I have been crocheting for over 30 years, I still have the very first Barbie Blanket I ever crocheted, it was aqua, acrylic, and I think it will outlast me. I am currently working on several blankets, and some socks, or maybe a shawl-the yarn hasn't told me what it wants to be yet. My kids think I am weird for crocheting in public, but I have had several compliments. And made several gifts while waiting for my son at Tae Kwon Do. Dr's appointments, anywhere!!! I carry a larger purse just so I can carry my yarn. Oh, wait, maybe I am a little bit weird. More power to me!!!!