May. Adiós.

//May. Adiós.

May. Adiós.

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

This month’s Adiós I decided to do something different and instead of sharing sunlit photos, I am going to take you on a short night walk. You’ve already seen La Parroquia in the daylight, but I really wanted to show how it is transformed into a beautiful and mysterious castle at night.

Knitting and Travel

 May is the hottest month here, and the evenings are warm and velvet… I love how busy streets get empty and the town disappears in soft lights, quiet music and occasional roars of thunder in the nearby mountains…

Knitting and Travel

May Crafty Notes

1 FO, 4 WIPs, 1 fail 🙂

 Journey sweater. Honestly, it is my favorite sweater I have ever made. I enjoyed every single stitch of it! It was a challenge to design, but now the pattern is finally finished and being tested. I couldn’t be more grateful to my wonderful test knitters and Ioana for all the help!

Crochet dress experiment is still in the swatch stage. I am trying to find the perfect stitch pattern for it and can’t decide whether to make it holding one thread or two. I hope it will start taking shape in June.

Sand sweater. Love this textured experiment on my knitting machine! It is definitely much more time consuming than the stockinette garments, but this texture is worth it!

Arizona sweater. Having fun with an amazing Contiguous method!

Moeke cardigan. I am swatching for the second design for Moeke fall collection. The only thing that is clear for now is that it is going to be a cardigan. All the rest keeps changing in my head and hands.

Kram cardigan was with me for so many months. But I finally said goodbye to it and admitted that it isn’t going o work out. Oh well, always something to learn!

One more exciting thing – two my dear knitting friends just got their projects off the needles and they used my patterns, I cannot express how happy it makes me! Zeta’s Reindeer is so stunning – I love the color and yarn she chose. Zeta, thank you so much for all the support during these almost two years! I am so grateful I’ve found you here!

Dear Ioana just finished her La Flor  – I love the neutral shade and the oversize look she chose! This is exactly how I envisioned it to be knit someday! And her cozy photos are so dreamy to look at!

This was my crafty May. Thank you for being with me! June is promising new projects, new World Crafter and fun giveaways for you!

I hope you had an amazing month!

Joining friends at Yarn Along today.


By | 2016-06-01T06:17:42+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Adiós|21 Comments


  1. Tina June 1, 2016 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Such lovely projects …. I am still plugging away at my Tee but enjoying the process. I’ve really wanted to start a crochet project but have far too many things going on at the moment. Awesome post!

    • Alina June 1, 2016 at 7:33 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Tina! Monogamy knitters are so rare! I love switching between projects!

  2. kaydeerouge June 1, 2016 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Fascinating to see San Miguel in the dark, and how intriguing to hear that May is the hottest month there! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that being the case anywhere in the world before – I must be such an ignoramus. It doesn’t sound like the heat is hampering your knitting 🙂 I just want to say how much I am enjoying your test knitters’ work on the growing Journey on their Instagram feeds – does indeed feel like travelling along with them.

    • Alina June 1, 2016 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Summer is the rain season here, so it cools down compared to May. I am so happy the heat is here – I still wear sweaters in early mornings though – it can never get too hot for me 🙂 I am so happy you are following Journey’s journey! Josh and Saskia are doing an amazing job!

  3. Andrea @ This Knitted Life June 1, 2016 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Happy June! You accomplished so much this month! You must not sleep… All so beautiful.

    • Alina June 1, 2016 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Thank you, Andrea! I hope June will bring you only joy!

  4. Ranee @ Arabian Knits June 1, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I also find it interesting that May is the hottest month. It looks gorgeous!

    • Alina June 2, 2016 at 6:11 am - Reply

      It is weird! The rainy season is about to start, so it will cool down a little bit.

  5. sustainablemum June 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Your photos of where you love are always so beautiful. Your description of the warm evenings was perfect I can just imagine what it is like. Your knitting is always so inspiring hope June is a good month too.

    • Alina June 2, 2016 at 6:12 am - Reply

      Warm evenings are the best! Love them so much! Thank you for all your wonderful words!

  6. Zeta June 2, 2016 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Can San Miguel get any more magical?
    Absolutely loved the night tour!
    Your May had so wonderful crafting projects.
    Thank you for mentioning me 🙂
    I can’t believe it is 2 years! Time really flies!

    • Alina June 3, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

      I know! I can’t believe it’s been so much time already! You should definitely visit SMA with your F one day!

  7. karen June 3, 2016 at 6:19 am - Reply

    I didn’t know may was the hottest month, here it is steamy in August (and possibly July) but it’s the humidity that makes it uncomfortable. I love my AC 🙂 You have so many beautiful projects in the month of May. I hope June gives you just as much 🙂

    • Alina June 3, 2016 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Karen! Humidity makes the heat really unbearable, isn’t?

  8. AsKatKnits June 3, 2016 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Wow, those night photos are just beautiful! I love them! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Alina June 5, 2016 at 8:32 am - Reply

      You are very welcome! I am glad you like them!

  9. Sierra June 3, 2016 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    What beautiful photos! I can’t wait to see how your dress turns out

    • Alina June 5, 2016 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sierra! The dress will definitely take awhile, but I think I finally came up with the stitch combination I love!

  10. Julie June 5, 2016 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    I am such a fan of your last knitted dress, so I’m excited to see it as it develops- of course, big projects like that do take a lot of time! I love the colours you chose with your knits, you have a real style and I love that.

    • Alina June 6, 2016 at 6:05 am - Reply

      Thank you, Julie! This one will take a long time, for sure! I am going to use 2.5 mm hook, so the fabric will grow super slow, but it’s meditative in a way..

      • http://www./ November 14, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

        It is a beautiful bread, Mary, and reminds me of a coffee cake my mother used to make. She called it a Swedish Tea Ring. It had a filling of dates and nuts.

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