I did knit a sample for the shop using Malabrigo. I knit 5 inches of several different patterns. That is where my knitting time went. Once the sample is done and goes to the shop we get "paid" with a skein of the yarn. This is part of the sample.
And this is yarn that is now part of my stash.
My next sample swatch will be knit with Ella Rae Cozy Soft.