Ancient Arts Socknado, The Wreck of the Mary Rose (COTM (4/23)

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Ancient Art's theme for 2023 is Interesting Archeological Sites, and we invite you to join us for some vicarious travel to different places all around the world. 

This is May's color of the month - and it is inspired by a warship (see below).  Ancient Arts Socknado is a yummy and squashy fingering weight yarn.   Each 100 gram skein of Socknado has 385 yards (350 meters) of 80% superwash fine merino / 20% nylon goodness.

Our next stop on our world wide tour of famous Archeological sites is Portsmouth England, at the museum dedicated to the Mary Rose. The Mary Rose was one of the largest Tudor-era warships in the service of King Henry VIII of England, and it was the flagship of the fleet. It was launched in 1511 and was most likely named to honour both the Virgin Mary, and Henry's favourite sister, Mary Tudor. The second half of the name, Rose, also has dual significance - the Tudor Rose, and the Mystic Rose associated with the Virgin Mary. 

The inspiration for this month's colour comes from the painting of the ship. Our colour of the month re-creates the stormy sky, the churning sea, the white flapping sails, and the wet, slippery wooden decks of the Mary Rose. You can almost imagine yourself on board, with the smell of the sea in your face!

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