It is finally here!
First of all, thank you so much for stopping by. It is an absolute pleasure to have you here, and I really hope you will visit often! Since this is my first post, I thought it best to do some introductions. So, without further ado...
Hello there, stranger! My name is Armenuhi, or Am for short! I am the founder and creative mastermind here at Oysters and Purls. Originally from Armenia, I spent my teenage years in Cyprus, went to university in England, and moved to New York City in my early twenties. I fell in love with this city the moment I stepped foot in it, and this is where I currently live with my husband and daughter. I am a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), an avid knitter, lover of delicious food (and drinks), and a lifelong traveler!
The idea for Oysters and Purls was first conceived in the summer of 2015. I was already sharing all my travels and my love of exploring new cultures and food, on my social media. At the time I was also pregnant, and I felt really strongly about empowering and educating women. Coincidentally, this is also when I started to get addicted to knitting. With a wide array of interests I felt so passionate about, I desperately wanted to find like minded individuals to share them with! And so I decided to start Oysters and Purls. It did take me over a year to get it started (because, well, life…), and in that time, those passions evolved to newer and greater things. But here we are now, and I am so excited to finally be able to share them with you!
WHY OYSTERS AND PURLS?
After months of brainstorming and thinking of the perfect name to capture the essence of this brand, I had that lightbulb moment. Oysters and Purls was born!
- 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 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, we hope you enjoy the ride!
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Enough about us! We at Oysters and Purls would love to hear about the things that make you happy! Please share your story with us, inspire us, and let us know what you like or dislike about the way we do things. All feedback is greatly appreciated, so feel free to leave a comment, send an email, and/or share our story with others!