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 beginning on 1st April with prizes to be won!
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 Five and Six will go live on Friday 27th March at 7pm GMT. Below you'll find the yarn preview of which there'll be between 10 and 20 skeins available per colourway.
What sort of word has escaped your teeth's barrier? - BFL & mulberry silk fingering yarn
Let loose an evil tempest - BFL & mulberry silk fingering yarn
A good full portion of trouble - Merino, nylon & stellina sock yarn
Bitter salt water - Merino, cashmere & nylon worsted yarn
She holds degree as a goddess
A fugitive from the sea - BFL & mulberry silk fingering yarn
Submitted to his fate
Beauty given from the Graces
Turning sea-purple yarn on a distaff - Merino, cashmere & nylon worsted yarn
But are you mortal or goddess? - Merino, cashmere & nylon worsted yarn
Wanderers are sacred in the sight of Zeus
Their graceless speech I shrink from - BFL & mulberry silk fingering yarn
The real Lord Kitchener had his face plastered on wartime posters exclaiming "Your Country Needs You." Well, your stash needs this yarn.
We have been meticulously planning, prepping and designing for this collection behind the scenes for a few months now and we’re VERY excited to be launching our red carpet, opening night event for all our Countess Ablaze fans. So here we go!
Countess Ablaze presents…
Cabin fever, war, lust, travelling through space, deceit, and murder; it’s our brand-spanking new custom blends collection!