The scarf I made is out Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed, 100% organically grown cotton. The color is coral. I must say that my skills in blocking are seriously lacking. The yarn was nice to work with and did well with this pattern. My partner is a big Tweety Bird fan so I included a Tweety Bird hot pad and towel.
In this pattern the stitch count changes every other row. I found that counting the stitches after every lace row was a great way to keep on track. Plus, when the directions are in chart form only, don't go by the directions that someone else has written out from that chart. There were several mistakes and after several false starts I finally went through the chart and wrote that pattern out for myself. That was all it took!
Swap wise, this swap was very quiet. No one chatted on the forums and the partners didn't communicate much. I'm used the the A Swap in Time group which requires check-ins halfway through. Plus, there are several forums in the group to chat about upcoming swaps or what we'd like to see in the next swap. That group is extremely well run. I highly recommend it!