After a summer rich with photo opportunities, I figured it was high time I got back to doing these. I would resolve to resume the weekly routine, but that would guarantee the materialization of some unforseen crisis, so let's just say I have a vaguely general sort of intention to almost-but-not-quite plan an every-7th-day-ish sort of thing.
You may recall the dragonfly my daughter was enamoured with a few weeks ago:
Who could fail to love a bug with such a wondrous colour scheme? (Also, I had no idea they had such cute little faces.)
Breaking down the colours:
I selected a palette:
And created a simple geometric overlay reminiscent of the wing structure:
This would also be quite effective worked as a solid yarn with an appropriately hued handpaint.