Oh, happy day! The mail carrier delivered a little slip for a package sent all the way from Germany by registered mail.
Oh, lucky day! I got to the post office just at 5:00, and they still let me in the door because I was only picking up a package.
Oh, joy! I came home bearing this:
Careful application of a pair of scissors opened the outer mailer, revealing this:
Cute, huh? Knitting terms in German and English.
And cutting the tape and opening the paper bag reveals... hoorah! My Wollmeise!
Plus a complimentary knitting pattern, Wollmeise sticker, and little bag of gummi bears.
I wish my camera captured purples better. The yarn looks very blue in the picture, but definitely shades of purple-blue and purple-red in real life. Here 'tis in the fading natural light of the day:
Edison approves, too!
So there is is, my first completed Wollmeise purchase direct from the website! Hoorah!