I'm using the chenille thick and quick to make my girl a sweater. she picked it out. it isn't the worst yarn out there, but it isn't my favorite by a long shot. I find it drys out my skin on my hands, and I don't like frogging it. It's fairly inexpensive so you could buy one and swatch it to see what you think.
I second the suggestion for the Plymouth bulky- They have a high acrylic content too, but it doesn't bother me as much.
did I say one project at a time?