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Alcyone, 50/50 merino/silk fingering weight yarn.
Deep watery teal with black overtones. Please note this skein is greener teal than it appears in the photos.

Alcyone cast herself into the ocean after her husband, Ceyx, was drowned in a terrible storm. Taking pity on them, the gods turned husband and wife into halcyon birds.

Phœbus. What voice is this that wails above the deep?
Alcyone. A wife's, that mourns her fate and loveless days.
Phœbus. What love lies buried in these waterways?
Alcyone. A husband's, hurried to eternal sleep.
Phœbus. Cease, O beloved, cease to wail and weep!
Alcyone. Wherefore?
Phœbus. The waters in a fiery blaze
Proclaim the godhead of my healing rays.
Alcyone. No god can sow where fate hath stood to reap.
Phœbus. Hold, wringing hands! cease, piteous tears, to fall.
Alcyone. But grief must rain and glut the passionate sea.
Phœbus. Thou shall forget this ocean and thy wrong,
And I will bless the dead, though past recall.
Alcyone. What can'st thou give to me or him in me?
Phœbus. A name in story and a light in song.

-Edmund W. Gosse

Base: Rusalka Sock
Content: 50/50 merino silk
Yardage: Approximately 430 yards / 393 meters per skein

Rusalka is a luminous and smooth yarn with great stitch definition. Perfect for shawls and luxury items. Handwash recommended.

Dark Yarns are dyed with professional acid dyes. Please be aware that yarns are hand-dyed and appearance may vary somewhat from skein to skein. I do list skeins separately where there is considerable variation between skeins. Although I take care to photograph yarns accurately, please be aware that colors may vary from monitor to monitor.

This listing is for one skein of yarn. The painting by Herbert James Draper is in the public domain and is shown for inspiration purposes only.

CUSTOM FOR ROSA: Please don't buy unless you are Rosa.


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  • Materials: wool, silk
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