One of my plans for extra bits of yarn is to knit squares with them and eventually sew the squares together to make charity quilts. I also like the charity hat idea, perhaps even charity chemo caps with ultra soft stuff. I once shaved my head and know how nice a soft cap can be!
We need an organizing thread! These are some great ideas!
I put together a pattern organizer that is working out well for me. I got a vinyl expandable organizer at Wally-World and separated the sections into Afghans and blankets, Babies, Children, Ladies' Sweaters, Mens' Sweaters, etc. I'm going to pull the patterns out and also keep an index organized by guage, I think. I read about that somewhere and it sounds like a great idea!