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Yarn bowls - ceramic vs. wood
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Aug 22, 2012 13:42:34   #
susanrs1 (a regular here)
I currently own a ceramic yarn bowl which is really nice but I find it's a little heavy if I need to carry it in a tote. I thinking of getting a slightly bigger one in wood and the artist on Etsy told me it weighs less than 1 lb. I weighed the ceramic one and it's l lb. 6 oz.
Just wondering if any of you think the wooden ones are lighter before I invest any money. The one I want is made of cottonwood.
Thanks for your input!
Aug 22, 2012 13:50:08   #
I have one of each and the wood is considerably lighter . It is a turned bowl, so the walls are quite thin.... I don't carry my bowls with me though... I use a plastic pitcher with top and thread through the pour spout. I don't want to take a chance of damaging either one... They weren't cheap......
Aug 22, 2012 14:28:52   #
Rosy B
I found this lovely wooden bowl in a charity shop yesterday for £1.50. I've been looking for a yarn bowl for a while since reading about them on here and knowing how clumsy I can be, I thought a wooden bowl would be better. This one is supposed to be a fruit bowl I think and it's quite light compared to similar sized ceramic bowls that I have.

I was thinking of trying to cut a notch in the side for the yarn but my husband says to live with it for a while and see how I feel as it seems a shame to spoil it.

Aug 23, 2012 06:50:40   #
Try putting your yarn in a small plastic sack(I use a newspaper slieve) insude the bowl. That keeps the yarn clean and I find it easy to manage. Your bowl looks like it might be a little shallow for a hole.
Aug 23, 2012 06:54:47   #
Went to Target last week, I always check the end caps for clearance. They had a wooden salad bowl and was telling my daughters that it would make a lovely yarn bowl! Great find! Happy knitting!!
Aug 23, 2012 07:06:38   #
I use a smallish wooden bowl and keep it on the floor while knitting. The yarb seldom falls out.
Aug 23, 2012 07:27:27   #
yes I do and in addition to that I think they are much nicer to look at. Also they are much less apt to break if there is an accidental dropping of them. Wood is just nicer
Aug 23, 2012 07:29:12   #
it would be beautiful as is. I bought two large salad bowls and I am going to have someone put a channel in them for the yarn. You could probably do that if you decide to. They are so pretty to look at while you are knitting or even when you pass by them
Aug 23, 2012 08:22:05   #
You can also get leather ones, which I would imagine would be lighter. I saw one shaped like a tall, round oatmeal box, with a lid with a hole in it for the yarn to come through. I think you could google it. It was exquisitely tooled.
Aug 23, 2012 08:43:53   #
I have a lovely wood yarn bowl that I purchased here thru KP from Larsan. Her husband makes them and mine is Walnut. I absolutely love mine. Check her out and see if you can see some pictures. It was worth every penny, as a matter of fact I bought one for a dear friend as a gift.
Aug 23, 2012 09:11:01   #
Hi Susan,

I don't know anything about yarn bowls, but I also live in Rochester. PM me and we can "talk."
Aug 23, 2012 09:14:55   #
What a neat idea. I have to plastic containers and my husband drilled a hole in the top, unfortunately, they are not really good when you start a project because you cannot get the yarn out, but I had the containers I wasn't using, so gave it a try. Saw an idea on the web and didn't want to spend the money for "plastic container" when I had so many. The pitcher idea is fantastic and they can be bought at the dollar store.
Aug 23, 2012 09:33:54   #
My sister & my niece use old decorative popcorn cans & they drill a hole in the top to thread the yarn through. They make the hole quite large & sand it so that the yarn doesn't tear on it. I don't do this as I use my cans for storing cookies at Christmas! LOL
Aug 23, 2012 09:39:49   #
Dreamweaver wrote:
I have one of each and the wood is considerably lighter . It is a turned bowl, so the walls are quite thin.... I don't carry my bowls with me though... I use a plastic pitcher with top and thread through the pour spout. I don't want to take a chance of damaging either one... They weren't cheap......

That's a neat idea!
Aug 23, 2012 10:06:44   #
Ann DeGray (a regular here)
I have a beautiful yarn bowl made of sycamore wood. Purchased it from Southern Perl here on the forum. Her husband makes them.
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