I participated in ISE5, and my secret pal had a series of problems which prevented her from finishing my scarf. The coordinator assigned an angel to me, and she must be a speed knitter, because she put together a gorgeous scarf! She also included a lovely book, several skeins of super plushy yarn, a tin of tea, and a lovely tin of candies (with NO artificial coloring, so my daughter and I could enjoy...and we have been!)
I wore the scarf today (it was chilly) and it is warm and very soft. Not at all itchy.