There are lots of yarns out there that look soft, but aren't. There are also yarns that are very soft but are unaffordable. I happened to find the best of both worlds. This yarn here is a Jo-Ann's store brand. It wasn't dirt cheap but certainly affordable. It was heaven to work with and with it's bulky size it was quick knitting.
Don't worry, we had plenty of walks outside this weekend but I had something nice to do in the evenings!