That is so true. The amount of dishes and laundry just go through the roof.
These washcloths can be used to clean anything from the dishes to the baby (of course choose soft yarn for the baby.) I used Lion Brand's Recycled Cotton so you can feel good about re-using cotton that was just going to be thrown out. The bumpy texture makes them extra good for scrubbing.
You may see me on Knitting Daily TV talking more about these washcloths and the book in a coming season.