Friday, January 18, 2008

Doldrums Dishcloth Swap TOTW #1

Weekly Topic: 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?

Don't think I'd get all worked up about it but I can see how someone could get offended by their creation being called a "rag". That to me seems to bring to mind some worn out old cloth that I might use to clean up one of the cat's hairballs.... he he, JJ!!! Ok, that was just disgusting! I know that some people just use the term "dishrag", no biggie.

I think I refer to mine as washcloths or dishcloths. A washcloth can be used for the bath or the kitchen, whichever you want it for. I like to use my washcloths in the shower or bath. I don't use facecloths but I would imagine that would be knitted or crocheted out of a really soft yarn. For your dishcloth you wouldn't have to use extra soft yarn, just plain ol cotton....

Did I answer the question??? Or did I just get to rambling on about nothing here..... hmmm... I can do that sometimes!! :)


Olga said...

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Dishcloth Stalker said...

Well hello! We're going to Defeat the Winter Doldrums together! I'll be your upstream stalker, and I hope you're having a wonderful day! I'll be in touch!