This is the first skein I have made from the fiber of our alpacas. This is from L.J.'s shearing in 2012. It is 100% alpaca 2 ply and weighs 6 3/4 ounces. It was completely hand processed from start to finish.
This includes, removing bits of hay and other impurities, washing, carding it to align the fibers, and spinning it on a spinning wheel. Then it is plied and finished with a warm bath and hung to dry.
These pictures were taken in front of a window for natural light exposure, and yet still the color looks different in each shot. I am calling it 'Foggy Night'.