Spoilt for choice. I picked orange leaves, red hips and berries, black seed pods, purple sedum and rosebuds of peaches and cream. Also a quantity hitch-hiking creepy crawlies.
Tom's hat is finished. A lovely pattern to knit although I haven't done the ribbing very well and one half of my stocking stitches are vertical -why? I think it is too big but Tom seems to love it and has been wearing it constantly including at the dinner table. He says his friends think it is cool which is cool.
And the Christmas cake is made. Mary Berry's classic rich Christmas cake recipe from her Ultimate Cake Book. It's a piece of cake to make, just mix everything together and bake.