I've also been using materials that are so multipurpose. The yarn I used is heat resistant and slightly abrasive. So, these can be used as trivets, pot holders, or for scrubbing. These are just abrasive enough to get stuck on food off of dishes, but not abrasive enough to scratch stainless steel (something we've learned the hard way in the new kitchen on a few different cleaning mediums).
But stay tuned, I have some weddings coming up! I can't wait to post the other things I have planned.