While this post sounds like it could be about some form of knitting equipment - it is actually about a dragonfly.
This is a Multi-spotted darner - I took the image in Kinglake last weekend. Not only do I like the picture, its another example of why I like the web.
I am an absolute beginner when it comes to these insects - but I was able to find help on the web! Splendid.
Also know as Austroaeschna multipunctata is common enough in forest areas near creeks - which is where I found it.
More close up shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.
I am a very long way behind with comments at present - spent the weekend away with, mostly underwater, with my daughter!