Does this happen to your needles?
I don't know how old these size 8 needles are, but they have made countless dishcloths and other small items. I think it is odd that the finish does not wear off evenly on my needles. (I have several sizes that resemble this pair.)
I finished knitting with the pink cotton yarn yesterday. I made 10 cloths from the thrifted cone yarn, with a total of 18 cloths made since the first of August.
Admittedly, I am tired of pink and tired of knitting dishcloths. It is time to move on to a different project.