A co-worker gave me some yarn a few months ago. She's a loom knitter, but she hasn't had time for it lately, and was trying to clear some space at home.
Being given yarn can be a good challenge, especially if the giver works outside your usual zone. I received two skeins of chunky chenille, and four skeins (in two different colours) of chunky bouclé.
The bouclé was enough to make its own project from, but the chenille was difficult. Unlike the bouclé, the yardage wasn't that great, and all the patterns for it seemed to be blankets. Several people recommended making hats out of it, but in general kids don't like wearing bulky hats, and the colour strongly indicated making something for kids.
Then I remembered this washcloth pattern. It's unusual in that it specifically calls for chenille. Even though the yarn was a lot thicker than what's called for, I used the recommended needle size and wound up with a dense, soft fabric. The finished cloths are about 25% bigger than the pattern predicts, but the central non-petaled part is about the right size for a washcloth, so meh.
Chenille can be weird to work with, and of course famously "worms" at looser gauges. These cloths should hold up nicely.
I got some fruit-scented soaps to wrap the cloths around, and have designated them stocking stuffers for the nieces at Yule. Stash-busting and gifts sorted out! Works for me.