The good news: JASON IS HOME FROM JAPAN! He's been gone for two weeks livin' it up in the motherland of gaming and I'm so happy that's he home. So yay.
Onto the bad news.... the yarn came in the mail today. I ordered four different shades of blue. None of them match. I put the colors on them so you could see that although they look similar in the images from Cascade, they look different in real life. So I'm back to the drawing board here.
And now I return the yarn I got and buy 4 more colors in the quest for the ultimate Mario Scarf Blue. New Knitters, beware of my mistakes and SAVE YOUR YARN LABELS!