According to my Ravelry project folder I've been spinning this same eight ounces of superwash merino since June, 2008. Rather a long while and it's not done yet. Not even close. Here's where we are –
There is fiber, yarn in two flavors (singles and two-ply) and everything in between.
After messing up the two skeins of laceweight singles by heating them to the point that the green overdyed the white, I decided to return to a more traditional process. I wound my singles onto the nøstepinde (love that word, even though the winding is not so fun).
Then I plied the yarn using the inside and outside ends. The nice thing about this approach is that it does not waste a single inch of yarn. I like the look of the plied yarn; it's not the best job of plying ever, but the colors blended well.
So . . . plied yarn is waiting on the niddy-noddy for the dreaded finishing step (this time I intend to be super careful), more singles have been wound onto the nøstepinde and are waiting to be plied, and yet more yarn has been spun as singles and is standing in line waiting for the nøstepinde. And -- I try not to think about this part – there are three more ounces that have not even been touched.