I loved my first yarn bowl. I sang it’s praises to other knitters, I featured it in many blog pictures, and I used it all the time. Well, sadly, it got bumped off of the coffee table a couple of months back and met its end. It was made by a local artist, and I found her on Facebook, but she never replied to my message about purchasing more of her work, so I decided it was time to move on.
Meet my second yarn bowl.
It’s from an Etsy shop called Center Ceramics. I just want to clarify up front that no one is compensating me to say these things. I looked at every yarn bowl on Etsy a couple of weeks ago, and this one seemed the most perfect to me. I wanted something simple, well-made, in a color I love, that would complement my living room. This fit the bill. It has beautiful, even edges, a nice catch for the yarn, and the glaze is smooth to allow the yarn to spin freely.
I wish it was a little larger, but it did hold both a freshly would full skein of Cascade 220 and the fully wound skein of Knitosophy sock yarn (450 yards). It looked like it would be snug, but the ball still moved well in the bowl. I know this isn’t going to hold a skein of bulky or super bulky yarn when wound, but I knit with those yarns rarely, and my old bowl wouldn’t have held those either. It looks like the shop owner takes custom requests, so maybe she would be willing to make larger bowls.
Right now it’s holding a Little Sister’s Dress in progress. I didn’t waste any time casting on the Knitosophy, because I bought it with a specific project in mind. I’ll give you more details about the recipient when her mother knows about it.
I’m still working on the Little Fox, though halfway through the hood I decided I wanted to work on Beatnik again and I haven’t touched it. Its deadline isn’t until the end of the month, so I’m not worried.
Back to the needles.