What a sweet topic! I read this the other day but never responded, then thought about it a lot and came back! It's funny to me coz that's exactly what I thought before I knit my first washcloth I call them.
I've only done one but I tried a really really neat new stitch I had never done and it was so much fun to watch it evolve. And, it's so pretty I haven't dared to use it, it's just hanging there in the bathroom looking pretty.
Btw, I love that crocheted dishcloth, the edge, that is very very pretty.
I looked for the new pattern I used and can't find it! Lost in Internet world. Some woman made this pattern up and named it after a race car driver???? I'll look some more. But IT IS FUN to do a washcloth! It's done so quickly! If only I can bring myself to use the next one!
P.S. Knitting in church! Wow, I've thought about trying that several times but it's a tiny little church and I think everyone would be watching (and scowling)! God must love a knitter though....