August. Adiós.

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

The last month of summer is over… And for me it’s been like a short lifetime. So many changes happened, so many new roads have been taken. As we slowly settle down in our new place, I get used to the world around me – to the rustle of leaves, the smell of rain and the crackling of fire at nights…

knitting travel

August Crafty Notes:

Knitting Stack

August knit/crochet stack

August FO. Chunky Chevron Crochet blanket. My only FO of this month became really handy during the cool evenings. It’s so cozy that I fall asleep under it almost every evening while reading a book 🙂 I am trying to find time to finally sit down and give you all the numbers that I used to make this blanket. It’s not that easy as my notes are hectic scribbles on different pieces of paper.

August WIPs. Flax sweater. I am finally making something for my husband! Looking forward to learning new techniques! I hope to finish it before

Other projects are not really WIPs yet, as a lot of experimenting going on. I love these grey shades of merino wool!

August’s World Crafter

After a long break, I came back to one of my favorite series. Each interview is so inspiring! Though I do spend a lot of time on them, I feel like I get energized and creative after each interview for weeks and weeks! They combine my two greatest passions – craft and travel. Looking at wonderful creations and “visiting” different corners of the world with inspiring crafters makes me so happy! I am so thrilled to share this experience with you! This month I fell in love with Olga – an inspiring modern knitter from one of the most beautiful cities of the world!

Hand Knit Scarf
World Crafter. Olga. Saint Petersburg, Russia

Technique of the month

Starting with this Adiós I am going to share with you amazing tutorials that I came across during the month and found really helpful. I think it’s so fascinating to learn something new each month and get better in our craft. This tutorial has been around for quiet some time – How To Knit Seamless Set-in Sleeves From The Top Down. If you haven’t seen it yet – go ahead! Very detailed step-by-step instructions are illustrated with clear pictures.

Tutorial by By Gum, By Golly

I love the shape of a set-in sleeve, I think it looks flattering on all body types. But it can be a real challenge to actually set this sleeve in the armhole impeccably. I also struggled for quiet some time with the sleeve length. This problem will be completely gone as I can try the sleeve on and check the length. I am excited to try this technique this month!

I hope you had a wonderful and inspiring August!


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  1. thanks for sharing that tutorial…, I just need a sweater that far along!!! 🙂 maybe next month for me, too!

  2. That tutorial completed all the knowledge needed for the cardigan I want to knit! 🙂 Thank you and Tasha for sharing!
    September was always for me the beginning of a new period. Maybe because school started in September? I don’t know. I wish us all a calm and creating winter….

  3. Such a beautiful place you call home, I love the top photo!
    I knit my first sweater with set in sleeves this past summer, I’ve only knit top down before. I too liked the look
    and will be curious to see how I like wearing it, if my temperatures ever drop for me to find out 😉

  4. What a lovely post! Your corner of the world is beautiful. So many shades of green. I also love the chunky chevron blanket and the colors that you used. I’ve not tried knitting top-down set-in sleeves yet, but it’s on my bucket list of things to learn. Thank you for the link to the tutorial.

  5. Glad to hear that you are settling in to your new surroundings. Sometimes a change of scenery is just the ticket we need to fuel our creative spirit.
    Your blanket is beautiful and I can see how snuggling under that beauty would induce sleep. 🙂

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