So I busied myself with some other stuff. I took my spiffy new flick carder outside and dumped out the lovely Columbia fibre and I flick carded a bunch.
You can still see the very fine crimp in this. I love that about this very minimally processed fibre.
Its like a box full of tiny little clouds. So very soft and not at all damp or cold like a cloud would be, but warm and soft and baby delicate. I hope it spins up to be something just as fine. I can't wait to see it. It is going to require a little bit of a different technique, maybe a spin from the fold, but I think I would rather try it my usual short forward draw first.
Before I can get there, I have to deal with a little something on my wheel. It is taking up all my bobbins right now. I have to ply the fibre I was spinning all last summer.
I have two bobbins of singles left and I might as well get them empty too, while I have the gumption to do so. Having something that I want to do badly, like work with the Columbia, will help me get something I wasn't all that much in love with out of the way.