It started with this set of fibers: Alpaca and alpaca/targhee blend from Abundant Earth, a creamy alpaca from Bliss Ranch (all of which were gifts), and the beautiful blue blend from my LYS. They all wanted to be spindle spun, and eventually used together in something striped, maybe a cardigan.
Little by little, in no particular rush, I spin on each of these spindles, then fill a second one, wind a plying ball, and ply on a high-whorl spindle. The alpaca is dreamy on my Ladakhi phangs.
And on the phang-style spindle carved by Janet, below.
And I love spinning the alpaca/targhee blend supported, as well. The prep drafts so easily, and the resulting yarns are very lofty and gently irregular.
Mmmm, that blue in with the naturals. It's not indigo, but it's doing a good job of approximating. That blue wool is all spun up, but I'm now spinning an amazing pygora merino blend from Rainbow Farms Pygora, which is the next amazing blue in this mix.