Well, here it is. Hazel's Grandma's Hat knit in Cascade North Shore.
Acrylic yarn is generally less expensive than natural fibers so you can knit the same project for less money using acrylic yarn. Acrylic yarn is literally indestructible. It is resistant to moths, mildew damage, chemicals, oils and deterioration from sunlight. It is machine washable and dryable. For those who are allergic to many natural fibers, it is nonallergenic. It does not stain. It will not shrink or felt. When you put these together, it reminds me of the Stephanie Pearl-McPhee quote, "The only things that will survive the apocalypse are cockroaches, twinkles, and Red Heart
There are a couple of considerations when using acrylic yarn. You really need to use wood rather than metal needles. I tried using my beautiful stiletto double points on this hat. All I did was pick up stitches that slid off each end of the needles. Really the stickiness of bamboo is perfect for acrylic. Don't, don't, don't use acrylic yarn for dish cloths, wash cloths or towels even though you can just picture the beautiful colors in a dish cloth. Acrylic is not thirsty. All you get done is pushing water around. Acrylic doesn't breathe like natural fibers so if you are a hot body like me, be prepared to sweat.