Thank you all SO much for your extremely kind words. To answer, hopefully, as many of the questions as possible thus far in one shot...
The yarn is Mosaic Twist by Yarn Bee (from Hobby Lobby) in Colorway 113 Terra Rosa. Normally $6 something/skein, I found it on sale once for 99cents (saw that it is back on sale again for that price, or at least it was Monday) so I bought a couple with this scarf in mind.
As for making soap... I cheat, ESPECIALLY considering I'm in a time crunch. LOL... I just purchased glycerin soap chunks, some oil to scent it the soap, and am using molds I have from another project. Just toss the soap chunks in the microwave, nuke it till melted, add scents and any other goodies you want, pour into molds and a couple hours later pop-em out and wa-laa. Soap.
We have a small price limit for our gift exchanges. The soap/washcloth I felt would make a great little gift that still fell within that range. I mean how many small flashlight keychains or knickknacks you'll NEVER put out can one person really need? LOL.
Thank you all again for your very sweet comments. This was the first time I have posted any FO or WIP (sad that I'm JUST now getting some things finished, huh?). Have a great day.