Sometimes I’m jealous of knitters, it seems as if they always get the best stuff. Take yarn bowls for instance. These pretty bowls hold a ball of yarn and have slit or holes that feed out the yarn while keeping the ball from rolling away.
If I use a spool of thread, I have to put it away after each thread length I cut or hope it doesn’t roll somewhere to be lost for days or weeks. I decided it would be good to buy a yarn bowl. But I didn’t because they are just too big.
I’ve thought about alternatives such as using a small Rubbermaid or Tupperware container with a hole pierced in the lid. And I have thought about using one of the pretty small bowls I have/ But both have problems. The spools of thread pop out of the bowls because I’ll pull too hard and the thread comes over the rim. And the food storage containers are not very pretty.
But I have all those lovely orts. So I am going to use them to make thread bowls. I went searching the Web for tutorials and I found this easy one on Try it – Like it – Create it. It’s easy enough to do with kids and if you have a set of clear glass nesting bowls you can make them in several sizes. My plan is to cut slits in them as they dry. I’ll be making them with a friend and her daughter, who’s 9, early next month.