I just received my second order of yarn and I'm happy happy happy! I got the merino worsted in Natural and Cactus Flower, and the bulky in Dusty and Stone Sky. As far as the colors, I ordered 2 skeins of the Cactus Flower and one skein is significantly brighter and more solidly colored with no variegation than the other skein. No biggie though. The Dusty color, however, is a completely different hue than was pictured on the site- the site shows it as a mauve-rose, and what I got was a warm pink color with hints of pale terracotta. Again, no biggie... in fact, I like this color much much better than the picture!
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!
So now what's left is for me to come up wth some projects for all this yarn! I always prided myself on not "stashing", especially stashing without a specific project planned... but I went nuts with this yarn and just bought a whole bunch without anything in mind! Maybe the herringbone "so called scarf" like Slick's (which looks awesome, btw!) or the MagKnits pattern (thanks for posting it, troodie!)...