So, this is Lady Godiva in 'Ocean.'
I also got the Welcome Package from Eat.Sleep.Knit.
Inside was a pattern for a mini-sweater (it'll make a good key-chain or Christmas ornament), as well as two mini-skiens.
The first is Malabrigo Arroyo:
and the second is Shibui Knits Linen:
Both are yarns I wouldn't have necessarily gotten on my own. I do like the malabrigo in particular, but I'm not quite sure what to do with them. I'm suspecting they might end up in the Sock Yarn Blanket I'm working on. (It's not just sock yarn, but the point still stands).
I also won 5 dollars of store credit on their Yarn Lotto! I'm having really good luck with that!
Only point of annoyance is with Canada Post. Though the yarn doesn't have duty, thanks to NAFTA, I do have to pay the taxes on it. That I don't mind. I don't necessarily like taxes, but I recognize their use and necessity.
Canada post charges a handling fee of 10 dollars, to process about 10 dollars in taxes. That is not so awesome. There's no way to not pay this handling fee that's the same cost as the taxes. That's the part that annoys me.
However, my annoyance didn't last long when I turned to take the box out to the recycling and was faced with this: