I was VERY surprised by the Red Heart Soft Yarn that I purchased the other day at Michaels Arts and Crafts Store.
It's an acrylic yarn, which are typically a little itchy and scratchy, if you ask me. This yarn however, was super soft and medium weight, which makes it great for scarves or afghans. It also has a really nice sheen to it...which adds to the look of the final project and makes it look "richer", not cheap.
I chose the color Guacamole, which is a great green color and am in the process of crocheting an afghan throw for someone special. I was thrilled when I realized how easy it is to work with. There is virtually no splitting, and the sheen helps it slide easily on the crochet hook, which I love.
Definitely check this out the next time you are in the yarn section...I highly recommend!