If you follow my blog, you may recall that I started an Executive MBA program in the Summer of 2016. I am happy to report that this past February, I submitted my final assignment and graduate this May! It took me almost 20 years, but I finally accomplished a goal I’ve had for a long time. It’s never too late to refresh and sharpen your skills. If you are interested, I was interviewed for an article on why I chose to do an MBA at this stage of my career. A student currently in their first year of the program was also interviewed.
Here I am with my cohort.
As you might imagine, the MBA curriculum left little to no time for blogging or knitting. Nonetheless, I did sneak in a few skeins here and there. On a trip to Austin to see my son (who is an undergraduate there), I went in search of my fave LYS (local yarn store) which had moved to a new location. Hill Country Weavers was formerly housed in a quaint Victorian on a hip strip on South Congress. After visiting my boy, my husband drove me to their new location at 4102 Manchaca Road, Austin, Texas 78704. It’s a much larger space than what they had previously and with the same incredible selection of gorgeous yarns.
I had seen enticing photos of FOs (that’s finished objects for the uninitiated) using yarns from Hedgehog Fibers, but I had never purchased any. After walking around their new digs, I headed over to the Hedgehog Fibers section and ogled all the color combinations. Even though I would not have time to do anything with it, I purchased this lovely skein. It’s called Boombox and it’s 437 yards of fingering weight yarn made of 90% Superwash Merino Wool and 10% Nylon for a bit of stretch.
I also could not resist this Sock Mini in Banana Legs yellow. It’s 87 yards of the same soft 90% Superwash Merino / 10% Nylon and perfect for adding a splash of color.
I haven’t decided what these beauties will become but I’m looking forward to wrapping my fingers in this yarn and going at it with my needles.
19 thoughts on “Goal Accomplished!”
Congratulations! I am so glad for you that you were able to accomplish this goal!
Thank you! It feels surreal sometimes.
Congrats! It might take you a while to remember what you do when you’re not working flat out on the final assessment, but you’ll work it all out eventually 😀
So true! For several weeks, I would come home in angst thinking I had something due!!
Well done on achieving your goal!!! You must be proud 🙂
Thank you! I am very happy.
Congratulations and well done. 🙂 I am so proud of you. So glad you did it.
Thank you. You’ve provided great moral support. I appreciate it.
Congratulations on the degree AND the pretty yarn. 🙂
Thanks so much!
Congratulations and love the yarn
Congrats and I will definitely check out that yarn shop as my daughter is currently getting her masters in Aerospace at Texas A&M and I fly in to Austin a lot to visit!
Your daughter’s field is very interesting and hard! Love seeing more women in this field. Kudos to her and to you. 👏🏻
You will love Hill Country Weavers. Be sure to tell us about it when you go!
I’m so happy for you 🙂 Sweet Success !