I've made many afghans for family and friends out of Caron's Simply Soft and they have been very well received and much loved!
You know a yarn's soft when people start petting it! In fact, my DIL grabbed up the one I did for her and my step-son and wore it like a shawl the rest of the evening! I still don't know if Barry has ever really gotten to use it since it's become almost sole property of his wife and daughter!
But the point is, it's incredibly soft and squishy and folks seem to love it!
Hope this helps!