I really enjoy knitting with the Lion Homespun, it's got enough body to provide added texture to a basic piece, but it's still soft, unlike the popular Red Heart product, also by Lion.
I recently made a cowl with "Praire" colorway, which is a mix of dark greens/neutrals sprinkled with unexpected jewel tones. It was super fast to knit up in the round and I wear it quite a bit.
An added update on the Bloomers: I was able to get the casings sewn and thread the elastic through. Failure and/or lack of foresight: didn't exactly *measure* the elastic, and it's turned out a bit snug. As the other reviews on this pattern have mentioned, these are VERY low. I sense some quality time with my seam ripper is coming up.