You know, I really wanted to hate Homespun; I technically learned how to crochet 20 years ago, but really only picked it up last year, and I've only been knitting since around Christmas... (and I can't stop!) and while I tend to have a problem seeing my stitches and therefore where to put my needles, it's got an interesting texture and in my opinion is so much cooler/nicer/lays better than chenille or bouclé. Don't even get me started on Light & Lofty... I made a great bulky beret out of some I'd gotten for free (that hat everyone's wearing this season in Philly), but it's just so CHEAP.
I get why so many people hate Homespun, but I kinda dig it.