Yarn Bowl and a Lovely Stack


A few weeks ago we took a family staycation and ended up at a local pottery painting place. We took forever to pick what we wanted to paint. I finally chose this yarn bowl that I spotted at the last minute! I’ve always wanted a yarn bowl, they’re always so pretty. Then came the challenge as to what to actually paint on this bowl, so I decided to keep it simple and neutral. We got to pick up our pieces last week after they had been fired. It was so fun to see what they looked like! Like unwrapping a little present (even though we knew what was inside). It’s amazing to see their transformation.


My friend Holly makes these really cool needle gauges and I’m ready to put it to work.


I’m excited to start knitting something after taking the summer inadvertently off, so now that it’s getting cooler here I’m getting the itch again. I was so close to finishing my first sweater when I ran out of matching yarn, still trying to decide what to do about that. Maybe a short-sleeved sweater? I dunno.


Lastly, the kind folks at Robert Kaufman sent me this super pretty stack of their new Kona colors! I never get stacks of fabric with so many choices like this, so it’s fun just to look at! I’ll use it though, promise. And if you’ve made it this far, I’m working on another free pattern for Robert Kaufman for one of their new lines debuting at Quilt Market. I know you’ll love it!


Oh, and I’ll pick the winner of the Gramercy Fabric bundle giveaway and share it in my next post! It was super fun times reading through what prints you liked and what you might make with Gramercy! It’s good stuff!

21 thoughts on “Yarn Bowl and a Lovely Stack

  1. emily says:

    i love the yarn bowl. so modern and breezy! can’t wait to see what you knit!

  2. Holly says:

    You need to take another pottery class and make me a yarn bowl please! I love it! :). Thanks for the knitting gauge love, you’re the best!

  3. Martha says:

    I love your new yarn bowl. It is so stylish
    Looking forward to seeing what you make with those new fabrics. All the colors are beautiful

  4. Cheree says:

    Love the yarn bowl. I wanted one forever as well; broke down last year and bought one from an artisan on Etsy and love it!

  5. billiemick says:

    Great yarn bowl. I’ve never seen one before. Look at all that lovely Kona!!!

  6. gail says:

    I love the way yarn bowls look but I’ve never used one — does it work? If you recommend it, I’ll put it on my wish list! 🙂

  7. kristin says:

    oh i love it! funny thing – i just did gold plusses on brown kraft paper for my sister’s birthday card. pretty sure it’s that cotton + steel influence…

  8. farmquilter says:

    Adorable yarn bowl!!! Perfect painting on it!!! Oh, my…those stacks of Kona had me drooling!

  9. Fiona Forsyth says:

    How delicious does that fabric look! What a fantastic idea with the yarn bowl; I have never seen one before!

  10. Carla says:

    A yarn bowl! Very cool. I want one : )

  11. Jane D. says:

    That yarn bowl is gorgeous! You should be very proud.

    How short are you on yarn for your sweater? Sometimes if it’s just one skein, I’ve had luck looking through destashes on Ravelry for an extra little bit, and if the dye lots don’t match exactly you could try alternating skeins with the original yarn.

  12. Chiqui Beneytez says:

    The bowl is really cool! I love it!!!

  13. Anita says:

    I agree with you, it is a pretty stack of fabric. Oh the possibilities….

  14. the yarn bowl is so pretty! it’s so YOU. I love what you painted on it. simple is good!

    and Mylanta, that kona stack is delicious! can’t wait to see your project for RK!

  15. I love the yarn bowl, I’ve been thinking of taking the kids to a make your own pottery place lately and I think this is the motivation to finally get over there! Thanks and lucky you on the fabric bundle so much loveliness!

  16. symondezyn says:

    Ah I’ve always wanted a yarn bowl – what a great idea making your own special one! 🙂

  17. Ines says:

    I have never seen a yarn bowl before and I love it!

    Hugs Ines♥

  18. Sara says:

    I love your blog!

  19. Donna Baker says:

    I love your yarn bowl!! I actually use a mixing bowl with a binder clip for mine but yours is so much more fun! love the design you painted.

  20. Shannon says:

    Dying over that stack of solids! That is one thing I never seem to have in my stash. Solids. I need to get my hands on that lovely!

  21. Gorgeoues bowl, gorgeous fabrics. I have never had a yarn bowl, I would love to know what you think of it after using it.

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