Every morning, weather permitting, I spend some time outdoors wrangling cats. It can be interesting if the cat and I can poke around. If the cat decides to sit in one spot for 20 minutes and wait for a mouse, well.. it can be pretty boring. That's when bringing a spindle is a really good idea. I can get a lot done in those bits of time each morning.
Last summer, I spun 4.5 oz. of hand dyed silk. After spinning two shafts, I'd wind them onto a plying ball.
The yarn is a little under plyed. Over twisted and under plyed. When I decide what it will become, I may add twist. It'll wait.