It turns out you can find just about anything on eBay, including ancient, errr, classic Sesame Street crochet kits. Any softness the yarn in this kit had when it was made seems to have disappeared in the last few decades. Either that or it was pretty plasticky to begin with. Either way, it’s an authentic kit, so I made a go of it for a present for my wife. So far it’s been a lot of fun!