I've been doing some plying.
The gray skein is Corriedale and the multi-colour is Blue-Face Leicester. I bought both last fall and spun the singles on a drop spindle and on my mother-in-law's Lendrum. I did all of the plying on the Lendrum.
The Corriedale is 2-ply, but the BFL is a mixed bag. I had 3 bobbins plus a single from the drop spindle, so I started by plying the 3 bobbins together, but I had trouble keeping the 3 plies from tangling, so I went down to 2-ply. I ended up with a lot of leftovers from the drop spindle, so I tried Navajo plying the rest, but I may have done something wrong because the end keeps unravelling.
It's just a long way of saying there's a lot of practice going on and the cats will probably be getting large rustic-looking pillows or something for Christmas, because this isn't really sweater quality yarn. I think I am getting better at this though.
There is still the alpaca. I must plan more carefully this time.
The temperature is much more comfortable today, so I may resume packing tonight.