It's a soft, fleecy, chunky yarn that, frankly, is a pain in the neck to knit. It's tough pulling through the stitches and you really can't get up to any speed knitting with it. I don't know if they even manufacture it anymore. Still, it makes this wonderful light fabric, so that's what I used.
See how soft and squishy it is? Perfect for a light baby blanket. Now, jump ahead five years and this is what it looks like today.
A stringy, tattered, holey, but well loved, mess! As you can see, Mickey loves it and won't part with it, even with the offer of a brand new one! He just tells me it's his and he's fine with it, so I am too. After all, isn't this the reason we all knit in the first place?