An update to the "missing" skein saga. Look what the postman left me yesterday... two skeins of Natural Dye Studio alpaca / merino! I had thought I would have a chance to purchase these - but Amanda of NDS sent them out to me free of charge. (and it was not her fault at all that the first skein went missing). I am so pleased and impressed with her outstanding customer service. So here's another "plug", Natural Dye Studio. You want this yarn - it's heaven to knit with, and just a little heavier than fingering, makes for a cushy, quick knit. Thank you, Amanda!