I have two alpaca fleeces, one is black - or near black, and the other is cream. Last week I experimented spinning the cream fleece as fine as I possibly could. As the fleece is not overly mucky I have been spinning it without pre-washing. (or in the grease, my only irritation with these fleeces is that the these alpacas have had a lovely time rolling in the grass and moss!) I first handcarded it into rolags and have spun it using a woolen technique, finally I plied the singles together to create a stronger yarn. The result is a very soft and light yarn which I am very happy with.
However, I am sure I could get this finer and I am also curious to know how the singles would stand up on their own. I am wondering if my next step should be to create a mix with the black or continue with the cream.... decisions decisions!