I used Knit Picks organic cotton worsted which was amazingly soft, not anything like the kitchen twine I've struggled with when making dishcloths. The pattern was free over on byHaafner, and there's a handy little chart you can print off if you like that sort of thing. I found it helpful, although it was easy enough to memorize once you made a few squares. All the details are on my Ravelry page.
There hasn't been much sewing going on around here. I broke down and bought a quilting hoop and a nimble thimble and am trying my best to hand quilt, but it's slow. The leather nimble thimbles are a great idea, but I seem to be in between sizes. The medium was too big and kept slipping off. When it finally flew across the couch and hit the dog, I decided to order a small. Now that one is too tight. This is a bit like Goldilocks testing out the beds.
I bought some goodies in Portland at Knit Purl and have started knitting the Farmhouse shawl, and it's so fun! Probably another reason why the quilting has taken a back seat.