That’s not to say that I don’t ply. I love a gorgeous plied. My favorites are tightly plied 2 ply yarns or gorgeous round 3 ply yarns. I love them, I truly do. But, you can see my eyes glaze over and the bored teenager look cross over my face when I start to ply. I wait til the last possible minute. I will buy new bobbins just so I can put off plying a little bit longer. I have 2 main wheels that I spin singles on that will eventually be plied and I have 14 and 11 bobbins for those wheels. The wheel I generally ply on has 6 bobbins. That is 3 more than it came with and the reason I have more bobbins for that is because the only thing more boring that plying is winding into a skein!
Seriously I must be a spoiled brat. But I’m willing to be more spoiled. If I was wealthy, I would have a butler that would wind all my yarn for me. I would still ply because although it bores me, I’m picky about how it’s plied. But winding, I would be ecstatic to never have to do that again.
Despite all that, I have managed to make yarn and wind it off into skeins. All by myself. No butler involvement. PLIED yarn even….
Can you see a sweater hanging there? I can.
5 colors of shetland. Natural black and 4 almost solids for a fair isle.
4 ounces of each color in a tight 2 ply. I have 2 more skeins of the black to finish plying.