There are all kinds of reasons to knit.
Today I'm starting some necessary knitting. My dishcloths are in shreds, and once you use a knitted cotton dishcloth, there is no going back to some other cheap substitute!
Let me just insert here that as pretty as lace-patterned dishcloths may look, they just can't stand up to the wear and tear of every day use in a family of 7. Leave the beauty in your drawer and just pop it out when company comes so they will think you always indulge in such luxury of freshly-knitted, lace-patterned, bright red dishcloths.
I'm looking forward to starting this dishcloth by Mason-Dixon. Love the bright colors and the nice, tight stitching. No more sissy lace-knit dishcloths for this family.