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… :)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

6 thoughts on “discover!

  1. rupa ?
    Sjajne ideje, bas sam se mislila kako bih mogla napraviti nesto za ovu upotrebu. Do sada sam drzala klupko u neseseru, pa zatvorim rajsfeslus …. ili u ciniji.
    Meni se cini da rupa sluzi ako hoces da razdvojis niti iz jednog klupka…. ?

    • Re: rupa ?
      Možda… Neke ipak nemaju rupu. Možda jednostavno možeš odabrati? Ili ako pleteš s više boja? Ali čini mi se da u ovo stane samo jedno klupko.

    Vrlo su zgodni ti držači za vunu, vidjela sam ih i prije, na osnovi te ideje planiram napraviti svoju verziju. Znaš kako izgledaju one loptice u kojima je igračka za sastavljanje u kinder jajetu? E ja imam takvu veliku iz uskršnjeg čokoladnog jajeta. Moram samo smisliti kako napraviti kanal glatkih rubova da ne zapinje vuna.

    • E pa to je super “uradi sam” ideja :) Teglice za cvijeće ionako imaju rupice na dnu, zar ne? Jedino bi trebalo nekako obraditi rupicu da bude glatka, da ne zapinje vuna za nju…

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