Giant knit rug with soft cotton rope (can be hand dyed from white/ivory) knit on the most giant needles you've ever seen (the kind with glitter in the plastic tips), by Mary Marie Knits on Etsy, but she no longer makes it. What a fun challenge.
homespun living: waffle knit dishcloth pattern - this is my all time favorite dishcloth pattern. I've made it in tons of colors, solids, stripes, cotton, linen. It always does the job and it is always fun to knit.