When I was a kid, learning to crochet, then knit, I used to save up my chore money to buy my Red Heart Acrylic Worsted (commonly known now as Red Heart Super Saver, or RHSS) at our local Safeway grocery store! I remember later buying it at Fred Meyer, and JCPenny too! When box craft stores … [Read more...] about I didn’t always feel welcome in yarns shops
What's the point of investing your time, talent, effort and yarn to crochet or knit something that is going to sit in a pile or drawer!? This is just a quick look at real hand stitched items being used by me, "in the wild"! I designed this Lace Wings Tunic with Hempathy ... Honestly it … [Read more...] about Knit or Crochet Something Wearable
I have sat down to write this a few times, but it always feels like so many words or then again not enough.Funny ... since I tend to be an over-sharer ;) Some of you may have seen the social media posts, and the emails. I want to make sure that you know and understand that Perfectly Knotty is … [Read more...] about What’s in Store for Perfectly Knotty as we wrap up 2020
I started crocheting about the age of 6, a kindergarten classmate showed me how to make a chain. I made miles and miles of it. I had no idea how to turn around and go the other way, but I saw my grandma do it, so I knew it was possible. Knitting came along not long after that when I asked grandma to … [Read more...] about My roots as a designer
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
A recent trending questions asks: What are the different types of yarn? I will start out by borrowing words from one of Perfectly Knotty's regulars and occasional shop helper Susan, "There are so many types of yarn that I can not give a short answer answer. Yarn comes in a wide variety of … [Read more...] about What are the different types of yarn?