mouse pad? That's right folks. A mouse pad. I "completed" my moss grid hand towel from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book, and while I'm proud I could go the 4 rows of moss grid pattern (and only make a handful of mistakes), instead of the 11 the pattern called-for, a hand towel it is not. It barely stays over the towel rack in the bathroom since it's too short. It keeps slithering down, and falling off.
And, I need a mouse pad. I've got an infrared mouse, on a white surface. Not too smooth. So, hey - why not? And it gives my sterile computing experience a bit of that homemade feel.