Friday, March 09, 2007

Shine On, Cider Moon

Two friends drawn together by their love of fiber and color, Gail Alsdorf and Jacki Vance-Kuss founded Ohio-based Cider Moon in 2005, quickly expanding from their fabric lines into hand-dyed roving and yarns — even chainmail jewelry.

Cider Moon yarnsTheir yarns have names like Adagio, Champagne, Icicle, Haiku and Whisper, with each representing a particular weight, style and blend. For instance, Adagio is a bulky mohair boucle that knits up on size 13 US needles. In contrast, Haiku is a soft, lovely silk merino destined for use by size 1 US needles. And what do I have above? These are 4 skeins of Glacier, 100% Extrafine DK weight merino, cheek-soft and oh, so squishy:
A. Habanero
B. Prickly Pear
C. June Carter
D. Sweet Potato Pie
Heads up, all you Loopy Groupies: a selection of Cider Moon yarns will also be available through The Loopy Ewe. Way to go, Ohio!

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Blogger AmyArtisan said...

I was just at their website & loving the colors. Plan to order soon - my Dad's family is from Ohio & the Buckeye color way could make some fun items for my OSU alum cousins :)

3/09/2007 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

gorgeous, and it even looks so squishy! :D

3/09/2007 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

Yes, but how do they SMELL?

3/09/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger Lufah said...

Hey, thanks for the kind words! We're looking forward to seeing what you knit up. And the photo turned out really well - you should hear the stream of profanity I can emit when I don't get accurate colors in photos. :) Drives me batty!

3/09/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...


3/09/2007 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Yummy! Especially that Habanero.

3/09/2007 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooh, you enabled me again! Had to have some of the prickly pear. Terry :)

ps-sometimes I think when I read your blog I might be at an online store :) such pretty things to see

3/10/2007 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

You're killing me, you know? :)

3/11/2007 11:00:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

As an Ohioan, I've known about Cider Moon... finally broke down and ordered! LOL

3/18/2007 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

I'm trying so hard to NOT buy yarn (nothing as drastic as a yarn diet! Just a need to save money), but the Prickly Pear is prickin' my finger. I have an urge to click!

3/19/2007 01:13:00 AM  

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