So I listed my XL yarn bowl. Here's what the photo looked like:
Pretty, right? But how can anyone tell what size it is? I have written the dimensions in the listing. ( 7" high x 9" across). I tell you that it holds a one pound skein of yarn. That sounds uhm, medium size, maybe?
Yet, when people get this yarn bowl, they are usually blown away by how BIG it is. So, I came up with an idea. I'm going to show how big it is!
This XL Yarn Bowl can hold seven cans of veggies.
Nine paperback books fit into this Cindy Douglass XL Yarn Bowl.
Twelve boxes fit in this yarn bowl. Ok, That's twelve 4" x 4" x 4" boxes flattened, but that counts, right? There are TWELVE of them in this bowl!
And there are 20 music CDs shown in this XL Cindy Douglass yarn bowl.
I hope this helps give you an idea of the size and dimensions of my extra large yarn bowls.
It kind of amazed me how much will fit into one of these yarn bowls!
You can find a Cindy Douglass Extra Large Yarn Bowl here.
Here's an idea for a nice day trip this weekend: You can see some of my work at Twisted Laurel Gallery located at 221 Locust St in Spruce Pine, NC.
I hope that every American is enjoying this birthday of our nation.
This 15" platter will be at the Joara Pottery Festival in Morganton, NC.
My father was huge into computers back when people thought computers were just a sci fi story feature.
Dad wanted me to "go into computers". I fought it a very long time.
"Computer robots will do the factory jobs better than humans." Dad said with enthusiam.
Lately, I've been going through some emotional changes. At the same time, I seem to be drawn to making clay bottles and jars. I call this phase "Looking for answers in a bottle".
I had a whole series of clay bottles made. They were really lovely. They were lost in a bag wall collapse in a recent wood kiln firing. It was sad, but I luckily I still have a lot of questions on my mind. So look for more bottles from me in the future.
One clay bottle was placed in a different part of the kiln. It survived. I am so very happy about this one!
If you are into totem animals, octopi is said to represent spirituality.
This octopus jar stands about 19 inches high. The mottling on the octopus color is an artistic blend of three different glazes. The suction sections are a creamy white with a blush of pink.
The clay bottle has been treated with oxide stains to create the impression of rust. Computer motherboard style runs adorn the jar. Industrial type hardware suggestions in clay also complement the look.
This clay bottles hints at answers in the abundant white glaze that runs from the lip of the jar.
This is a beautiful piece of ceramic art, and is available for purchase at
Xanadu Gallery .
I recently was asked to make a yarn bowl with a goat on it. I thought that was a good idea, (please click READ MORE below) so I agreed to make one.
Many people buy yarn bowls by looks alone, unaware of the varied functions a proper yarn bowl serves to the knitter and crocheter. Here is the difference between a right and left handed yarn bowl, and why a properly positioned yarn channel keyhole is important to you.
The yarn channel cut into the side of a yarn bowl is useful for allowing you to place and remove your work-in-progress from the bowl without cutting the yarn. This is great when you want to switch projects, or are taking your project with you on the run.
In most yarn bowls that feature a yarn channel, the end of the yarn channel usually has a channel keyhole, a circular section. This is the location where yarn should leave the bowl to be held and knitted in your hand. When the yarn travels across the low angled keyhole, the keyhole helps smooth out traveling yarn to help promote proper tension.
When a yarn bowl helps to maintain a proper tension, the hands and wrists of a knitter have less stress. This allows for more enjoyable knitting and helps to make more uniform stitches.
The angle of a yarn channel keyhole should also accommodate your knitting style to get the best from your bowl. See the image showing the knitting twins.
If a person is a left handed knitter, or a Continental knitter (a right handed person knitting with yarn set to their left side), then they will likely find better enjoyment from a left handed yarn bowl.
Notice the tension keyhole of both bowls in the image to the left. See how the yarn naturally wants to flow from the keyhole to the knitters' hands?
Now see in the image to the right how a
wrong-handed-bowl-for-you offers little to no help in maintaining proper tension as the yarn slides around the yarn channel, up and down, as the person knits. The bowl helps the yarn ball stay put, so it is some help, but not as much help as it should be with the tension control.
Getting the right bowl for your style of knitting and/or crocheting is important. It helps you to keep the right tension for your yarn project while helping to reduce some of the stress in your fingers and wrists.
Here's what other people had to say about Cindy Douglass Yarn Bowls.
"Cindy,...The yarn bowl is awesome! helps me keep the tension right." ~Jessica S.
"I sit on the bed and knit. I was happily surprised that the bowl sits so steadily on the bed. I don't know how I've lived without one of these for so long!" ~ Bridget M.
"I am absolutely delighted to have this yarn bowl. I never had used one before but am spoiled now and won't crochet without one again! " ~ Maggie B.
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