I haven't made myself anything in a while but I recently bought some Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn in grey heather. I've seen a lot of patterns for cowls lately so I decided that this is what I'd use the yarn for.
Here is my cowl:
This pattern was so easy and I made it in about 45 minutes. If you'd like to give it a try you can find the FREE pattern at Hopeful Honey. <~~~~ link is clickable even though you can't see it. Have fun!