Yarn Bowls


Looking for a last minute gift? This yarn bowl from Twig & Horn popped up on my Pinterest feed today and would make a fabulous holiday present. From the shop:

Yarn bowls are the solution to keeping your yarn from rolling away and falling to the farthest corner behind the sofa (where it inevitably falls in with the no-good dust bunny crowd). Guide fine- or heavy-gauge yarns down the slot to the opening, where it will stay safe and secure while you knit, yet ready to release the yarn without breaking if needed. Turned by hand in Maine from American birch, and finished with natural oils for protection. Each sturdy yet light bowl is unique—no two are alike.

I am a big fan of my own yarn bowl and use it all the time. Made from reclaimed ash and finished with a natural wax, mine is from Mountain Street Arts on Etsy (who doesn't appear to be selling them currently). I've compiled a short list of other Etsy yarn bowls at the bottom of this post.

My yarn bowl: The perfect size at 6 by 2 3/4 inches.

My yarn bowl: The perfect size at 6 by 2 3/4 inches.

In My Own Knitting Corner


My craft supplies, from my yarn and fabric stash to my knitting needles, have always dominated a good chunk of my home. In recent years that's meant the dresser top in Eric's and my bedroom. But now that we have our own place with a home office I've created a corner just for crafting. (Actually, my knitting stuff is everywhere, including the living room and our bedroom, but let's not get into that.) 

The truth is I rarely knit in this little corner as I prefer to work on projects in front of the TV or on the go. Still, I spend a good deal of time kneeling on the floor in front of my tools and notions brainstorming new and exciting projects. Having all my fabric and all my needles in one place is divine! Someday I'll hopefully pair down my stash enough to keep a basket of yarn by the chair too.

Where do you keep your craft supplies? Do you have a corner designated for tools and stashes or is everything everywhere? I'd love to hear about it!