I just finished making some very soft yarn that is 50% merino for elasticity and memory, 25% angora for softness and halo, and 25% alpaca. I purchased the alpaca and the angora just last week at the Flagstaff Wool festival and couldn't wait to put it to good use.
Here are some photos of the batts just after I took them off the drum carder:
and here it is still on the bobbin after I spun it and plied it:
and here it is all ready to go into my shop:
And here it is in the shop:
The yarn is so very soft, both in terms of how it feels and in terms of the colors. It will make an elegant, understated cowl or hat or scarf or....
I just have a little bit of the lavender alpaca left. I have to figure out how to stretch it as far as possible!