So far so good - I've spun 3 braids of fiber, 4 oz each.
I spun up two different Southern Cross Fibre braids (Irises shetland and Deep Thoughts oatmeal BFL) and plied them together. I really like the result. I got 500 yards of sportweight squishy 2-ply yarn.
And I've spun up a braid of Hello Yarn 'Red Velvet' shetland:
I'll chain-ply it tomorrow.
Having great fun spinning away!