I stopped by my LYS (Fiberphilia in Orono, Maine) to pick out yarn to start my Great American Aran Afghan. I went in with my heart (and mind) set on Cascade 220 in natural. After the lady (can't remember her name!) showed me a few different options (as well as sample knits of each), I decided NOT to go with the Cascade 220. Instead, I'm the proud of owner of 6 (for now) skeins of Berroco Vintage in a natural color. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it's 50% acrylic, 40% wool, and 10% nylon. It feels nice to touch, and has good stitch definition, as well as being machine washable. The machine washable aspect didn't really affect me that much, as I would probably hand wash the afghan anyway, but it's nice to know that you COULD machine wash it. I had too many things to do when I got home, and have to put in a 9 hour day at work tomorrow, but after that I will definitly be casting on for the first square!