These are made in Häkelgarn #2015, size 20. I had to look through my entire stash of thread to find a green that would look good with the dragonfly and also the scarf that I was hoping it would go with. Christmas green was definitely out, it was much too bright. In truth, I don’t have a lot of shades of green, but I do have a lot of thread that I had to dig through. This was a perfect choice.
I know there are leaf patterns out there but I was running out of time, so, as usual, I tried to re-invent the wheel – I made up my own. I was also going to use the Catherine Wheel join to make the edges smooth – think the beautiful designs of Marilee Rockley – but just couldn’t get them to co-operate. Then I realized that the ragged edge looked pretty good on a leaf (at least I think so). So I made then next one just like it.
And then I put them together.
Dragonfly pattern by Jon 2010
My mother was very happy with this. As you can see, I didn’t find the long hat pins I was looking for, but this worked. I can see this being used as a scarf pin, too. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the scarf I gave my mother for Mother’s Day, which was the inspiration for the pin in the first place. Oh, well, it looks good on the hat, too.
I didn’t get the cup done yet. It’s all laid out, the tatting ready to be glued down, but that’s as far as I’ve got. It should take long now, but I’m running out of time before work, so it will have to be for another day – again.
The DragonFly Symbolizes Maturity and a Depth of Character
The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.
The traditional association of Dragonflies with water also gives rise to this meaning to this amazing insect. The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life.
May is Celiac Awareness Month. The following information is from celiac.com.
Symptoms of Celiac Disease (as if it wasn’t bad enough by itself!)
CLASSIC SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE
- Abdominal cramping, intestinal gas
- Distention and bloating of the stomach
- Chronic diarrhea or constipation (or both)
- Steatorrhea – fatty stools
- Anemia – unexplained, due to folic acid, B12 or iron deficiency (or all)
- Unexplained weight loss with large appetite or weight gain
- Dental enamel defects
- Osteopenia, osteoporosis
- Bone or joint pain
- Fatigue, weakness and lack of energy
- Infertility – male/female
- Mouth ulcers
- Delayed puberty
- Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
- Migraine headaches
SOME LONG-TERM CONDITIONS THAT CAN RESULT FROM UNTREATED CD
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Early onset osteoporosis or osteopenia
- Vitamin K deficiency associated with risk for hemorrhaging
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Central and peripheral nervous system disorders – usually due to unsuspected nutrient deficiencies
- Pancreatic insufficiency
- Intestinal lymphomas and other GI cancers (malignancies)
- Gall bladder malfunction
- Neurological manifestations