Recently a friend asked for some washcloths. I eagerly went to the basket of cotton yarn I keep for just such occasions and cast on.
First, I did a leaf one. I hadn't knit that pattern before, and it was good fun.*
Then I did The Washcloth, the first pattern I've ever knit.
*I wanted to write "good, clean fun" since it was a washcloth, but I refrained... until I got to the footnotes. It was the best I could do.