This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Knitting Bowl

Chanukkah is come and gone, and I got a yarn bowl this year! I have to admit that I already have one, but it is packed away and in storage. This year saw the arrival of a new bowl. There are some great things about this bowl. First, it was made by my favourite local potter, Peter Grams. Since 1987 I have bought something from him every year, and since he dates everything, I can trace the path of my purchases. Second, it is blue, my favourite colour. And third, it was given to me by my friend Shari, who rather than enabling my yarn whoredom, gave me instead an accessory that will be useful as well as beautiful.

This is a close view, with a skein of Shibui sock yarn in the bowl.

This is a slightly different view.

I have already used my yarn bowl, and I love the way the yarn stays put and doesn't go flying across my work space (which is usually my bed, since it's the place where I usually sit whilst knitting). I'm excited to have this new bowl, and am looking forward to enjoying it for a long time to come. I've put a link to Peter's website, but here it is again, just in case anyone is in need of a yarn bowl this year:

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