As you might guess from the dishcloths above, I ended up getting the Mason*Dixon Knitting book. I have several balls of Sugar 'n Cream yarn in my stash that was purchased from the local craft store when it was on sale. So I though I'd try out the dishcloth pattern first.
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream, Hot Blue and Summer Splash - 1 ball each
Needles: addi TURBO US# 8/5mm
Finished Width: 9.25 inches
Finished Height: 9 inches
The two balls of yarn were enough for both dishcloths and I did have a small amount of each left. The multi color balls have a little less yardage than the solid colors though. The pattern was easy and pretty quick. I was able to knit one cloth in an evening. I didn't even have to refer to the pattern after I had complete one repeat. They feel nice and squishy, so I will definitely be using these.
Mason*Dixon is a great book. There are several projects I'm wanting to do. The rugs are wonderful and I have added a Log Cabin afghan to the To Do list. I'm trying to decide what yarn to use. I'm thinking a natural fiber would be the best feeling to curl up with in the couch, maybe cotton or wool. Whatever I do pick, has to be washable.
I do see more of these dishcloths in my future. It makes for a nice easy project that anyone can use. I want to try the Peaches 'n Cream yarn too. It's nice that it comes in large cones and isn't terrible expensive. I think I'll try the bath mat once I get some of the Peaches 'n Cream ordered.
I didn't get any work on my Rock and Weave socks done this weekend, but I did just bind off the Wind and Waves shawl I was knitting. I'll get it blocked and post photos later this week.