Do you like Lisa Frank art?
Who am I kidding? Of course you do. If you don't, please just play along because I don't want to despise you. It would be like the time I met someone who scoffed at the mention of Dolly Parton's name and I nearly burst into tears because I'd had a bad day AND EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE AND ADMIRE DOLLY PARTON'S BRASSY GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!!!
And that's kind of how I feel about Lisa Frank. As in, I have left party decorations up in my home under the pretense that my daughter likes it but it's really for me because I love pictures of ballerina bunnies surfing through space. It's bright and outrageous and kind of silly and there are people out there who might not get it, but those of who do.....well, we're very lucky folks. Lucky folks who love color. And who loves color as much as, if not more than, Lisa Frank and Dolly Parton?
Yarn people, that's who.
So when I was reading through Learn to Crochet Circles into Squares and saw that the Dishcloth pattern called for three colors, I knew I wanted them to be bright ones. The original pattern calls for light blue, light green, and white. That's a very nice color combination, and I think it would look great in a lot of kitchens.
Aren't those color combinations lovely? They make me think of early springtime and good wholesome foods like homemade bread and canned goods. But I didn't have these colors on hand so I made do with what I had. Much like Dolly's mom when she made her that coat of many colors. Only not touching and tear-jerking. Since I had plenty of bright colors, this seemed like a great chance to combine hot pink, bright blue, and lime green!
And it was. It totally was.
I wound up leaving off the picot trim because I felt like picot stitches looked a bit precious on a dishcloth (at least in these colors. It did seem more appropriate with the intended colors), and because I didn't know if I had enough green yarn.
I took a picture of the dishcloth on my Vera Bradley notebook, and I couldn't help but notice how nicely the two things went together.
Now I'm wondering if Vera Bradley is like Lisa Frank for adults. I think it is. And I like that! And I like Learn to Crochet Circles into Squares!
And I especially like this dishcloth!
I like to think Dolly would, too.