Boy In Ohio

by Dye Mad Yarns


"Creek was running by the road
And the Buckeye sun was a-shinin'
I rode my bike down Alum Creek Drive
When I was a boy in Ohio"

Phil Ochs was a singer-songwriter/protest songwriter in the 1960s and 1970s and would probably be a lot more well known a la Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and the like had he not succumbed to alcoholism and died by suicide in 1976 at the age of 25. His best-known songs include "I Ain't Marching Anymore", "When I'm Gone", "Changes", "Crucifixion", "Draft Dodger Rag", "Love Me, I'm a Liberal", and plenty more. 

He is also from Ohio and has a song looking back on his boyhood in Ohio. He was even principal soloist for clarinet with Capital University's orchestra at the age of 16. 

Our Boy in Ohio yarn is a speckly yarn with spring green, berry red, splashes of steel blue, hints of 'burger boy' brown. 


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