It was another sunrise worthy of stopping on the way to work yesterday. There has to be some benefit to getting up at the butt-crack of dawn, and I guess this is it. That's a small canal and a papermill in the foreground -- a very old paper mill. My house was built by a muckity-muck from a different paper mill -- there used to be a bunch. There's a big hotel in the area named "Paper Valley," and a high school sports team called the "Papermakers." Sadly, the only remaining mill in the Papermakers' town closed about a month ago.
That "red sky at morn" foretold the yucky weather that came later in the day. I think the blah backdrop of the sky and the rain made the colors in the trees pop a little more.
It's yucky today, too.
We have a guest arriving this evening from Oregon -- the daughter of a college friend of DH's who is visiting a local university campus and will be staying with us until Saturday. I'll be doing some cleaning today!
I have finished both the Red Scarf and My Red Shawl -- both need ends woven in and blocking, but that hasn't stopped me from wearing My Red Shawl on some of these chilly evenings. I'll get to that soon. Maybe today.
My knitting thoughts, if not my needles, have turned to Christmas. In fact, I wiped out my Ravelry queue the other day and started adding holiday knitting -- I've even been somewhat realistic about it. My knitting production, in general, has definitely taken a hit lately, though. So who knows?