Some knitters love washcloths. Some knitters are indifferent to them. Many people are confused by their merit (or not).
I had a long car ride from the mountain in the dark ahead of me, and I didn't want to knit another shawl. So I cast on a washcloth. Or a dishcloth. Or a garter square on an angle.
Made out of cotton/acrylic vintage stash, it was quick, it was fun, and guess what? The finished cloth is totally awesome!
Now I want a whole pile of handmade washcloths. Just saying...