I rarely join swaps and knitalongs but I couldn’t pass up a seemingly quick-and-dirty swap Beth blogged about yesterday.

It’s called Dish Rag Tag and it seems to hold the promise of great fun for minimal effort. Click here and sign up by the end of the day today and maybe the dishrag I knit will find its way to your mailbox.

Since I can’t really show you the knitting project that’s been consuming my time lately, I’ll show you some photos of my garden. (click on the photos if you want larger versions)

Here’s the first of my lavender that I cut yesterday and set out to dry. The hot, dry spring resulted in a bumper crop:

Next, is a portion of a flowerbed in the front of the house taken at 9:20 p.m. with no artificial lighting. You gotta love living on the western edge of a time zone.


[Pay no attention to my daughter’s headband nestled in the dirt or the hosta that’s been ravaged by the snails.]

Oh, and here’s the sunset that same night about ten minutes later.

If you know what you’re looking for, you can actually see the Great Salt Lake in that photo.


For those of you, like me, who haunted the DeStash Blog for tasty fibery treats, I regret to announce that Teri and I have decided to delete the blog. The decision was based on a number of factors, not the least of which is that Blogger appears to be incapable of handling a blog with nearly 500 members. Of course, I don’t fault Google/Blogger for that — the service is free after all. But it made managing the DeStash Blog a little bit of a nightmare.

So, thanks to all of you who supported the DeStash site, especially those members who I never really interacted with because you followed the rules and guidelines. And a special thanks to those who destashed all the fabulous stuff I picked up for a song.
*sniff, sniff*

On the positive side, I’m looking forward to destashing on Ravelrywhen that function is fully operational.  Yay, Ravelry.