I just can't stop. I made a cute little pumpkin to go with the others, from this pattern:
I tried again, with a smaller hook (H, I think? or maybe G):
Much better! I'm sending this one to my mom.
Next up was a leaf, with pretty, pretty variegated yarn that was also bulky and bumpy and tended to split. Having learned my lesson, I used a smaller hook for this project, but of course that was a mistake. The fuzziness of the yarn and the smallness of the stitches made it very difficult to make sure I was actually putting all the stitches where they were supposed to go, and the result is kind of messy:
I tried again with a larger hook, and that was much neater (and easier). However one of the downsides was a visible gap in round two, between the chain stitches used to represent the first stitch and the last double crochet:
Here it is with a metal mesh leaf I made a number of years ago:
For good measure, I made another out of the pumpkin yarn:
The pattern is even easier with "normal" yarn!