I'm going to do Backyard Leaves too
I ran through the Backyard Leaves chart once - very demanding, but perversely fun (if you like charts). My test yarn was all wrong and I don't have a good substitute in my stash, so I'm waiting to start it next month. I'm traveling to Louisville KY over Thanksgiving (we're visiting my parents) and I have a returned yarn credit at a store there which I plan to use for this pattern.
Let me know if you start and like your yarn choice.
Labels: Backyard Leaves