What's a girl to do with a giant storage bin full of cotton yarn scraps?
Make more dish cloths.
My all-time favorite dishcloth is the Peaches and Creme Ball Band dishcloth, re-popularized in "Mason-Dixon Knitting." The color combinations are limitless, although I especially like bright, primary colors all mixed up:
I've also applied the Ripple Principle to the cotton dishcloth, crocheted rather than knit:
And finally, another favorite, the Dorothea Dishtowel (see below for pattern). I like to do this with a slightly better quality yarn; I've used Lion Brand cotton bamboo. I don't have a picture, but these are so fancy that they can be given as special birthday gifts (I gave my mom a set of three this year).
1. Ball-Band Dish Cloth
2. Dorothea Dishtowel