For any project for just about any adult, I wouldn't use acrylic. But right now, albeit very slowly, I'm making a 'baby doll' purse for my DGD. Using Vanna's Choice which is working out quite well, although it's one of the splittiest yarns I've ever worked with. The stitch definition is really good, and the best part is that my DIL will be able to toss this bag into the washer and dryer without worry that it will shrink or anything.
But would I make a sweater out of it? No way.
I only got a few rows done tonight, don't know if this will be ready by her bd on July 4th.