SundaySperry Hip hip, hurrah! My blog turned 1 years old last week 🙂

And what a fun year it has been, although I realise how awfully quiet I’ve been this last month. Luckily I’ve been busy with good things, like being very productive at work. Last week I submitted my first ever scientific paper, to a proper scientific journal (fingers double crossed it will get accepted). Although it doesn’t decrease my workload, it does give me some sense of calm, making me feel as if I’m on track in my phd. I’ve been super busy setting up my new experiment, which is a major pain in the butt. So my knitting has been therapeutic, slow, and monogamous (the three things that make for boring blogging).


Albeit slow, my Sperry raglan sweater really IS growing. And in the proper size this time (I think..). I’m almost done with the body so hopefully next weekend I’ll be busy knitting the sleeves. Unless I try it on and figure out once again the size is off. NO! This will not happen. I swatched a billion swatches, I tried it on after separating the sleeves, this thing WILL fit me.


If all those rows of stockinette could speak, they would probably reveal how many episodes of Bob’s Burgers I’ve been watching while knitting this (hint: a lot).


I’ve also managed to squeeze in a few hexipuffs. Even though math isn’t exactly my strong point, I figured that if at one point in my life I aim to have 400 puffs, I would never reach that goal if I’d keep up my average of 0 puffs per month. The current puffcount stands at 24,5, so I think I should aim to at least try to knit 5 puffs a month or so. Let’s not calculate how long it then still takes me to reach 400, ignorance is bliss after all.

Anywho, I wish I’d had more progress to show on my blogiversary, but this’ll have to do. I did finish my lovely teal cable project I blogged about recently, but it really deserves its very own FO post. I do want to thank all the fantastic knitterfolk (and non-knitter folk) I got to know through this blog, you lot are fabulous 🙂


17 thoughts on “Blogiversary!

  1. Yay!!! Both on the anniversary, and on the paper! Your sweater looks amazing (fingers crossed that it fits). And good luck with the bagillion hexipuffs. 🙂
    Here’s to another great year.

  2. I wish you the best of luck with your paper- good for you 🙂
    I do so love that cheery berry colored sweater- so summery.
    Happy anniversary- I love reading your blog…and I am happy things are going good for you.

  3. Happy blogiversary! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your paper!
    Is it the Sperry sweater you are knitting? It’s on my queue too!

  4. Happy blogiversary! The jumper is looking really good and I like the white stripes in it. I am sure it will fit once it’s done.

    Fingers crossed for the scientific paper!

  5. Happy blogiversary!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your paper as well 🙂 I love the little hexipuffs, and your Sperry looks amazing!

  6. Happy blogiversary, may there follow many years! Therapeutic knitting doesn’t make for the most exciting blog content, but after all it’s the best kind of knitting you could wish for 🙂 And congrats on the paper, I’m totally excited for you! 😀

  7. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! And I’ll definitely be hoping that your paper will be accepted!

    I love monogamous knitting for how productive it is! Your sweater has certainly grown, and now I need to really find season 1 of Bobs Burgers to find out what all the love is about :D.

  8. Hurray! Congrats! I love your blog. Our bloggies are almost twinsies! I had my blogiversary last month, but completely forgot all about it.

    Good luck with your paper. Waiting is the absolute worst part. Except responding to reviewers. I am really bad at taking things way too personally, so most of the time I just want to tell reviewers how dumb they are, but you have to rise above all that. I’m sure it’ll be fantastic!

  9. Happy Blogiversary! I too have been having a busy time meaning my knitting and blogging has had to take a back seat, but sometimes it’s good to be monogamous and work on that one project that you really want to get done!! Your sweater is looking amazing!

  10. Congrats on the anniversary and submitting your article! Exciting! Your sweater looks beautiful already, you knit so even. It will fit you!

  11. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Hexipuffs!!!! They’re adorable! Will have to look up how to make them!!!! They look addictive!

  12. yippeee doo dah day happy Blogiversary! Congratulations on your strides at work, and your sweater is looking absolutely gorgeous!! I’m certain it will fit! 😀 I am on 40 hexipuffs so far, so you are doing pretty well matey! jenny xx

  13. Happy day! Congratulations!
    I am impressed with your Hexis! I want to Bee-Keep. So bad. But I don’t because, sadly, the boredom factor is strong with this one.
    I am loving the plum and little stripe of white. Very nice combination! And now I’m off to look up what the heck Bob’s Burgers is!

  14. Happy blogiversary!! I can so relate on sweaters that should fit, after swatching and trying on, yet don’t. I guess my knitting tension is too unpredictable. But I so love your color choices for Sperry. It makes me think of a vintage sweater vest I used to wear and love so much. It also makes me want to get started on a Benton sweater. It is hard for me to go too long without knitting stripes. :).
    Btw, I think your laid back beekeeper’s goal is wise. That way it stays fun. I have just started a sock scraps blanket that I can add on to immediately after finishing a fingering weight project, so it might actually become a blanket.

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