I am envious of your yarny skills bananaleg. I did the tiniest bit of crocheting this weekend and it made my hands achy. Getting older bites . My gran did it right to the end of her life though so maybe it's just lack of use of the muscles needed to hold hooks and strands. I'll keep trying it.
There was so much fluff left over from making pom poms, sock monkeys and attempted crochet. I took the toes of the socks and the trim and made balls. They shed fibers right through the shell so I used a pair of my daughter's old socks to make covers (she didn't want to throw them out despite the holes, wonder where she gets that from?). We're practicing 2-ball juggling with them.
It didn't really use up any stash but it did prevent me from adding to stash and that's just as good!
ETA I finished a sock monkey outfit! And it's yellow . I don't know how to read a pattern so I made up the hat, flower, and frock. It's from older and more recent additions to stash.