantic movie perfectly fit for autumn! Mrs Muir, eager to ditch her horrible in-laws, falls head over heels in love with a gorgeous cape-side manor house only to discover she's jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. See, the manor house already has a resident - the ghost of hot-tempered Captain Gregg (played in a wonderfully campy way by Rex Harrison). The ghost discovers that Mrs Muir is as stubborn as he is cantankerous and they set about learning to live together until the ghost discovers that his heart is most certainly able to be given away, ghost or not. Love, love, love this one.
6. Jane Eyre
8. The Good Witch
9. Wuthering Heights
10. The Great Gatsby
I'll throw in a bonus movie for you, just in case you need an alternate for one of these others that you don't like, or if you watch all of these before autumn is up and you need a spare:
11. Anne of Green Gables
Enjoy these, everyone, and if you watch any of them, I'd love to hear your take on them! Happy fall, y'all!