It's not the softest, but I've seen worst. I find it's a nice "basic" wool, it's not expensive and it knits well. I made a scarf with it (solid color) and the person I gave it too still wears it without any complaints. I also made wristwarmers for myself and have no problem wearing them. :shrug: However, I think "not-so-soft" wool doesn't bother me, so it's hard for me to judge if people will find it too scratchy or not. :teehee: It depends what you want to do with it and how sensitive your skin is!
I almost bought a skein of the "paint" shades, and ended up changing my mind. For some reason I didn't really like the look of it, but I can't put my finger on why. :shrug: I might be too spoiled with the gorgeous hand-dyed multi-color yarn you can buy. :teehee: It's definitely not in the same category.