The secret to becoming a great knitter! (It's not just practice practice practice. It's learn to read your knitting, and understand the structure of what you are making. Blog teaches these things in a lovely way.)
Commonly known as "Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth" or various other names. No one is certain who created this pattern, and it's been around for many years. These are so easy and fun to make that once I finish one I cast on another one!