Went on a family expedition to Purl and got the yarn for Lorenz's present. I decided to go with this burgundy color (M--Bing Cherry) rather than the brown (thrush) that the pattern calls for. Decided he needs a little more color in his life, and he took a peek at the yarn and agreed.
It was worth it to make a trip to the city and really look at the yarn. The thing about Manos is that they don't have dye lots so the colors vary. I looked at the yarn closely and tried to pick skeins that had a similar striated pattern. And I must say that I loved going to Purl, even though they're a bit pricey. I wanted to buy so many yarns, but controlled myself and stuck to the Manos plus one skein of pink angora for Elsa's bunny.