Who am I?


Hi! My name is Armenuhi Khachatryan, but you can call me Am for short! I am a mathematician turned management consultant, turned restaurateur and event manager, who currently takes joy in being a stay-at-home mom to a happy toddler, knitting, designing, and dyeing yarn when possible!

The idea for Oysters and Purls was conceived in the summer of 2015. At the time I was constantly flooding my social media with photos of mouth watering food and exotic travels, and everyone was encouraging me to start a blog. Throughout the months that followed, I became a mother, an experience that, needless to say, changed my life completely! And before I knew it, pictures of food and travel were replaced with baby and lots and lots of knitting. 

After months of brainstorming and thinking of the perfect name to capture the essence of my brand, I had that lightbulb moment. Oysters and Purls was born!


Why Oysters and Purls?

  •  Oysters: food and deliciousness
  •  Pearls grow in oysters: motherhood
  •  To purl is the “opposite” of to knit: therefore, pearls get substituted with purls!
  •  “The world is your oyster”: home and travel

So stay tuned for lots of fiber related talk, get inspired as I share my knitwear designs, hold my hand as I go through this journey of motherhood, or simply join me as I continue to explore the world! Either way, enjoy the ride and thank you for stopping by!


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