I knit a hand towel, loosely based on the towel patterns in Mason Dixon Knitting. I wanted a totally mindless project to stash in the break room at work for 'emergencies', days when I may have forgotten or did not have the presence of mind at 5am to bring knitting with me.
It came in handy for this purpose on several occasions.
I finally decided to finish the thing and move on. I made it extra simple stockinette with a garter stitch border so it was pretty tedious for such a small project and I was ready to cast off and wash it already to see if it lived up to the hype.
I have only hand washed it once so it will probably soften up more. At this point it is still pretty rustic. It does have lovely drape. It was OK to knit with but had little lumps of frayed yarn that bugged me and show up in the finished piece.
I love a little luxury but for the price of a skein of this yarn you could buy a pretty amazing hand towel so I'm not sure I'm convinced to make more of these.