Spinning singles is fun, meditative and hypnotic. Plying, on the other hand, requires intense concentration to keep even tension on the singles, or not, to make a balanced yarn with integrity. Plying requires counting treadles. Singles practically make themselves while I am concentrating on an audio book or listening to music or talking to a friend.
Hence I tend to let the bobbins of singles build up until I run out of bobbins. I am in that state now -- with more than 15 bobbins full of yarn and no spare bobbin left, and an angora bunny spinning workshop on Friday that will necessitate at least 5 empty bobbins. So today I will be counting treadles and plying for a while.
What's on the bobbins? Superwash merino in natural white that will become a sweater, chocolate angora bunny that may eventually become a "kind fur eternity poncho", someone's dog hair that should just get finished so I can send it off (not my favorite project -- short hair and coarse feeling so I'm still working on it after 3 years....enough said.) some silk singles in bright rainbows that is destined to become a novelty cocoon yarn, and some singles linen that I want to weave tea towels from -- weft not warp. ( I'm still intimidated with linen warp so am afraid, very afraid.)
I'll post pictures when the spinning is done and I have the yarn to glow over.