Llama is one of my favorite yarn fibers in recent years; the more I use it and the more I learn about it, the more I like it. With a pre-Columbian history, llamas have long been a livestock staple in South American cultures, most notably Peru and Bolivia. There is a great deal of mythology, as … [Read more...] about Great Qualities of Llama Yarn
In this article by Leslie Petroviski published in the 2018 Late Winter Vogue Knitting Magazine, explore yarn fiber allergies, the symptoms, culprits, and more! Click these links to order your copy (I get nothing for that if you do! I'm just providing a resource!) 2018 Late Winter edition of Vogue … [Read more...] about A Sensitive Subject: Are you allergic to your favorite fiber?
In this presentation that I gave in March 2018 for one of the local knitter's guilds on allergy-conscious yarns I share about my experience with fiber allergies and some of the qualities of various fibers when we try to make substitutions. If you'd like to have me give a similar presentation, for … [Read more...] about More thoughts on yarn fiber allergies and allergy-conscious yarns
We have to wear clothes. We have to eat food. And when these items cause us discomfort of one sort or another it can make our lives not so fun! Unless you are having difficulty breathing or having a bright obvious rash, it can be difficult to determine if you are actually having an allergic … [Read more...] about More on Textile Allergies
Perfectly Knotty is, to my knowledge, the only Allergy-Conscious Local Yarn Shop in North America. If you happen to know of another, PLEASE send me their contact information as I'd like to reach out and connect with other LYS that have a similar mission as mine! Whether you have a medical diagnosis, … [Read more...] about What Do I Mean by Allergy-Conscious?