(or, Drat, I fell asleep as soon as I got home yesterday (around 6:30) and didn't post a C entry.)
I'm 13 weeks into this 52 Weeks of Free Dishcloths adventure, and so far I've finished
16 dishcloths, one potholder, and a scrubby.
I was firmly of that mindset, until someone sent me a Tribble in a swap, and I used it one day to scrub something firmly burnt onto the stove, and it worked so darn well that I finally saw the light and went on a small dishcloth/scrubby spree. They do take up precious knitting time, though, and they don't look at all impressive on your Ravelry notebook, so I gave it up again in favor of hats and mittens and fingerless gloves and a myriad of other more respectable projects, until I got into a miserable knitting slump where even the sight of a knitting needle made me queasy (being pregnant had a bit to do with it). There's nothing like a little instant gratification to get you out of a dark place like that, and dishcloths are about as instant as you can get without straying into crochet. You can easily make one or more every week...
So my dishcloth drawer is filling up. It's at a perfect height for Silas to get into, so he can mop up his own inevitable spills, which he does with great enthusiasm.
|Couldn't find the scrubbing pic, so here he is loading the dishwasher|
When he was sick this week, I went to that drawer to find a cloth to sponge his feverish brow, and found a heart-shaped dishcloth to make him smile. There are reasons to knit dishcloths.
Patterns I love that start with D:
Drop-stitch Cowl - instant gratification of the super-bulky variety (free!)
Duck - absurdly cute baby booties (free!)
Doctor Who scarf (free!)
Danish Hearts - crochet (free!)
Doily-style Dishcloth - my first dishcloth (free!)