I've come across people talking about hand made dishcloths, which may sound crazy, but...
We currently use disposable sponge/scourers, which bothers me. A few years ago I bought some washable cloths, but then found myself using one for the dishes and another to clean the floor or whatever, and soon failed to keep track of which was which. Those cloths are now all designated for 'dirty' work, i.e. not the dishes. So there is a need for a new set of washable dishcloths. If I make my own, they'll certainly look different from the other ones, so no danger of getting them mixed up. That could be enough excuse for me to make my own...
Then whilst looking for a very long zip (tip: Measure in imperial if you want a zip. 30" are easy to find, 32" impossible. I wanted 78cm), I saw a ball of dishcloth cotton for sale.
Ideal for dishcloths- it's a sign!
This was after I used some - it was a full ball when I bought it.
Well, that devious part of my brain had found me an excuse to pick up the hook again, and I had the cotton. I browsed patterns at Ravelry and chose this
Easy dishcloth. I've no idea how closely I followed it - I suspect the cotton I had was heavier, the hook may or may not have been thicker, and I don't know whether the plain stitch I used was the same as
Scin the pattern or not, but who cares? It's only a dishcloth!