Monday, June 12, 2006

Orangina's Blocking Photo Shoot...

Lots of blocking photos here...Too many, but I found myself getting carried away with my growing excitement for this top!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Just Because...

...I like this photo.

Orangina will be seamed today, blocked tomorrow, and blogged the next day.

That's right! An FO on Monday, baaayy-beeeee!

Until then, enjoy your weekend.

EDIT: This photo is a baby blanket in progress. The blanket was inspired by The Brown Sheep's Knitting Olympics project, and you can find the pattern and details for her blanket on her website:

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Coming Along...

Orangina is coming along nicely.... An FO will be here any day now.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Amazing Lace Challenge #1: Meet The Team

Meet Kodachrome Knits!

Camera Shots: As you can see pictured here on the right (Camera Shot #2), Kodachrome has been in training for a couple of months now, and is looking to be in fine form. She started with some handpainted yarn for an Ene's Shawl, and then moved on to the Nancy Bush Friday Harbor Socks. Things were going swimmingly with this lace stuff, so heroically (or crazily?) she quickly moved onto Glampyre's famous lace top, Orangina. When seeing the announcement for the Amazing Lace, Kodachrome quite candidily said, "No sweat..., I dig this lace gig."

So feeling fine and confident with so much training, Kodachrome announced that her project would be the Eunny Lang's Print O' The Wave Stole with Rowan Kidsilk Haze. By the time the starting gun would be fired, announcing the beginning of the race, she was sure to have that Ene Shawl completed, both Friday Harbor Socks gracing her feet, all while strutting around in her newly completed Orangina. Indeed, with all this training, Kodachrome felt that nothing would get in her way--nothing at all.

But wait a minute: why is Kodachrome wearing only one sock? And Ene's shawl--there's barely any of it there! And Orangina-what's up with the top? The needles are dangling off of the ribbing and clearly the seams have yet to be sewn. Obviously, in the training months, there's been some problems and obstacles. Maybe Kodachrome isn't as ready for the Print O' The Wave Stole as she thought. Oh no! What's that? She hasn't even ordered the yarn?? What's going on??

To read more of this harrowing start to the Amazing Lace, please see my former blog, "".


Oh, Kodachrome--there seemed to be so much promise there....

Saturday, June 03, 2006

From Green to Blue...

...and soon to being no longer 32...

As we enter a new month of Project Spectrum, I'll give you a wee peek into something becoming blue. Can anyone guess what I'm in the process of making?

And in the meantime, I'm going to ponder what tomorrow's post will be: a gathering of reflections on what 32 was to me, and what I hope 33 to be...Until then, I wish that everyone enjoys the Blues of June...

(...and if you so desire, please check out May's "Greens of Summer," posted on my "main" blog at the moment: Again, not to sound like a broken record or anything, but I have two blogs right now because I'm in the process of switching from blogspirit to blogspot.)

A Short Introduction to Kodachrome

Until time can be found to make the switch over from, I thought that I would briefly introduce myself in the interim.

So, a few things about Kodachrome:

I am thirty-two. I share my life with a handsome Hemingway-type man and a dandy Bosie-type golden retriever. I recently had to lay to rest our beautiful, intrepid cat--"PussPuss" (b. June 2004; d. April 2006).

I am a PhD Candidate and a lecturer of English literature. I am a Canadian Prairie girl a la Joni Mitchell stranded (momentarily?!) on the Plains of the American Southwest. And so I run now. And I also blog now.

I'm using this blog, along with my Nikon camera, to document my attempts at living a creative, responsible, healthy, handmade life in defiance of corporations and multinationals that push us into thoughtless mass consumerism and destructive consumption. Therefore, I knit, I craft, I thrift, I run, I bike, I garden, I read, I walk, I write, I bird, I sew, I recycle, I reuse, I give, I receive, I create and sustain... .

In short, I believe in a well-crafted, creative, thoughtful, responsible, and sustainable life. I don't believe in lifestyles.