I was done with the scarf and needed some portable project work. I pulled out some cotton yarn from my stash and found a pattern to make up some dishcloths. This Grandmother's Favorite pattern can be found at http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/knitting.html
My sister Karen helped me decipher the instructions, add a few hours waiting and voila, new dishcloths. David's surgery went very well, what a relief. We look forward to more regular activities in the near future. A relaxing stroll in the neighborhood will be a real treat.