Hi, angie! I am also a left-handed crocheter who "can" knit (I find it no fun at all!) I don't know much about spinning yet, and even less about qiviut, but I'm kind of in a similar situation with alpaca, and Denise gave me some wonderful advice about blending fibers.
If you have plenty of free fiber that isn't so easily spinnable, you might consider blending it with a little bit of wool. I'm blending alpaca and Romney on my handcarders, and spinning from rolags. It's making a world of difference. So easy to spin, because the wool is twisting up nicely and is taking all the fluffy alpaca with it. It won't take much wool to make that difference, probably, which will keep the cost down. Anyway, that's my two cents, for what it's worth. Good luck!
Thanks! That does help and I think you're probably right, muskox down has no sense of direction and is relatively short so blending it would make sense. We only have Dall sheep up here, so I guess I've got a bit of research to do.
I envy you your qiviut! It is such wonderful stuff! I've only seen and fondled it in yarn form and wouldn't know where to start spinning it. I hope you find help on this forum.