I discovered Dishcloths patterns and cotton yarns such as Lily's Sugar and Cream and Pisgah's Peaches & Creme.
Dishcloths have been my go-to-project when I "just need to knit" and when I'm in-between projects, or when I just need to take a break from one of my current WIPs.
Currently, I working on a cardigan for my young grandson, it's all stockinette, which is nice, but it can get boring. I'm also working on a shawl and I like it a lot, but sometimes, I just need to take a break and cast on something that I can start and finish in a day or two.
So, I give you these two dishcloths:
The Windmill Dishcloth: http://sew-funky.blogspot.com/2008/05/windmill-dishcloth.html
This was a fun knit and I really like the stockinette blocks in between the wedges.
And, Grandmother's Favorite Neat-Edged Dishcloth by Gina Lynette
Ravelry Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grandmothers-favorite-neat-edged-dishcloth