Don't be discouraged from buying from handpaintedyarn.com!
I have bought tons of yarn from them (I think half my stash is their yarn), and never have I received yarn with such obvious white spots. Of course, all their colors are slightly variegated due to hand-dyeing, but I have been happy with all my orders.
Although, I'll admit that I've never bought yarn from them dyed with two different colors. So maybe that's the problem.
Also, I've found them to be a bit slow when it comes to replying to email- but always nice.
Aahhh, thanks !! That's just what I wanted to hear !!
I'm sure their yarns must be nicer in general than the lot I got or people would just know.. I'll still try and re-email them with the order details, I'd love to know whether it was a rejected/on sale lot or something...
But thanks for your input, that'll confort me for future may-be orders from them..
Yay! I'm glad you're willing to give them another try.
I just took a quick look at their website, and I couldn't find the colorway of your yarn on the merino page. So I'm thinking it's a discontinued colorway...