Yarn Bowls

DSC00413Thanks for all of your sweet comments about the Loopy Tumblers that we sent out in the Anniversary Kits this year. So many of you have fond memories of growing up with Mary Hadley Pottery (or you have collected it yourself for years). It was fun to work with them on the tumblers this past spring. Of course, we couldn’t just leave it at tumblers, now, could we? (Because Loopy looks too darned cute, “Hadley-fied”). So we have a few more options coming in late September for you. We’ll fill you in as soon as they start arriving.

DSC00401I did want to show you one new piece now – our new Loopy Ewe Yarn Bowl! We’re taking pre-orders on it, starting today. I have a good number of them currently being made (due in stock in mid-September) but I know that many of you like to pre-order things like this, so that you’re sure to get one from the first batch that comes in. We will continue to have these made – it’s not a one time deal. But if you want to get in on the first shipment of them, you’re welcome to email us (support@theloopyewe.com) to get your name on the pre-order list.

DSC00397What IS a yarn bowl, anyway? Well, it’s great for yarn management – for containing yarn balls/cakes while you’re knitting. You set your yarn in the bowl and thread it through the hole, and it keeps your yarn in one spot, unwinding smoothly as you go. No more cakes and balls rolling around on the floor or jumping out of your lap as you knit. (Of course this does take some of the fun away from your pets, if they’re prone to want to chase the moving yarn balls. So you might need to think about this.) Each bowl has been hand-painted by one of the Hadley artists, then glazed and kiln-fired at 2100 degrees fahrenheit. You could also eat a very large bowl of ice cream out of it, but you’d have to eat fast, before it starts to melt and drip out of the yarnhole….

DSC00405Our Loopy Ewe Yarn Bowl is approx. 3″ high and 7″ across. I’ve shown it with one skein of worsted Dream in Color Classy caked up. It’s a great size for all weights, from laceweight to Aran. The cost of the bowl is $40, and it does need to ship on its own, so that we can pack it up safely for travel. We will let you know just as soon as they arrive. I hope you like them as much as we do. I love knitting with mine!

Sheri happythatweekendsbringmoreknittingtime


  1. You must have read my mind. When I received my tumbler, I couldn’t help thinking that Loopy would look cute on all sorts of pottery. I want a Loopy cereal bowl and a loopy mug with a handle!

  2. Fantastic! I have never heard of such a thing as a “yarn bowl”. It is clever, practical and oh so cute to look at. I will definitely get one. Who could resist? Why resist? Just get one!

  3. Love the yarn bowl. I’m glad the weekend’s here. Gift knitting time. I “worked off” the last of the gift yarn at LYS this afternoon. Now I just have to knit them all.

  4. OH! I have a set with horses and a dog bowl for my pup. I love it. I have to see if I can scrape up $40.00. LOVE this. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVE THIS!!

  5. Please, please, no more Mary Hadley! I love this pottery almost as much as I love yarn! I am in BIG trouble now. :<)

  6. I did not get to sit down to send a note on the Anniversary package. I loved every bit of it. That little tumbler is too cute!! And made in the USA. That means it is absolutely safe!! I live in KY and am thrilled you are supporting these wonderful artists. I just gotta have a bowl.

  7. Sherri how can I pre order the yarn bowls, I would like at least 6, 2 for me and each of my daughters.
    The design is wonderful

  8. Ooh!!! Hadley Pottery is just a few miles away from us and we’ve been there several times – wonderful wonderful pieces. I’m so glad you had them make a yarn bowl for TLE!!!

  9. I swear Sherri you have read my mind. I really wanted to see more Loopy Hadley items. And I have wanted a yarn bowl for some time–I really hate caking or re-caking from a bowl and then chasing that jumping ball all over the place! My LYS had yarn bowls, but they were just a bit blah to look at. I am SO glad I waited!! Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got up your sleeve!

  10. I love the idea conceptually, but I think that both Victor Dog and Saru-Chan Cat would have a field day trying to do things like bat at the yarn or eat it while I was knitting. I really do have to keep the yarn pretty much in my lap while I am working with it.

  11. I love it! I was just thinking this morning that I must send an email about how I love he Loopy mug, and now here’s something else!

    How do we pre-order?


  12. So cute!! But when I first clicked on the blog, I was thinking cereal bowls-that way I could by a whole set 🙂

  13. Hi Sheri, I just hope this note is not to late! Could you pre-order this adorable bowl for myself. I seldom knit for myself, so this is called “Spoil Myself Good Today”-that is if this is the way I order a wonderful knitting bowl. I have seen lots of these type bowls as I travel, but this is the one I have to have. So tell me, is this how to get my TLE knitting bowl? If not let know how to get one.

    Hugs, D from MN

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