Since I've started spinning (April 2013) I've been on a learning curve to spinning the Best Sock Yarn Evah.
Here are some of my observations as I travel this curve...
#1 : my first encounter with spinning
#2 : my first try at sock yarn (this was eventually knit into a lace scarf...I thought it too hard for socks).
#3 : tuning up the machine for spinning fine
#4 : swatching for sock-spinning - a very useful activity to make yourself better!
#5 : limits - in which I suspect I might want to explore additional equipment...
#6 : how fine is fine? - some numbers on how fine spinning was in the olden times...and how I compare (or rather, don't)
#7 : using spinning oil - in which I try Alden Amos' recipe and find it helps for fine spinning!
#8 : keeping proper tension while plying - without a tensioned Lazy Kate, I make do with a kitchen chair...
#9 :converting a single-drive machine to double-drive - I bought a "high speed" double drive kit and show how to put it on (involves drilling new holes into your mother-of-all!).