A collection of creative genius.
When I crochet, I generally have a plastic grocery bag full of yarn balls on the floor between my feet and I pull the yarn up from the bag.
A couple of years ago at an art fair, I saw a ceramic bowl with a swirly cut on the side and I just knew it was for yarn. I was tempted to buy it, but it felt like a splurge. A few months later I saw one in a yarn store. I still haven’t broken down and bought one, though I’m getting closer to taking the plunge.
So what’s a yarn bowl and how do you use it?
There are lots of yarn bowl manufacturers, and you can shop for them at your local yarn shop. (Yes! Let’s support those small businesses!) For the purpose of this article, I browsed on Etsy. Here are some I fell in love with (and a couple I didn’t).
Lots of yarn bowls are ceramic (you can click on the bowl’s description for a purchasing link–I do NOT make any money from these and make no claims about them):
Some beautiful wooden yarn bowls:
Animal themed yarn bowls:
And mythical beasts:
I usually love unicorns, but . . .
And one final disgusting one:
I love all but the last two. My favorites are all the wooden ones and the octopus.
Now it’s your turn: Which one do you like best? Have you knitted or crocheted with a yarn bowl? How do you like them? Share in the comments below.
Lots of gorgeous stuff here.
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- Street art.
- A sculptor turns a fallen tree into a sculpture.
- Super Converse kicks!
- The truth about corsets.
- What happens when Helen Keller goes to a dance studio? No, I’m not making a tasteless joke. Martha Graham was a friend of Keller’s.
- This one might make you cry. It’s about the death of a mother. Skip it if you must.
- Amazing award-winning quilts.
- If you have the ability to snap a picture of your pet doing something silly, you may want to enter this contest next year. If not, you can still enjoy this year’s finalists.
- Pages from a Zentangle sketchbook.
- Shipping containers never looked so good.
- How a unicorn makes music. (Because I’m dedicated to bringing you all the unicorn stories I can.)
- Quirky ceramics and a podcast.