August. Adiós.

//August. Adiós.

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!

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.

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!


By | 2015-09-01T17:04:50+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Adiós|10 Comments


  1. steph September 1, 2015 at 9:21 pm - Reply

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

    • Alina September 2, 2015 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      The sweater season is open, so the timing is perfect to try this great tutorial in action!

  2. Zeta September 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    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….

    • Alina September 2, 2015 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      I am happy you found the link helpful! I have the same feeling about September! New year, new promises, new dreams 🙂

  3. Tracey September 2, 2015 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    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 😉

    • Alina September 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      I am getting used to the new surroundings, I am pretty overwhelmed how green everything is! I hope you will have some sweater weather soon!

  4. Tien September 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    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.

    • Alina September 2, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      You are welcome, Tien! I think you will find it very helpful!

  5. Andi September 3, 2015 at 11:16 am - Reply

    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. 🙂

    • Alina September 4, 2015 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      New places always make me think out of the box! Yes, the blanket is way too cozy 🙂

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