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Dec 8, 2012 08:07:33   #
jabedn
 
Just wondering if anyone uses a yarn bowl, and where did you get yours? Thanks
 
Dec 9, 2012 06:32:57   #
davidw1226
 
I use one I made myself. It keeps the yarn clean and keeps it from rolling around on the floor. I've attached a picture. They are simply coffee cans with a large hole drilled in the lid.


Dec 9, 2012 06:48:27   #
rose haft
 
I decided to try one made of ceramic because lighter weight containers like the coffee bins above jiggle & move when the yarn is being pulled unless David weighted them with something. I got it at an Amish like community in central Texas, Homestead Heritage. It has a spiral cut hole thru which the yarn travels. It's heavy enough to stay put while I'm using it.
Dec 9, 2012 07:12:24   #
Knitter153
 
I use one of my large plastic pitchers, but I really like the coffee can idea too.
Dec 9, 2012 08:23:56   #
cathy47
 
Well coffee cans I would use but I don't drink coffee that much. I have used Oatmeal boxes and I also have used a cereal bowl. To me they work as well as a zip lock bag, a grocery bag. I have used gift bags and more and they all make great "Yarn Bowls".
Dec 9, 2012 08:26:54   #
norm13
 
I Have a ceramic yarn bowl i bought from Etsy web site(I think that is how you spell the website). I like it but i did not pay attention to size when i purchased mine and i would have liked it to be larger, i have seen some beautiful ones on this site that were wooden.
 
Dec 9, 2012 08:34:41   #
pjcoldren
 
I use mine when I'm knitting from "balled" yarn at home - don't take it to knitting group with me (they have several dogs) and it's not big enough to put "skeined" yarns in. Love it. My bestest friend in the whole wide world bought it for me on Hatteras Island after I had admired it. It's ceramic. One strange thing - my cat and the little dog will go after my yarn if it's not in the bowl, but ignore it totally if it's in the bowl. Another reason to love it, as the little dog did 1.5 hours worth of untangling time in about 45 seconds one day.
Dec 9, 2012 08:41:51   #
flyty1n
 
I have a Larsan one of beautiful wood, and it gives me joy just in its beauty each time I knit. This one rarely leaves home.
For carry around, I have a large fake book, hollow inside, that I got at Hobby Lobby. It fits with the book I always take, and when I knit, I just open the lid.
Dec 9, 2012 08:46:51   #
KaitlanBlackrose
 
I use 2 liter soda bottles a lot of the time. Just rinse them out and cut off the bottom. Insert said yarn with the strand through the top whole and tape the bottom back on. Keeps pets and children out of it and will keep it clean.
Dec 9, 2012 09:22:54   #
oneofthegriffins
 
I got a beautiful wooden yarn bowl for Christmas last year. It is a small one, holding only one ball of yarn. I love it and use it all the time at home, but don't take it with me to class or my knitting group. I think my daughter ordered it from a site on Etsy, but I am not sure which one.
Dec 9, 2012 09:25:41   #
Sammy's Nana
 
KaitlanBlackrose wrote:
I use 2 liter soda bottles a lot of the time. Just rinse them out and cut off the bottom. Insert said yarn with the strand through the top whole and tape the bottom back on. Keeps pets and children out of it and will keep it clean.


Love this idea. So simple :thumbup:
 
Dec 9, 2012 09:28:41   #
SharonK1
 
If you have one of the old fashioned glass water pitchers from days gone by try that. They are a good size and the spout was made to let liquid pour but to keep the ice in so it provides a handy place for the yarn to run through.
Dec 9, 2012 09:32:24   #
cathy47
 
KaitlanBlackrose wrote:
I use 2 liter soda bottles a lot of the time. Just rinse them out and cut off the bottom. Insert said yarn with the strand through the top whole and tape the bottom back on. Keeps pets and children out of it and will keep it clean.


I plum forgot about that but my 2liter bottle is of the old type that had the black or orange bottoms that with a bit of work came apart then cut small amount of bottom off bottle and the bottle can be re-inserted into the bottom for holding yarn in place.
Dec 9, 2012 10:12:21   #
missyern
 
My daughter does ceramics and I sent her pictures of yarn bowls until she gave up and ordered two dozen to be glazed and fired. So - guess where I will get mine.
Dec 9, 2012 10:33:55   #
monel
 
I love using a yarn bowl, I got mine from a local artist at the farmers market.
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