I’ll admit that when I first began knitting dishcloths, I didn’t see the point of it other than for practicing various pattern stitches, as a new knitter. After I made them and used them, my thoughts changed on the issue, though. The cheap dishcloths I’ve used in the past from the local mega discount store get so thin and ratty in such a short time, whereas my homemade ones seem to last and last and last!
I have also crocheted dishcloths, and I actually prefer my crocheted ones to my knitted ones. They seem thicker.
I completed my first adult sock this week. I made some pretty obvious mistakes in it. It doesn’t look horrible at all, but I don’t want to give a gift that looks less than perfect, so I’ll be keeping them when I get the mate made. I can hardly wait to wear them. I knitted them from sport weight Wool-Ease, and they are so thick and spongy and cushy feeling, nothing like any of my storebought socks. I can only imagine how much better a pair will feel out of higher quality yarn. It’s a way we pamper ourselves, and have fun, I guess.