calming cammomile and a smooooth wheel

I really need to get a better camera. I've been spinning the corriedale that I dyed using gathered leaves and cammomile a while ago. I can't get any closer and the picture really doesn't show off that lovely colour very well.

The colour is wonderful, a pale lemon. It's proving a bit awkward to spin because I think I've felted it a little bit. With a bit of teasing and 'snapping' to separate the fibres it's working, but I'm having to be a bit heavy-handed with it to persuade those fibres to draft properly.

I'm not 100% sure what to do with it, but I have had it in mind to use this fibre to make the hungry bees socks. The colour will be perfect, but I think I'm probably spinning it a little bit thick. (Has anyone knitted with singles?)

I'm lovin' the wheel! It's a second-hand Traditional that I've bought to re-sell. It's a real joy to use - it's spinning so beautifully compared to my old 'trundler', I might keep it!

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