I think I understand what you want to do. I think washcloths would be lovely. They typically don't require much yarn...about one skein of Peaches 'n Cream, which is very reasonably priced.
I've started making these to accompany the Oddball blankets I've been working on. I received one from a knitter and just love it! I have the stash yarn, so I figured why not do the same thing.
You are a sweetie. Crafters are some of the most helpful, generous people.