Not exactly glamorous but here is the latest from my foray into knitting...dish cloths! I actually started the blue one to use up the last of some yarn that I had, but I've decided that it's a good way to practice knitting stitches.
...it's called the 'waffle knit dish rag' and I found it on the wonderful blog Homespun Living.
I also love the pattern in this pink one from How stuff works, tho it's hard to tell in the photo, it has ridges running thru-out the piece. It would make a beautiful sweater. It turns out that practice was pretty much the only thing I got out of the first 2 projects. I didn't read (aka ignored) the part in the instructions about making these out of cotton yarn (the pink is 100% organic cotton) and used synthetic. Fine for scarves, but lousy for something that is supposed to wipe up spills....it tends to just spread stuff around. Turns out synthetics have very poor absorption capability...I will remember that.