I have some excellent reasons…

Fantastic reasons to knit dishcloths:

~It’s something to do with your hands while you watch TV.
~It’s an easy way to distance yourself from the scary part in the movie your husband is watching.
~When the movie is over, you can say to your husband, “Look at this–the dishcloth is really coming along!”
~When the dishcloth is done, you can ask who wants to do dishes, and when no one jumps up in joy, you can wash yourself a single plate and then makes yourself a tasty toasted tomato sandwich. If anyone else is hungry, you can lovingly scramble them some eggs and serve them in the last clean mugs.
~You can choose to die on this hill, or not.
~I’m not here to judge the dish washing deals in your home.
~BUT… knitting dishcloths is a great way to feel like you’re accomplishing something when your wheels are otherwise spinning in the book you’re writing.
~AND, it gives you an excuse to shop for yarn, which is a surprisingly addictive hobby!

I’m joking about the state of our kitchen… mostly! When I’m on a tight deadline, the writing is my priority, and the state of my kitchen is not. I’m currently on a tight deadline. But our tried and true dish washing deal is that the one who cooks dinner doesn’t have to do the dinner dishes. So since I’m working from home, I make dinner, and have it on the table when he gets home from work. I’m fantastic that way! Mr. Johns does the dishes. Mr. Johns is fantastic THAT way. He’s actually enthusiastic when there’s a fresh, colourful dishcloth ready to use. Our son is a little less enthusiastic, I have to say. 😉

But I really enjoy knitting dishcloths. It’s relaxing while I try to sort out plots in my head.

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Happy reading!

8 responses to “I have some excellent reasons…”

  1. You have inspired me to try knitting a dishcloth. I’ll have to look for the specifics, such as size of the dishcloth and size of knitting needles. I’ve enjoyed the bookmark you sent me. I’m using it in my Wednesday night study group book. Thanks again.❤️

    1. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the bookmark! 🙂 You’re very welcome!

  2. Great idea! I am always looking for something new to make that is useful 🙂

  3. I love this post. I can’t watch a movie anymore unless I’m knitting or crocheting.

    1. I’m not alone, then! 🙂

    2. They always get used around our place! 🙂

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    Steven Campbell

    Every time I try to subscribe to your newsletter it says that I have been bounced. I have been trying to subscribe for a couple of months. I would love to be entered to win one of your giveaways. I s there any way that you can help me to subscribe. Thank you so much. Susan

    Have a great day! Sue


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