I recently participated in ISE5, an international scarf exchange. My "international" pal was in MD (I'm also in the midatlantic region), so it wasn't so international for me, but I may be lucky enough to meet my pal at some point. I'm not sure yet who my pal is; she (he?) has carpal tunnel and was unable to finish in time but is going to send my scarf to me later. I can't wait!
Now I'm looking forward to participating in the Hot Cocoa Swap. The signup is Dec 16, so mark your calendar!