People always ask if I am going to use the wool for my knitting. Firstly, this is not a breed that will produce fine knitting wool and, secondly, I have purchased fleece in the (long ago) past, spun the wool and knit from it, and if I were to do that now I figure it might take me a year to produce just one garment. I like the concept of creating what you need from scratch with one's own 2 hands, but having tried that kind of lifestyle, I realized it is better to make what you are good at, sell it, and use the proceeds to buy the rest.
Meanwhile, there are new alpaca ponchos available in the shop. Just posted this one today: