Do you use a yarn bowl while knitting? I never really did before but, lately, I’ve found that knitting bowls have become an essential tool in my arsenal. Why? One word: cats. Cats do make knitting hard sometimes, don’t they? Mine always think my yarn (and my needles, and my stitch markers…) are toys just for them and they are always eager to play. Luckily, my cat yarn bowl (because, obviously, I have a cat-shaped yarn bowl) keeps my yarn (and my project) safe and sound from playful felines.
What is a yarn bowl? Simply put, yarn bowls are bowls in which you put your yarn while knitting. They stop the ball of yarn from getting away from you, falling, and rolling away, and keep it close on hand. When I use a yarn bowl while knitting, I always know where my ball of yarn is, I know it won’t get loose and become a play toy, and I know it’s guarded from sneaky little paws.
Knitting bowls come in all kinds of materials (from wood to porcelain to ceramic) and shapes and patterns. So, if you love cats, a cat knitting bowl is the perfect choice! (Or should I say purrr-fect choice!)
Because of my love for all things cats and knitting, it’s only appropriate that I have a cat yarn bowl myself. My white ceramic yarn bowl is shaped like a cat and delightfully holds my yarn in place for whatever hat for cats I am currently knitting. If I do say so myself, mine is pretty awesome. But there are also a lot more options. Here are a few of my favorites…
Cat yarn bowls for knitters who love cats: