Recently, I got a shipment of Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride Superwash Bulky yarns. It reminded me how much I love this company and all of their products. But I'll admit, I love wool. I know there are many out there who don't like it, or find it itchy. I ask you to give it another try. Stop in at your local yarn store (LYS) and feel some of the new wools out there. The itch comes from the size of the fiber. That's about all I know, and about as technical as I'll get. Breeding, careful selection and processing has brought wool along way from the itchy clothes I remember wearing as a child. (I'll admit, I liked it even then, itchy or not.)
Wool absorbs perspiration while resisting water and is odor resistant. And of course, it's warm. But did you know it "breathes" too - making it perfect for climates like ours where it's below freezing in the morning but warm during the day. If you want more information about the Brown Sheep Company and their yarns, check out their web site. www.brownsheep.com It's a great American company. When you're done, stop in and see the yarns for your self.
I also carry Brown Sheep's two childrens' books: "Freddie's Blanket" and "Phoebe's Sweater". At the end of both books are knitting patterns for items described and pictured in the books! Including Freddie and Phoebe.