A new discovery! I love Etsy, but I am a complete anti-talent for searching efficiently and/or browsing. I get bored going through tons of stuff (even if it is all great) and give up before I can get to those truly special finds… That is why I love Etsy newsletters, which bring a little cheer to me every day. :) And today, they brought me a discovery, in the shape of a yarn bowl! I had not known of the existence of such a thing before! And of course it exists, how could it not? I guess on a day when Kate is inspiring us to think about various ways of knitting on the go, this isn’t the most appropriate post (I don’t think you’ll be taking your yarn bowl with you to knit on the tube), but I must share my discovery!
And as this seller suggests, not only does it stop your ball from running away, it helps it hide from (overly) curious pets. I don’t have one (of any kind, curious or not), but it is in my long term plans to get a kitty, and this seems like a great way to keep her away from yarn.
So simple yet so practical! I feel like somewhere in the back of my head the idea for this had formed some time ago, but I don’t think I ever looked it up. (I guess not only kittens are interested in yarn!)
One of these lovelies is definitely going on my wishlist…
One thing confuses me though. There is a slit and there is a hole. It seems more logical to me to put the yarn through the hole, but in all the photos it is pulled through the slit. Am I missing something? And if so, what is the hole for then?
And this one comes with a complementary mug. This person must really know the soul of a knitter – tea and yarn :)
And not to mention the fact that they are wonderful items of pottery in their own right. I’ll tell you a secret – pottery was my first shy excursion into the world of creating things, I took one class on ceramics in college and have been craving to go back to it ever since. However, in my class we did artsy ceramics, conceptual items, which was fun and enjoyable, but I always prefer making something that has a utilitarian aspect as well. I have been dreaming of creating plates, cereal bowls and mugs ever since. Unfortunately, lack of time, resources and, sadly, places that teach that kind of stuff, has prevented me. For now. I shall add yarn bowls to my list of ‘to create some day’ things. I have the confidence that it will become more than a list some day. :)
I should point out that clicking on any of the photos will take you to the seller’s site on etsy (I hope I have managed to do this right!). And, um, does it show that I have an obsession with green? I was unaware of it myself until I took a look at this post… :)