I read Hakucho's blog today and loved her pile of washcloths which she self-describes as very boring. OK - hand knit washcloths might not be cover girl material for Vogue Knitting, but I find that they definitely have their place in the knitting world. In fact, I find dishrags (as I call them) very comforting. My Grandma Grace used to make them and I remember having them in my house as a child. Of course, when I moved out on my own, I developed the "wash dishes with a sponge - not a dishrag" habit so rarely use them these days. But I still like knitting them. I especially like knitting them when my knitting mojo ups and leaves me, which it often does in the summer.
I knit nearly a dozen dishrags this summer with leftover cotton yarn. I tried some new patterns, stuck with my old favorites and had fun. I know. They're just dishrags. But they can be fun. I also enjoyed using up odds and ends of yarn. I actually cleared up some space on my shelves.
Now I just need to remember where I put my knitting accessory pouch with all my crochet hooks and darning needles so I can weave in the loose ends and call these Finished Objects.