Monday, January 21, 2008

"Defeat the Winter Doldrums" Dishcloth Swap Topic of the Week

Another swap, another topic of the week. "Defeat the Winter Doldrums" Dishcloth Swap topic of the week....

Dishrag. Dishcloth. Face cloth. I've seen folks get all fired up in forums when someone refers to their knit or crochet creation as a dishrag, as that's somehow offensive to them! When you're working on yours, what do you call them? Also, is there a difference between a dishrag and a dishcloth? How bout a facecloth? Are they all really the same thing?

It is all one and the same to me. I actually call it a washcloth because I us them with the handmade soaps I make. If you use it for what ever purpose, what difference does it make what you call it? In fact, to be honest, when I first started making them, I made a variety of those fancy patterns and kept them in a container till I had enough squares to make a baby blanket then sewed them all together to make a very adorable baby blanket for a friend. Now I just make "cloths" to give with my soaps.


Sharon Rose said...

I call them scrubbies!

I just found you via Cass's Shut Up, I'm Counting blog.

I'm another Philly-burb-Sharon-knitter. Who knew there were two?

Dorothy said...

So, did you call the blanket a Dishcloth Blanket, or a Dishrag Blanket??? :)

I bet it was gorgeous! and how handy, to have a blanket that washes easily when spit up on!