Over lunch today I took a scrap of leftover yarn and made a toy for a cat friend of mine.
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun, Pueblo colorway
Needles: US 8 (5mm) dpns - the pattern can be done flat, but I detest sewing seams in Homespun
Pattern: Alexis Hamann-Nazaroff's Simple Ball
Mods: I did not have quite enough yarn for the pattern as written, so I stopped at 28 sts, knit 4 rows, started the decreases, and had exactly enough. I left both ends out to add to the fun of chasing and catching the ball.