I really like knitting with Impeccable yarn from Michaels. It is nice and soft... not great for socks but great for sweaters and afghans I would say... (not having ever knit an afghan in my life... ) The colours are great and the price is right...
Learning about gauge is really important... but, since you are knitting an afghan, I think you should just sit back and enjoy your knitting! cloud9
The afghan will give you lots of knitting experience and I'm thinking you can make it as long as you like... no limit... it could always become a scarf... , right? :happydance: