Ok, well, I swore to myself I would never knit a pair of socks...I hate feet, and, I've had absolutely no interest in knitting socks whatsoever, however, I think I'm going to break my promise to myself and knit a pair of socks...lol...For a very good reason though!
I have a nephew who has a ton of problems such as microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and severe mental retardation, to name a few. He's also really sensitive to touch. As a result of his numerous health problems, his feet get really cold, even with regular socks, and they are always bright purple. So, I was thinking I'd try my hand at my first pair of socks for him.
Now, I don't use animal fibers and I want a yarn that will be super warm but also relatively soft. It's ok if the socks are a little bulky because he can't walk so he rarely ever wears shoes...Only when my sister and husband go out with the kids.
Does anyone have any recommendations for yarns that are not derived from animals and incredibly warm and soft? I've so far only used cotton and acrylic yarns, and, while the acrylics can be warm, I've found a lot of them aren't terribly soft. I like the Caron's Simply Soft, but, I don't know if that would be warm enough for him.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!