Winter Doldrums Dishcloth Swap: Weekly Topic #1

Each week, there is a new blog topic up for participants in the Winter Doldrums Swap, and here is the first one:

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?

I don’t take any offense to the term “dishrag” for those that I have knitted. I kind of see it as a homey expression, something my grandmother might say. I usually say “dishcloth” for the cloths I use to wash dishes and “washcloth” for those I use to wash my face/body. Interestingly enough I grew up saying “facecloth” and I really don’t know where or when “washcloth” took its place!

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