Shelly Kang's Sock Yarn Blanket to use up all the left over bits of sock yarn that I could not bear to part with, but there was not enough of to make anything substantial. The kid knows that it is for her and that it might be done before she goes to college. It has the some of the feel of making a quilt. You can work for 40 minutes and really all you have accomplished is a 2" square.
But that square, tiny as it is, stays done. The dishes, laundry, sweeping, wiping, brushing, shoveling, digging, raking, folding, cooking, etc don't. There will be more tomorrow and the next day. No wonder I like quilting and knitting.