I've been spinning my hand-dyed pink and orange (porange, I'm thinking of it) silk/merino fiber into sock yarn. Up until now it was going swimmngly; half is done and one sock started on, I've got a few grams of fiber left to spin into a single, then chain-ply the second sock's worth of yarn.
So I sat down tonight, intending to finish that up, and about half an hour into the spinning, the single quit winding onto the bobbin.
Well, I'm not the husbeast, but I don't totally suck at mechanics, so I started prodding at one thing and then another, trying to figure out what's going on. Everything seemed fine, but the damn bobbin wouldn't turn independently of the whorl. It took way too long to figure out, but eventually it dawned on me: THE DAMN BOBBIN BROKE. That's right, WHILE it was on my wheel! The end nearest the whorl separated from the shaft of the bobbin, and the singles on it pushed the end outward to press against the whorl. So thanks to friction, the whorl and the bobbin are all one piece. I'm pretty sure I can glue the damn thing back together, but first I have to figure out what in hell to do with the single on there. Ply it as is and forget that last couple bits of wool? Wind the whole four hundred yards (ish) onto another damn bobbin and take it from there? I think those are my only two options. If they are, I'll ply as is.
Seriously, who has this happen to them? Nobody but us weirdos, that's who.