I was shopping at the Made Local Society (such a great little shop, and they also have rooms that can be rented for artistic and creative pursuits) in Edmonton, and I COULD NOT stop touching this yarn bowl!
I looked at it again and again, debating about whether I really needed a yarn bowl, and in the end decided that no one really needs a yarn bowl. Then I went home and thought about the yarn bowl for three days -- it was really hard to stop thinking about this amazing yarn bowl. Is it just me who is freaky that way? In the end -- and you've probably guessed this already -- I dragged H back to the shop with me to get it, I splurged on it and I don't regret for a second. It's so beautiful and it's useful. Of course you can make your own yarn bowl, you can use a regular bowl (or any container, for that matter) to hold your yarn ball, but it makes me feel so happy to see my yarn spinning around in this bowl when I'm knitting. I'd been looking for a yarn bowl for a long time, but had never seen one so big before.
So far the only "bad" thing about it is that I can't carry it everywhere with me! I like to have my yarn ball in something, so when I'm not knitting in front of the TV or the computer I usually put the ball in a project bag.