Awhile ago I made the free shawl pattern Sail by Elen Brandt and I wear it a lot. It was a super easy (the same 2-row repeat throughout) and relaxing knit. I decided to make another one, but this time with leftover odds and ends.
Some of this was thrift store yarn, and as you can see, I'm not above knitting with tapestry wool that I pick up in thrift stores.
I'm really happy with the results. I haven't even blocked this shawl, and I've been wearing it regularly since I took it off the needles. If you have even basic knitting skills and a few leftovers, it's an extremely wearable shawl and a fun project.