Yeh...I bought some on Ebay too and it was pretty scratchy, dusty, dirty, and I knew I wouldn't want to wear it next to my skin. I used it for the Unbiased bag from Knitty, another simple purse, and a belt. They were gifts, and all well-received. Of course if you really don't like it, maybe you should sell or swap it instead of putting energy into knitting with it. I say life is too short to knit with yarn you don't like.