Not that the results have been pleasing.
In a package of fibre that I bought from World of Wool was this bump:
|Picture taken from the World of Wool website|
I did go back onto the website and had a look and then it clicked with me. The white isn't actually silk. It's bleached flax. Oops. That's why I'd put it in my shopping basket -- I've never spun flax before. I continued spinning, pulling out and discarding the particularly rough bits of flax that I found too difficult to spin.
Once I'd finished spinning the fibre onto one bobbin, I navajo/chain plyed it into this skein of 3-ply yarn:
The blue's got a bit lost amongst the black, grey and white, but I suppose if I'm being kind to myself it's come out quite nicely heathered. It's just not very soft (although I've read that flax/linen should soften with further washing - although with my luck, I'll probably felt the merino at the same time).
I have no idea what this is going to be. I don't think I've got enough for a pair of socks, unless they're short ones. Maybe some gloves or a hat? Possibly a scarf (although it might be a bit scratchy).
Oh well, you live and learn, don't you. I've learned that I don't like spinning flax!