Success: Using up my given stash is going great guns. The cotton is being turned into dishcloths and there's still some more left. These are just rows of UK trebles and I put a loop at the end so the cloth can be hung on the radiator to dry. Simple, quick and easy to do.
Failure: The cat's not too impressed with the prototype cat nest.
It's having a hard job standing up by itself!
Such is life.