This year we are going on a journey with Odysseus as he makes his way home from the Trojan War. Inspired by the oral poetry of Homer, we'll be confronting the Cyclops, Sirens, stormy seas and determined suitors.
Each month I shall be dyeing 12 colourways on both yarn and spinning fibre inspired by the story of Odysseus' journey. Colourways are exclusive to The Odyssey Trail and will not be repeated. Colourways will be associated with characters, events and quotes from each book.
If you would like to read along, the version that I will be using is a translation by Richmond Lattimore and is available in paperback and Kindle version. (This links to Amazon UK). ISBN: 0060931957.
There is an open thread in the Countess Ablaze Ravelry group where we shall indulge in some ancient inspiration for a KAL around April / May.
As The Odyssey is split into twenty four books, we'll be reading two books per month and the colourways will be released on the last Friday of the month. Books One and Two will go live on Friday 30th January at 7pm GMT. Below you'll find the yarn preview of which there'll be between 10 and 15 skeins available per colourway. The fibre preview will come tomorrow.
Destroyed by their own wild recklessness - merino, nylon and kid mohair sock yarn
The haughty suitors - Falkland merino and mulberry silk aran yarn
He will not long be absent - Falkland merino and mulberry silk aran yarn
Death was quick and marriage a painful matter - merino, nylon and kid mohair sock yarn
A ship with twenty oars - Bluefaced Leicester fingering yarn
Penelope, shining among women - Merino and mulberry silk lace yarn
The evil that has befallen my household - Bluefaced Leicester fingering yarn
Until I finish this web - Merino and mulberry silk lace yarn
Spreads news among people - Merino and mulberry silk lace yarn
Few are the children who turn out to be the equals of their fathers - Falkland merino and mulberry silk aran yarn
A sweet slumber over the suitors - Bluefaced Leicester fingering yarn
To the gods immortal and everlasting - Merino, nylon and kid mohair sock yarn