So, I know a guy who knows a guy whose daughter has alpacas. For 20 bucks the little Future Farmer of America sold me a garbage bag full of alpaca fiber, and what fun I've been having!
I took the raw fiber that looks like this:
and combed it with my handy new wool combs:
then dyed it a fun purple:
and created my fun little felted wool soaps!
This is soooo much fun. I learned everything online, and there are tons of how-to videos on You Tube.