Learning is good.
I've spun my two 4 oz Spirit Trail Fiberworks , hand painted roving; one mostly orange, the other mostly green.
The orange, I spun singles for weaving. It super soft and colors are amazing. I learned if you add too much weight to your yarn while its drying, it looses its springyness, and is best for weaving. My Gunmetal Grey and Patina roving that I navajo plyed has no stretch left in it at all (though I will still knit with it). The orange singles, I let dry with much less weight, and its soft and strong. Lesson learned.
The green roving, I decided I wanted to knit with and try 2 ply.
I rigged a 7"x7" to make a lazy kate. My last try at plying was not successful because the center pull ball i made bounced all over the place and even anchored down, I had some troubles. The Lazy Lazy Kate worked really well, but then Youtube showed the way to Andean ply. Genius method and my lazy lazy kate could already be obsolete. I set the yarn and let it dry un-weighted. WOW, its just like the yarn I covet at the fiber fests: Fluffy, soft, bouncy, dreamy skein and the colors!
2 weeks ago