a lovely gift

I graduated yesterday with my MEd in Clinical Counseling!  All of the students are so glad to be done.  My parents got me a nice card, a delicious dinner, and a beautiful original print, framed and ready to hang somewhere special (hopefully my office, whenever I get a job)!  My aunt, who lives in Arkansas, sent a lovely card with some money to buy myself a present, so of course I got yarn!

yarn for catherine

This beautiful lace weight yarn is by Araucania Yarns, which is made in Chile (this specific yarn is called Nuble).  It’s a single ply yarn and each hank is 50g/1.76oz and 240yds/219m.  It’s 75% merino and 25% silk, and it’s colorway #2.  I’ve never worked with silk yarn before, or this brand, for that matter, but it’s so soft and beautiful!  This yarn will [theoretically] be made into a cowl within the next 3 days for a friend visiting from England.  A bit last minute, yes, but hopefully it can be done in time.  The verdict is still out on whether to try to do the lovely linen stitch that I’ve been wanting to try or to try the crocheted version.  I’m leaning heavily towards crochet because it seems very daunting to try and knit a whole cowl with lace weight yarn in 3 days, even if I have nothing else to do!  I’m not too fast at knitting yet and my hands do get tired.  Taking care of hands, in fact, leads to my next purchase:


I know I’ve shown you the lavender version of these lovely little lotion rounds, but they smell so good that I just had to get more!  They last a long time, too, which is great, and they would make great gifts if you can stand to let them go!

All of these items were purchased today at my local yarn shop (which isn’t really local as it’s 30 minutes away, but that’s the closest one, so it counts).  It feels nice to support their business, even though these products can probably be found online for a cheaper price, and it’s nice not to have to guess on what something will feel like, and then to wait on shipping.

So you can probably guess what my evening’s going to look like: quick hooking, some hot tea, and most likely a nice Jane Austen movie.  Well, I can’t wait to get started, so I guess that’s all for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

PS:  The Bloglovin’ site that I mentioned the other day should probably be explained for those who don’t know what it is (I didn’t).  It’s a site where you can subscribe to ALL the blogs you follow, not just the ones on WordPress.  That means it’s easy to follow blogs from Blogger or anywhere (and if the blog you want to follow isn’t on the list, you can add it immediately).  All of the posts from the blogs you subscribe to will show up in one handy feed that you can peruse at your leisure, and if you’re browsing the web with Google Chrome (which I would recommend for everyone because it’s amazing), Bloglovin’ will add a little icon next to your search bar that will notify you of new blog posts in your feed.  It’s pretty handy!  They also have an app for the iPhone, but I’ve had a few issues with it so far.  Hopefully they’ll fix it soon — I’ll use it all the time!


  1. Congratulations… Yipeee… you have graduated.. Love the yarn colors and thanks for explaining how to use bloglovin’, i’ve been inspired by you to join too…


  2. Congratulations! What beautiful yarn! Only three more essays and an exam then I will be graduating too!


  3. Congratulations! Gorgeous yarn – the colour is amazing.


  4. creative pixie says:

    Congratulations on graduating. Have a well earned rest and enjoy your next project.i agree that crocheting the cowl would be a lot less daunting.


    • Thank you very much! Yes, I’ve already been working on the cowl for hours and I’m not very far — I’d NEVER have made it in time if I were knitting.


  5. Jill Goldberg says:

    Congratulations, this is a real milestone 🙂


  6. girlinknits says:

    Congratulations.. I remember the relief of it all. Love the yarn 😀


  7. Congratulations! What an achievement!


  8. congratulations! I know you will soon have an office for that print. 🙂 LOVE that yarn – and am amazed that you will give away what you make, it is going to be luscious.


  9. Humongous Congrats!!! Gorgeous yarn too 🙂


  10. Congratulations on graduating! Love the new yarn! Beautiful colors.


  11. Congratulations Hannah!!! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for you!!


  12. Congrats on graduating, Hannah! I wish you a fun and relaxing evening crocheting, and a brilliant career as well!


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