I like the Babel game, in which you take some English text, plug it into Babel Fish and translate it into German, plug in the German text and translate it into French, and then plug the French in and translate it back into English.
This is the results of a recent Babel:
Instructions: Form on 4 fixings series 1: knit 4 series with 2: If you knit more rueber 2, yarn, you knit on the series repeat a series with 2, until you have 44 fixings on the needle. Series of 3: If you knit 1, you knit together, yarn more rueber 2, you knit together to 2, you knit at the oddment repeat a series with 3, until you have 4 fixings on the needle.
Isn't that hilarious? Do you recognize it?
Instructions: Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.
Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches on the needle.
Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches on the needle.
Poor Grandmother would have conniptions trying to knit her Favourite using that Babelled pattern :-)
Dishcloths, eh? Yeah, I whipped out a few dishcloths as a housewarming present for a friend.
Not the Babel version, obviously.
I like garterlac -- nubbly in all directions, so it's good for scrubbing, stretchy but not overly so. It has just enough counting to satisy my semi-OCD type personality.
Unlike the bubbly stockinette-based entrelac, because garter stitch is square, garterlac lays nice and flat.
One of those minimal effort, maximum results type of projects, easy enough to do in front of the tv.
I think I'll go do a couple more.
Edited to add that the pattern is here: http://criminyjickets.blogspot.com/2006/07/garterlac-dishcloth.html