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?
What is a good quality yarn? This sort of feels like a trick question sometimes. I will NOT give you a list of brand names, or suggest you limit yourselves to one specific fiber type. There is a huge vast world of yarn out there now. So much more than when I was beginning to stitch at the age of … [Read more...] about What is a good quality yarn?
Well, the sad thing is that due to covid-19, no, right now Perfectly Knotty is not offering in-person knitting or crochet lessons or classes, or in-person get togethers. The regulations for businesses for limited capacity, distancing and masks just make that too difficult right now. We tried a … [Read more...] about Does Perfectly Knotty teach knitting and crochet or have get togethers?
A recent trending question asks "What kind of yarn should I use to crochet?" Choosing the right yarn to crochet with begins with the end in mind. What are you planning to make? And how is that item going to live out it's life? A sweater for baby suggests a different yarn than a sweater for … [Read more...] about What kind of yarn to use for crochet?