I've worked with alpaca for quite a few years now, but the silk, that's new. It came in a long roving:
I had to break it down so that it didn't spin too bulky:
I spun it with the alpaca fiber:
I considered spinning one strand silk and one alpaca and them ply them together. That would have been the easier choice. They spin a little different, and doing one separate from the other would mean just adjusting to one at a time. Spinning them together meant I had to keep adjusting throughout to each of them.
But - I wanted that look. I wanted it to be a fun mix with inconsistent color and size and shape. I wanted it to be fun and funky: