I was looking in my bin of FO's last night wondering what to give to who for Christmas when I came across the alpaca scarf that was originally intended for my son-in-law. (see it in my September archives) I don't know what to do with it. That is the itchiest thing that I've ever put next to my skin. And if I wouldn't wear it then I'm certainly not gifting it. I guess it would be a good accessory with a black coat as long as you didn't try to actually use it to keep your neck warm. I have to say that is the most disappointing FO that I made this year. And everything you read about Alpacas on the various websites says, "Softer and not itchy like wool". Softer, yes, but heck, give me wool around my neck any day! I'm just wondering if that is normal for Alpaca or did I get a weird batch?