This is a table runner I'm working on. I still haven't finished the afghan but felt I needed a small project for a short while.
I'm using a dark navy monks cloth and a variegated plus a solid yarn. The solid color is close but not perfect match to one of the colors in the variegated but it doesn't really matter. I really like the subtle colors on the navy cloth, too.
I often switch from working on a large afghan to putting in a few days on a simple table runner.
This happens to be a little larger width of cloth than I usually choose for a table runner but, when I'm finished, I'll simply cut it back a bit.