THE WINEDARK SEA on Sparkly Merino Sock

Regular price $27.00

Mentes I'm called, son of the veteran
Ankhialos; I rule seafaring Taphos.
I came by ship, with a ship's company,
sailing on the winedark sea for ports of call on alien shores....
--Athena, The Odyssey by Homer

This yarn was inspired by a really intriguing phrase from Homer's Odyssey. Apparently the ancient Greeks had no name or concept for the color blue. While pondering the idea for this colorway, a friend mentioned that on a recent trip to Greece, she noticed burgundy hues in the sea while aboard a sailboat.

The colorway is a very dark red with purple tones as well.

I dyed it on my Sparkly Merino Sock base, which is made of 92% superwash merino and 8% sparkly lurex. It's a lovely base for shawls and cowls and hats.

YARN FACTS
The Winedark Sea on Sparkly Merino Sock
Literary Yarn Collection
409 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
92% superwash merino / 8% lurex
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry

YARN PAIRINGS
The last photo shows a set of three colorways that would be great together. There's Lilac, Durin's Bane, and The Winedark Sea.

MY GIFT TO YOU
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order.  Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.

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