Also, just a note: I got the "handspun bulky" (not the "merino bulky") and isn't as soft as the merino. I should have expected that, but I can't help but be a bit disappointed since my hands have gotten spoiled by the buttery softness of the merino.
Oh yeah, none of them have a vinegar smell. I guess my last order was just a fluke!
Glad you're happy with your yarns, but I know what you mean about the handspun bulky. Because it's not soft like the merino, I can't wear it. BUT...might I suggest felting with it? It knits up so fast and the colors felt beautifully. Here's a clutch I did with purple gold. It created its own cool pattern again: