One of my daughters taught me enough to make a knitted dishcloth except for how to cast off, so my project has come to a standstill. At Jo-Ann Fabrics, I found these stocking knitting needle point protectors. I figure that I might as well make my knitting needles look cute until I learn how to finish my project. The texture of a crocheted or knitted dishcloth makes it a scratchpad and dishcloth rolled into one. Try it... you'll see. If you don't want to make your own, you can find them at craft shows for a couple dollars apiece in so many pretty colors to match your kitchen decor, color trends, the season, or just your mood.