Here's my lesson learned for the day. Never, and may I stress this again NEVER try and do something stupid like plying silk from a center pull ball. It's sheer stupidity to attempt it. Thank the gods that I married a boy scout type person who loves to untie knots, or it would still be a tangled mess on the coffee table. So, no 6 ply silk yarn for me, I'll stick with making either 3 or 9, cause I like crocheting a chain and twisting that. Is it sad when 9 ply yarn is still only fingering weight??? Spinning silk on a drop spindle is fun, but spinning soy is more fun. Like wook but easier.