Ghost of Cincinnati

by Dye Mad Yarns


ūüé∂I stalk the streets in my nightgown
The Ghost of Cincinnati slinks past
I smell your coffee, can you taste that?
My lip on your cup won't even feel real
I'm rushing there, all the way there

'Cause I'm over myself, over the hill, I'm Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time, for the millionth timeūüé∂

"The Ghost of Cincinnati" is a song by Big Red Machine was released last summer! It's absolutely an ode to Cincinnati - it's full of specific neighborhood and place names. Specific mentions: the Cincinnati Bell Connector at 12th and Vine streets, Over-the-Rhine, Covington Bridge, Ault Park, Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose, Fountain Square, Northside, Spring Grove and Price Hill.

Big Red Machine is half The National and half Bon Iver - no, I don't mean in the sense of that's how they sound. It's literal. The band name is also a nickname for the dominant 1970s Cincinnati Reds baseball teams, which won the 1976 World Series in Dessner's (the co-founder of the band) birth year.

Our Ghost of Cincinnati yarn is a rusty red with coffee speckles, cool hint of grey and a splash of warm honey.


Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply
Summer Fingering: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 438 yards
Summer DK: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 246 yards
Summer Worsted: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 181 yards