HTML Code - how difficult can it be ??

Well after playing around with this blog for most of the morning, I've decided that messing around with someone else's HTML code is somewhat frustrating and I ought to just hang my hat up (a knitted one of course). The blog is not acting the way I want it to and I've just decided to accept it as is. You can still see everything, it's just not lined up as I would like it to be. Can you do a table in HTML?

Knitted caps

I've been working on some caps for the Caps for a Cure group.
I also made a preemie hat in a mock rib stitch which was a lot of fun.

The preemie hat is the one in blue done in Microfiber and then the white and yellow is a baby hat done in cotton.

I also knitted the lace hat in the same microfiber blue and it is for the Caps for a Cure group. It is wonderfully soft.

You can see the difference in size from the preemie hat and the ladies lace hat.

Another baby hat that was made.

Bosephus the cat

Bosephus is the blue-eyed cat that just showed up and he has adopted us. He's been hanging around for a little over a month and seems to be right at home. He is an outside cat and we're hoping that he will help eliminate the moles, although I haven't seen any evidence of that yet. Here are a few pics....

Trip to Italy

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary last year and we went to Italy for 2 weeks. It was fabulous. We stayed in an Agritourismo. It is basically a working farm and they have guest houses on the farm for vacation rental. The first week we stayed in Tuscany and the second week we stayed in the mountains of the Emilia-Romagna region. Just fab.

The first week: View from Il Casalone

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The second week: View from Il Corboli

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We spent most of the time in the car driving through all the wonderful and quaint small villages. We aren't big city museum dwellers so we spent about 4 hours in Rome, 4 hours in Florence, 4 hours in Venice and the rest of the time we spent in the glorious countryside and small villages. Best opportunity for sampling the food. No, we don't speak Italian and they don't speak English in those small villages either but somehow we all found a way to communicate.
Also, if you are a Starbucks patron, don't think about going to Italy and ordering "latte". You had better say "cafe latte" cause otherwise, latte is what you'll get. (Ask me how I know)

The Coliseum in Rome was awesome.

Some other beautiful places will be posted shortly.


Rome... Vatican City
an entrance to a flat in a small town

DH enjoying a glass of wine in Siena Pisa
DH in the NW coast town of Lerici
DH on San Marco's Plaza in Venice
Gondola's in one of the canals in Venice

May 26, 2006

I've been on vacation this week and I stayed home all week, knitting and quilting. Other than driving in to Nashville one evening to take my brother out to dinner (he's moving to Albany, GA), I was home all week. Hubby is off today too so that he has a 4 day weekend.

I've joined a new Yahoo group, Caps for a Cure. We knit hats for cancer patients and every two months a new donation group is selected. So for two months, we knit caps for a particular treatment center and send the completed caps to them. I've worked on two this week, I've completed one. I also completed two caps for a Preemies group. I'll post completed pics later.

In addition to knitting this week, I finally started Jack's t-shirt quilt of Sunny's t-shirts. I know it's been over a year since she passed away but it brings back so many memories that it is hard to get started too quickly.

Weather wise, we had a very cool May but this past week the heat has turned itself up. We have had some horrible thunderstorms, lots of wind.

We've got a cat now. He has adopted us. He's hung around now for a little over a month. We're hoping that he will get rid of the moles that have just devastated our yard. Even if he doesn't hunt and kill them, we're hoping his presence alone will get them to leave. We've named him Bosefus. Other animals we have.....groundhogs. We like them though. They are fun to watch. We have rabbits too but I don't know for how much longer. Bosefus has already found one of them and killed it.

This is all for today. I've gotta go knit for awhile. (and do some laundry)

Grommit knits

I absolutely love Grommit. He is so cute and quite an accomplished knitter.
There is a show on BBCAmerica that is called Creature Comforts and the characters in the show are similar. The premise behind the show is that people are interviewed on the street and then the creator of the show re-creates the interviews with creatures similar to Grommit. It is hilarious. Check it out sometime.