Vegetarian Travel - As someone who has traveled the world, Italy was easy. Rome not so much as other parts. Venice had vegan gelato in every shop. Naples has a traditional pizza that is just crust, sauce, spices, and olive oil.
Colorblock Shawl is a fun twist on a classic triangular shawl. It is worked in one piece from the bottom up in solid, contrasting colors. It is a great beginner pattern, using simple increases to create the triangular shape.