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Oct 24, 2012 15:11:11   #
ingrambead
 
I have seen yarn bowls in catalogs and on line and even though they are beautiful and useful they seem to be rather pricey for me. Last week on facebook, I think it was vogue, there was a picture of a teapot being used as a yarn bowl. Has anyone tried either the yarn bowl or the teapot?
 
Oct 24, 2012 15:17:08   #
triana
 
I too have fancied a yarn bowl but felt they were a bit pricey. I bought a teapot from our local charity shop but found it difficult to thread the yarn through the spout so gave up BUT I remembered my daughter had given me an oil burner a few years ago which had a space for a tea light under the oil dish. This has turned out to be a brilliant 'yarn bowl' which I use all the time. I'd still love a wooden yarn bowl though!!!!
Oct 24, 2012 15:20:57   #
user64822
 
Much cheaper is a plastic freezer bag with a zip! Just zip it up to near the end. It's light, easy to transport, keeps your yarn clean, and if you're using more than one ball of yarn, you just need another bag!
Oct 24, 2012 15:46:55   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
I lucked out and got one made for me by a relative, though I also made one out of a gourd I had; I think most anything that will hold the yarn will work (heck, you could even make one out of yarn!). Before I got my bowl (which is wood), I had used a large plastic coffee can, a 2-qt pitcher, and a flower pot. It doesn't have to have a hole for the yarn to go through, either...
Oct 24, 2012 16:01:09   #
Dreamweaver
 
i have a wood bowl and a ceramic bowl and plans to get another ceramic one from a local potter.... but that is just because of the beauty of them. I use a cheap plastic drink pitcher most often because I knit on the go and can just pick up the handle..... knit outside... keep the yarn clean no matter how many pets are where I visit.... throw in my bag.... and often the needles will fit in as well. It just works for me...

The teapot is a cute idea... but I really like a slit in the bowls or using the pitcher because, if you thread the yarn through a hole,,,,, you cannot change projects untill you finish that ball of yarn...
Oct 24, 2012 16:56:45   #
ingrambead
 
Dreamweaver wrote:


The teapot is a cute idea... but I really like a slit in the bowls or using the pitcher because, if you thread the yarn through a hole,,,,, you cannot change projects untill you finish that ball of yarn...


I though of that too. You have be really have to be dedicated to that ball of yarn.
 
Oct 24, 2012 17:46:09   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
 
This is my $5 yarn bowl/teapot - the whole lid comes off so the ball can be removed and it is toughened glass so I don't need to stress about giving it a knock occasionally.


Oct 24, 2012 17:57:53   #
nanma esther
 
hilary,i have one of those,never thought to use it yarn bowl,they are temered glass, now where did i put it....................hum...nan-ma
Oct 24, 2012 18:18:47   #
flyty1n
 
I have, and love, my wooden yarn bowl, but it stays home. Right now is the perfect time to pick up a Halloween trick or treat plastic pumpkin with a handle, or one of those trick or treat bags you can find at Lands End (landsend.com), cloth with a handle. They work great for a carry around yarn bowl. One of my favorite carry for my knitting is a Barnes and Noble book bag..it was a bit pricey, but it has all kinds of pockets to carry the rest of the knitting tools. Check out your local Walmart or dollar store.
Oct 24, 2012 19:51:32   #
ingrambead
 
Hilary4 wrote:
This is my $5 yarn bowl/teapot - the whole lid comes off so the ball can be removed and it is toughened glass so I don't need to stress about giving it a knock occasionally.


Really cool pot. Mind if I ask where to buy one?
Oct 24, 2012 21:44:25   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
 
ingrambead wrote:
Hilary4 wrote:
This is my $5 yarn bowl/teapot - the whole lid comes off so the ball can be removed and it is toughened glass so I don't need to stress about giving it a knock occasionally.


Really cool pot. Mind if I ask where to buy one?


I don't know where you are living, but I would suggest somewhere like Walmart/Kmart or a kitcheware shop will have them.
 
Oct 25, 2012 01:39:01   #
dejari
 
I use a large tall glass vase I picked up for a buck. Large enough for those big super saver skiens of yarn. I love it.
Oct 25, 2012 06:17:25   #
Marny CA
 
For skeins, if not by my side on the recliner, I put the skein in a tall wine carrier with a lid and handle.

They're usually inexpensive at Michaels.

I like this method for pull skeins. The 4 that I have still have yarn in them. LOL
Oct 25, 2012 07:31:56   #
Wheatie
 
I have a small silk bag with a drawstring that I use for "carry around" projects. A friend brought it to me from China. It is soft and my project will fit inside when I am not working.
Oct 25, 2012 07:38:53   #
Neeterbug (a regular here)
 
For my trip to Florida I found a kid's plastic lunch bag to hold my yarn...It has Babies R Us and Toys R Us on the front. It holds two skeins of yarn perfectly and room for the project. It has a handle so it is easy to carry around. Bought it at a yard sale.
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