I ended up giving it to my friend's mom who lives back East. She loved it, and unbeknownst to me, entered it in their county faire.
(Pict taken from behind glass, so it doesn't look quite the same).
FIRST PLACE! I'm floored, flabbergasted, and really touched that she thought it was good enough to enter into the county faire contest. I'm even more surprised that it won. It was the very first scarf that I had woven.
Now, I have to figure out how best to thank her. Maybe another knitted or woven item is in order.....