Oh, it is a repeating pattern of * dit, dah, * but in a variegated yarn. Did you tell him it was meant to represent Morse code. He may have missed that completely. Or he saw the dots and dashes and that it had no meaning or message because it just repeated the dot and dash making no letters or words. That last sound rather brutish, but we males don't mean anything by it.
Or maybe he thought you made "scrubbing bumps" and he though his regular method of washing got him clean enough? That would be just like a man to think such a gift meant he needed to shower more. :doh: or that you'd like him to do up the dishes (or do so more often).
I was pondering the difficulty of actually coding a real message in Morse and then knitting that into a pattern. My son is a Boy Scout and because it is the 100th year of Scouting in the USA he learned Morse code as well as some other signaling methods.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code shows a table for translating letters and punctuation into Morse code.
It would be real tough to knit in a real message coded in Mores. :oo:
But, I bet if you made another wash cloth with the Morse code spelling out "Stinky brute" or "His" or "Three Letter word for Clueless : man" or just about any number of simple, humorous or funny insults would make it an item to share with his ham friends.
Well, don't make it say anything that you wouldn't already tell him. No sense causing a big rift over a wash cloth; is there?
I guess I'm just saying he may be :shrug: <clueless> about any emotional meaning you invested into the Morse Code wash cloth.
I'm sure he wasn't trying to hurt your feeling. I've had 20 years of training and I still make such goofs. To emphasis the level of that training, you should know that my dear wife's profession is special education teacher. She has a lot of patience for "students"who have difficulty learning. Yet I sometimes still mange to try her patience.[/COLOR]