nothing else i make seems to give me the satisfaction, 'warm fuzzy' or instant gratification of making a simple dishcloth.
my current favourite pattern is the ball band pattern from the mason dixon knitting book. if you don't have the book, you are in luck though, because you can get the pattern for absolute free, thanks to your bestest buddy, 'the internets', check the bottom of my post for the link to the most amazing warshrag pattern you will ever make. really it's lots of fun and very easy to memorize.
for the sake of (sanity) decluttering, my 'living room stash'--or 'mt. kiki' as cee refers to it--has all been put away and i've kept only a 'couple' projects out handy to work on, anything i could stuff & cram into my knitting bag, plus an enigmatic blanket for some yet un-named someone. i have found i can stuff a lot into my knitting bag...insert your filthy jokes here...and this way my stash will get used up more....yeah, that's what i keep telling myself...like this morning, i decided that
may yet soon be turned into calorimetry from knitty winter '06, it was just calling out to be made into something.
if you like the simple things like me and can't live without making the ball band dishcloth, you can find the link to the pattern right here.
if you are curious as to what in the heck calorimetry is--other than the scientific term, that is-- you can find the pattern at knitty.