April. Adiós.

//April. Adiós.

April. Adiós.

Happy Sunday!

Adiós is the monthly series of crafty notes and captures of this beautiful world.

Today I am continuing our “tradition” and will take you on a walk around the town. April was busy and so beautiful. All the trees in town were in full bloom and I wish I had more time to walk around this month. I am so grateful that I can share it with you, it really pushes me to put everything aside, go out, explore and take photos to share them with you later. Yesterday I took my camera, and went up the hill from the town center to see what is hidden inside narrow streets.

Knitting in San Miguel de Allende

I wasn’t disappointed! I became quiet enchanted by San Miguel’s doors – they always look like the entrance into some magical world… There is even a book of photography – “The Doors of San Miguel de Allende” by Robert de Gast – devoted entirely to these beauties.

Knitting in San Miguel de Allende

Knitting in San Miguel de Allende

The town always surprises you. You walk in a usual neighborhood, then hear the sound of water falling, discover a little bridge over a small waterfall and mysterious old stairs reaching to the sky…

Knitting in San Miguel de Allende

What a beautiful afternoon it was! Thank YOU so much for dragging me outside! 🙂

Knitting in San Miguel de Allende

Knitting in San Miguel de Allende

 April Crafty Notes

2 FOs, 3 WIPs and one tutorial.

I am in love with my two FOs this month! The cowl will make a perfect gift for my Granny and the sweater is so versatile and lovely to wear!

In May I also hope to give you the preview of the Moeke sweater pattern. I am so in love with this project and very pleased with how it turned out! Test knitting begins next week and you will be able to follow the process on Instagram!

I am also very happy that I came back to crochet properly and working on big projects. The dress will take a long time, but I know it will be worth it in the end. A dear knitting friend, Pat, who is a great seamstress, is helping me to figure out the slip dress for it. I love how we share our knowledge with each other! The cardigan turned out to be the perfect on the go project. Once you are done with the first couple of rows, the rest is a breeze – the stitch pattern is very basic and you can crochet with your eyes closed. I am hoping to get on the short road trip today and will definitely take it along with me!

I am very happy that many of you found the tutorial on the I-cord edge technique useful! I hope you will use it a lot!

Instagram Challenge

Julie from Knitted Bliss and Melissa from Miso Crafty Knits organized the second #craftyblisschallenge – a 10-day Instagram challenge where you are supposed to interpret the prompts and post a photo every day. I’ve never had a 10-day streak post on Instagram, only in the first #craftyblisschallenge and I am loving it so much! I’ve found some wonderful crafters and great photography!



That’s it for April! I wish you a wonderful and joyful May!


By | 2016-05-01T06:50:54+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Adiós|18 Comments


  1. kaydeerouge May 1, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Thank you, Alina – what a beautiful walk. What colours – do you know what the purple flower is? just gorgeous!

    • Alina May 2, 2016 at 5:35 am - Reply

      I am glad you enjoyed it, Katherine! The flower is called “bougainvillea” – they come in all kind of colors and tehy are so beautiful!

  2. Carmela Biscuit May 1, 2016 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Ah, what a beautiful town! Thank you for walking us through its charming narrow streets!

    • Alina May 2, 2016 at 5:36 am - Reply

      Thank you for giving me the reason to walk around, otherwise I would just stay in and work all day 🙂

  3. Nicky May 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    You’ve had a wonderful crafty month! Thank you for taking us on that walk … just breathtaking! Can’t wait to see what you’ll get up to in May!

    • Alina May 2, 2016 at 5:37 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Nicky! It was a very inspiring crafty month!

  4. Tracey May 1, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I want to visit your town and wander the streets, it looks so beautiful!
    I hope you have a great week.

    • Alina May 2, 2016 at 5:45 am - Reply

      I am sure you would love the downtown, Tracey! It is really magical!

  5. Julie May 1, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    oh wow, those doorways are so beautiful!! I will have to get to San Miguel one day. and you had a wonderful streak on the challenge, beautiful photos!!

    • Alina May 2, 2016 at 5:47 am - Reply

      Thank you, Julie! The challenge was so much fun – thank you for starting it! And, yes, you should definitely visit the town!

  6. Zeta May 2, 2016 at 1:23 am - Reply

    You live in Wonderland! San Miguel is such a beautiful and inspiring town! I fell in love with every single photo you post 🙂
    Wish you a great May!

    • Alina May 2, 2016 at 5:47 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Zeta! As every town, it is not all picture-perfect, of course, but most neighborhoods are really charming!

  7. Becki May 2, 2016 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Wonderful pictures, Alina. While the flowery pictures are beautiful, the picture of the steps leading up to a door totally fascinates me. Mysterious, indeed. Thank you for the tour and the beautiful pictures.

    • Alina May 3, 2016 at 6:24 am - Reply

      Thank you, Becki! I am glad you loved it as much as I did!

  8. Andrea @ This Knitted Life May 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Quite lovely, my dear. I have some cool old photos of SMA doors from way back when before there were even digital cameras. I had just been given a fancy old-school film camera for a college graduation gift and thought I was hot stuff taking photos of those doors. Not so hot anymore… But the doors still look killer.

    • Alina May 3, 2016 at 6:25 am - Reply

      Oh, I would love to learn shooting with film camera! You should come back here someday for a visit!

  9. sustainablemum May 4, 2016 at 1:39 am - Reply

    I always love your down town visits, you live in a beautiful place. You projects are always wonderful to see and to hear about the process. Looking forward to seeing what you have on the needles in May.

    • Alina May 8, 2016 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! I love exploring this town – always something beautiful to be found!

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