I am, however, giving at least one as a gift this year. To accompany it, I've written the following bit of doggerel:
There once was a knitter put coats on her soap.
Her friends said, “She’s crazy; she’s really a dope!
“Doesn’t she know hot water shrinks wool?”
Smiling, she answered, “That’s why I’m no fool!
“I know that wool items felt with wet scrubbing;
that’s why this soap is so handy when tubbing!
“The wool-coated bar will felt up as you bathe,
Your soap will last longer, so money you’ll save.
“What’s more, you will notice that all of that friction
feels great on all parts of you that might be itchin’.
“So you see friends, there’s method to my knitting madness.
A wool-coated soap bar will fill you with gladness.
“Bathe with this bar – relax in its bubbles,
“And soon you’ll forget you had any troubles!”
- Margaret Blank, Christmas, 2011
P.S.: I love this.