I'm working on some goodies for a wonderful friend in Montréal, Melanie. She requested a scarf, hat and mitten set to get through the cold, cold winters there. I had quite a hard time tracking the yarn down, but eventually, I found the right one. Malabrigo Chunky Merino in Velvet Grapes. It's a dream to work with and is a favorite... as I'm sure everyone has realized by now since four of my last projects have been made from this yarn.
I'm working on the scarf now. It's the same pattern I used for my Malabrigo scarf. It's such a simple stitch and is really wonderful.
I'm off to Ireland for my study abroad trip in 35 days. I'm very excited, but I am really worried about money. I have none left and my student loans got all screwed up for the spring semester which, in turn, screwed up my loans for the summer semester. I'm trying to get it worked out, but I don't think it's going to be resolved before I go. Ugh. It's stressful and irritating.
I have been walking quite a bit lately. I'm trying to loose the weight I gained after knee surgery. Today I walked with my friend (and former co-worker) Jen. We walked over 6 miles! It was quite an adventure. It was nice.