>What a beautiful and practical invention I just found
on the blog of Wool
mountain. A YARN BOWL, made by Julie Knowles Pottery. Of course, there are cats to consider, but as a gift to that special knitter friend, knitting outside and having yarn collect nasty odds and ends and rolling away under the  bushes, this might be the perfect gift: with this bowl yarn will reach the needles in pristine condition! PS: no relations whatsoever to Julie, just yarn-green with envy…