Above with the Trindle is the might-be-alpaca ... Isn't that a lovely halo? This fiber floats onto everything, including the black cat that likes to sit on my lap when I spindle (yes, I sit and spindle, I'm lazy ;-)
The Trindle is a great spindle. I like all my spindles, but for alpaca, the Trindle is my go-to spindle. It doesn't spin as long as my other spindles, but I don't think I've dropped it but once or twice (by dropped, I mean the weight of the spindle pulling the fiber apart while spinning, not just my natural clumsiness).
To the left, Wonder Why alpaca coming in at about 9 WPI. And what am I making with my alpaca ...
This is my first skein of the might-be-alpaca ... Still damp from its bath. I spun it on the Trindle, but cheated and plied it on the wheel. It's SO much faster! Plying on spindle takes forever (I know, spinning on a spindle takes longer, too, yet I do it ...)
I thought it would be fun to take some 'action' shots of the spinning wheel: