more handspun!

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:58 PM
This yarn was spun up using two FA Merino Sliver roving braids - one yellow, and one green. I spun each up and then plied them together. I like the look, but am not crazy about the colour. 
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I am finding more time to spin now that school is over, yay!
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In other news, I finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It started out pretty slow, and then the middle was pretty good, then it ended equally slow. In some parts, they didn't think of ways to make it interesting, and just copied the original dialog, adding in mentions of zombies every once and awhile. A good read though, especially if you're a fan of the original, and have a sense of humour. 
I am now reading The Time Travelers Wife, as recommended by my sister. It's good so far. I need more book recommendation though, people! otherwise, I fall into the reading fan-fiction trap, as it's too easy. 
Tomorrow is my last day off until, possibly, August. I am going to the Photographica Fair!
I plan to buy many, many old photographs, and hopefully a new flash. 

Quickie

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:22 PM
I was going to take a photo of my recent spinning, but I turned on my camera, and realized the battery was dead, and I am tired, and don't want to bother dealing with it, so spinning photos later - maybe tomorrow! 

Today was day two at the ROM. I am enjoying myself. The work i'm doing is really interesting, as is the collection I'm working on, and the people are very nice. Yesterday i was inventorying the collection and it's current housing, and noting what could be improved in terms of housing it better for long term preservation. I'm waiting to hear back from the conservationist about some of the housing used - to see if it's archival, and then I will re-house what needs to be. 
Today I begun scanning the collection. I did about 1/3 of it. After it's scanned, it will be able to be searched more successfully. I'm going to number each print and it's location so that they can be tracked, and if someone is doing research, it can be found easier. 

This may sound boring to some of you, but this is what I go to school for. To me it's really fascinating, and it's great to be putting what I learned to practice, and also it's fun! 

However, the getting up at 7 am thing is hell. Also the going to bed at midnight thing is equally annoying. How do people get things done on these hours? You know, personal things: knitting, writing, spinning?  it's annoying. 

Oh, and also, after this weekend, I will be working SEVEN days a week, either at the Sheep or the ROM. No more free time for me. ever. I'm already dreading it. It's tough, but when you work an unpaid internship four days a week, you gotta pay the rent somehow.