We’re as happy as pigs in mud to announce the arrival of a new hand dyed yarn from Alexa Riether of Oink Pigments.
Lexi hails from sunny southern California, where she’s been dyeing yarn for just over a year!
She says, “Dyeing yarn is such a HUGE passion of mine. I think I might love it more than knitting – if that’s even possible! It’s so satisfying to come up with an idea and then actually create it and to have other people love it as much as I do.”
We can’t decide which we love more, the bright happy colorways or the clever color names!
Some of our favorites: Pretty in Oink, Steam Boat Wooly, and Retro Rocket (of course!)
Lexi says, “Coming up with the names for the new colors is always fun. Some just scream what their name should be, and others take a little bit longer. The naming process is often a group effort with my fiance and roommates shouting out ideas.”
In between dye sessions, Lexi also knits, crochets, and is currently planning her wedding (congratulations!)
She says, “My fiance is a big help with everything, but most of all naming – since after all he is the KING of bad puns.”
Lexi plans to expand her line with new colors and yarns in the coming months – we can’t wait to see what she’ll come up with next!
We are currently carrying Oink Pigments in 24 variegated colorways in worsted weight superwash Merino – a 230 yard skein is just $16!
With such great yardage, you can make a super affordable project – here’s a few ideas for you!
Jane Richmond’s Mustard Scarf will be a quick knit on US 15 needles – a great Perl Grey or Moving Mud button would be a perfect accent for this one-skein project.
In Threes: A Baby Cardigan takes one skein for the smallest size or just two skeins for up to a 5T size!
A slouchy Etta hat would be super cute in a gently variegated color… what’s your favorite?