The newest naked yarn has been joined by a sibling (more Columbia Dorset). Plying is underway.
And I AM getting faster all the time. I often ply from the upstairs balcony, and with a really good sendoff the spindle will go almost all the way to the ground. My plying spindle is very good-natured too. Unlike some I might mention ('the Bos'), this spindle waits quietly once its work is done while I hoist it up to wind on the yarn. It does NOT immediately begin spinning in the opposite direction.
So, I shall ply and wind until the job is done. At least the weather is warm and sunny--perfect for prancing about on the balcony!