i have to admit, i couldn't figure out what the big draw was supposed to be for using novelty yarns. and i'm a yarn snob--no nasty acrylic or polyster for me! and yet when i saw this yarn in the clearance bin at michael's i just couldn't resist. i knit this in a few hours, and i love it! it's so silly, i feel like a little kid playing with my feather boa or something.