Owl of Athena
Owl of Athena
Athena had a little owl that traditionally accompanied her which she kept on her shoulder. It revealed truths to her and also represented her wisdom and knowledge. As owls are able to see in the dark, it was used as symbol which illuminated Athena’s “blind side”, allowing her to see the entire truth. Owls were also widely associated with Athena’s blessing, and Greek soldiers viewed the sight of owls before a battle as a symbol that the goddess was on their side.
It is perhaps due to its association with Athena that the owl has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and intellect.
Available in the following yarn bases. For a listing of all yarn bases click here. Yarn Bases
Care of your hand knit garments
Please hand wash cold or lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. Even though this yarn does contain superwash merino, I do always recommend that you hand wash your knitwear. We use colorfast acid dyes for dying our yarn, and rinse until water runs clear. There may be a chance that some dye may bleed slightly in the first wash of your finished item. This does sometimes happen for speckled yarn and stubborn colors that are prone to bleed. For the first couple of washes, hand wash separately to be sure that no further bleeding.
There are no dye lots. We always try to sell from same dye lots but if not sure, we recommend blending the skeins as you work. Color saturation can differ from different dyelots.