I've been trying to find some really thick & cozy sweats not only for me but for the Ex - I'm living on cement & he on cement tiles. Walmart used to have several brands but now only sells those cheap, thin ones made in China. The fabric is about half the thickness I want & it pills really fast. Everywhere I've looked has cheap fabric! I want fleece to keep us WARM. I found a wholesaler on-line that has 'Fruit of the Loom' sweats in 4 weights!! The waist bands are sewn on THREE times & sizing goes from XP to 5X!! And there's kid's sizes too. Last week I got two pairs of pants in less than 10 days. They're so perfect for the Ex, I can't wait to give them to him. Nice & thick, well finished & just in time to stuff into his Christmas bag. Now to get some for ME.
I also fell for a number of the other sock yarns on sale, most notably Lakeshore, a delicious blend of blues, white & grey. It will knit thicker socks than the fingering but I was thinking of larger needles & an asymmetrical shoulder covering instead . . .