TIP ONE: I've tried writing this tip about three times, and I'm not quite sure how to word it. You're making a single right. And using a short draw, so you have a hand in front stopping twist zooming up into the drafting zone. As you let the twist into the drafting zone, you unroll the single just a fraction. The action reminds me a little of my Dad rolling a cigarette, but that's certainly not the sort of activity you want to perfect in order to improve your spinning. This little twisting action is hard to describe, but it really evens out the yarn. I don't know why, it's like spinning magic. Jessica from Expertly Dyed does something similar in her lace spinning video, so I'd suggest you take a look there to see what I mean.
TIP TWO: When I've made a three ply, I hold the singles the way Judith MacKenzie suggests in The Intentional Spinner. The problem is that the singles get all twisted together behind the hand nearest the Kate. This is a two for one tip. First, keep the bobbins further apart. They don't need to be miles apart. I had a bobbin at each end of the Kate, and the third in a bowl beside the Kate. The bowl worked well, as the bobbin weighted itself and kept tension on the single. Then, keep the line between the bobbins and the oriface as straight as possible. My bobbins were behind and to the left of my chair. The singles still twisted about, however they were easier to manage.
I still micro managed the plying process as I described yesterday. The yarn is a huge improvement on my last three ply effort. I'm really chuffed, although all this plying has shown up the weaknesses in the joins in my singles, and when I join singles in the plyed yarn. If you've found any useful videos on this, let me know.