i plyed my first yarn .. here is the postwith it drying.
to ply, i took the singles and wound them on two size 10 straight needles, placed them in a big shoe box. i then grabbed both ends, and using my spindle, 'spun' (plyed) them together by twisting the spindle the opposite direction than what i spun them in. so for me, i spun by spinning my spindle clock-wise, and plied the singles by spinning counter-clockwise. after it was all plied, i filled a sink with hot water, let it soak for about 30 minutes.
i removed it and squeezed as much water as i could by twisting it, skein-like, over the sink, then i hung it, weighted with a water bottle, to dry.
then i knit a hat. :mrgreen: