With any craft or hobby..... its's all about the tools. For me its the needles, the scissors, the stitch markers, the row counter and NOW....... the YARN BOWL.
The Yarn Bowl is not new........ just new to me (that is, one to call as my own).
A yarn bowl is a device to contain the yarn you are working with on a given project; it protects the yarn from rolling around the floor, keeping it from the toddler or from the kitty. It has a smooth finish, a J slot to pull the yarn through effortlessly, a "committment hole" and two holes to hold needles.
Loopy Yarns carrys beautiful yarn bowls handcrafted by a local artisan, Barbara Grunewald. I have admired them for months, they are all so beautiful, which does makes it quite hard to choose just one.
Barbara is constantly experimenting with finishes and firing techniques. Her work is gorgeous. Loopy Yarns offers a choice of 40+ different Yarn Bowls by Barbara Grunewald. If you are in Chicago, you must check them out.
I am seriously thinking about having one for the family room and one for upstairs.......AND THEN THERE WERE TWO.....maybe......
Enjoy each and every day.