Sharing today another granny square potholder I crocheted using yarn dyed with onion skins (yellow and red). For this one, I used an upcycled wool blanket for the inner padding and then hand dyed some of the blanket brown for the back piece. Finally, I added one of our birch buttons.
This potholder is a gift for a friend. A few days ago she stopped by for a quick visit and I shared that I was in quite a bit of pain because of swelling in the far back of my mouth just beyond my last wisdom tooth. I have a flap of skin next to the tooth because it was a tight fit when the tooth came in and I think an infection had formed under it.
Anyway, my friend is 70 years old and many would call her a mountain woman as she lives so simply - about 1/2 of a mile winter's walk to her humble home where she has neither running water nor electricity. Many call her strange or crazy but I love learning from her. She is passionate about health and nutrition.
Later that evening at about 7:00 she returned with several remedies. She brought me Celtic salt to rinse with (I just had regular sea salt which didn't seem to be working.). She also brought some wild rice which after a night of soaking and then cooking up will promote extra chewing to get things going. She brought some coconut oil to massage into my face, some citric acid because Vitamin C can help so much, and some flax to warm up in wool and hold onto the sore area. What a thoughtful friend. She still had to drive back to her home and walk another 1/2 of a mile to her home in the dark.
(The Celtic Salt rinse seemed to work the best!)
I am still reading True North and have started reading Little Britches aloud to the children which we are all loving.
Joining in with Ginny today for the Yarn Along.