Yarn Bowl Giveaway

We are giving away one exclusive Nice and Knit yarn bowl, hand thrown by Muddy Brook Potters.   Leave us a comment with the number of days, months or years you have been knitting, and you will be entered into our giveaway.  We love our yarn bowls and know that you will too!

(Yes, if you have never knit a day in your life, but have big plans – zero counts.  Or, if you have no knitting aspirations, but would love a yarn bowl to give to someone, just leave us a comment saying “hello!”)

Leave your comment by Thursday, at midnight.  Kara will pick our yarn bowl winner on Friday morning!

117 Comments on “Yarn Bowl Giveaway

  1. I learned to knit when I was in the Brownies, so that would mean I’ve been knitting for over 50 years!

  2. I am thinking it has been about three years. I started by knitting some beaded belts and then many months later I really got knitting! What fun!

  3. I learned to knit when I was about 6 and then did not knit until I made a blanket and sweater when I was expecting my oldest daughter who is 34.

  4. Wow. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway. Love those bowls! I have been knitting 2 years and 2 months and totally addicted:). I call it stick passion!

  5. I have been knittiing for a little over a year now, thanks to some very patient and kind friends ;) Kara- wondering how the magic loop went for you with Matt’s socks? Thinking of trying it out for sleeves on a sweater for one of my kiddos….thoughts or advice??

    • Hey Erin! I’m having great luck with magic loop and would definitely recommend it for the sleeves. You just have to make sure you’re working with a long enough cord on the circular. I think it needs to be at least 32″. Also, the video I watched mentioned that at the beginning of each row you want to pull the yarn a little snug for the first stitch which was a great tip so that you don’t end up with ladders. Highly recommend it, for me it’s much more comfortable and more relaxing than working with DPNs.

  6. My Grandmother taught me to knit when I was young & I never really “took” to it. I picked it up again last spring & have been knitting up a storm ever since! (my grandmother is still around & very impressed with my new found passion for knitting!)

  7. My grandmother taught me to knit about 25 years ago. However, I’ve only been serious about it for the last 4 when my high school best friend got pregnant and I took up my needles again.

  8. A friend brought me along to a knitting shop and I have been knitting ever since. It has been over 3 years.

  9. I bought a little book with Tips for Quilters that was a compilation of comments, suggestions and ideas brought together from many knitters and teachers. . .one of the comments was to get something like this to hold the yarn while knitting. I am only knitting about 5 months and have three projects in work! Yikes, how did that happen?

  10. Well my grandma taught me when I was 12 I believe, but I didn’t really do much with it, then my sister Katie (yes THAT Katie) came to visit me in Illinois and brought her knitting needles along and I picked it up again I believe that was about 2 years ago. As a side note Cheryl your oldest daughter MIGHT not be very happy with you telling her age Just saying :)

  11. I’m now 24 and originally learned how to knit when I was 8 in Girl Scouts. Unfortunately, I had the attention span of an 8 year-old and soon moved on to something else. Fast forward 12 years and I rediscovered my love of knitting and haven’t stopped since. Talk about muscle memory–the motion came back immediately!

  12. Eight years knitting. I was on eight months bedrest with my daughter. Five during pregnancy and three after. I learned to knit to survive.

  13. I have been knitting for 15 years. these bowls are gorgeous. I have always been a big believer in having good looking and functional tools.

  14. I’ve learned to cast on – on my honeymoon (almost seven years ago) and have been knitting regularly for about four years.

  15. I learned to knit when I was about 8 – my Mam and Nanny showed me – I knit Barbie clothes, Scarves and lots of squares/ rectangles lol. I started regularly knitting again about 2 1/2 years ago after I had my first daughter and am knitting dolls clothes again! heehee

  16. In 7th grade we had a choice to learn to crochet or knit. I chose crochet because I thought on hook would surely be easier than 2 needles. Well, crochet wasn’t my thing…I didn’t have a great teacher either. I tried to teach myself because I loved yarn, but finally gave up. Fast forward 14 years and I gave knitting a try when I found a LionBrand teach yourself to knit kit and haven’t put my needles down for 14 years :) Those yarn bowl are beautiful!

  17. My mom taught me to knit 10-15 years ago, but I just recently picked it up again. I love those bowls! So beautiful!

  18. I taught myself using You-Tube videos in February 2011 after a challenge from a dear friend. I love the flexibility of sticking a project in my bag especially when waiting at the dentist or doctor, etc. I would love to give my friend a yarn bowl, cause I just bought one for myself. :-)

  19. Ahem…it’s been approximately three weeks. Will it help my chances to win one of those sweet little bowls if I can claim a Ryan girl as my teacher?

  20. I’ve never used a yarn bowl but love all pottery so I’m sure that I’d love yarn bowls too! I’ve been knitting for oh, about 21 years… I learnt when I was 6 :)

  21. I’ve been crocheting since the second grade, but I learned to knit about 5 years ago at this point. Love the beautiful bowls!

  22. The first time I learned to knit was when my grandma taught me, oh around 8 1/2 years ago. Since that didn’t stick, last year – 7 months ago – I took some “refresher” classes :-)

  23. I have been knitting for a little over a year and was taught by my daughter. I started by making a few dishcloths which had very large holes, and since then have worked on a few harder projects including a pair of warm felted slipper, which I love!

  24. I’ve been knitting for about 2 years however there is so much more that I need to learn! This bowls are beautiful! I’ve never owned one.

  25. My mother taught me how to knit when I was a young girl-I made cute hats and sweaters for my own kids when they were young(my oldest is now 15) and now I have been knitting obsessively for about 4 years and my Mom is very impressed with my FO!

  26. Lost count on years… Great bowl! If you don’t win one you should definately buy one!!!! They work great!

  27. My first “real” knitting lessons was 20 days ago. Oh boy, right? And I’m waiting impatiently on more yarn so I can finish my first project. :) It’s been fun!

  28. It has been almost three years for me. I started a baby blanket for a little boy. and had it finished by the time his little brother was born. Since then and in between I have tried many other projects and I have decided that I like fast projects the best!!!

  29. My grammie taught me when I was about 8. In no way do I consider myself an avid knitter, but I taught my mom and she loves it… she would appreciate this SO much as a Mother’s Day gift!!!

  30. OOOoooh – such a beautiful work of art! Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve been knitting obsessively since May 2010 — as a former crocheter, I was determined to teach myself to knit…haven’t looked back since :)

  31. I have been knitting for about a year and a half. It has become an obsession and i knit every single day and can’t imagine not knitting! By the way your site is BEAUTIFUL!

  32. Awesome # of comments girls! I’ve been knitting since October 2011 thanks to Katie. As much as i’d love a bowl count me out on this one…I’m headed to Starbuck’s :)! I’ve also been seriuosly hinting that i’d like one for my birthday.

  33. I’ve been knitting for about 8 years now. I love the yarn bowl and I just might have to keep an eye on your father’s etsy page for the beautiful mugs as well. They jsut go so fast!!!

  34. I have been knitting for 3 weeks. I love it! I use it to motivate myself (i.e. after dusting the house, I can knit 3 rows, etc.).

  35. I learned in Girl Guides when I was about 8, but only started knitting seriously about 5 years ago. Now I can’t go a day without needles in my hands!

  36. My grandma taught me to knit when I was 6 or 7. 50+ years later I am still knitting and can feel her presence when I pick up my needles. As a matter of fact, some of the needles I am still using were originally hers.

  37. My sister in law taught me how to knit 6 years ago and I have been doing it ever since. I love the feeling of finishing a project and giving hand knit gifts.

  38. I’ve been knitting for about 5 years. Due to hand paing, I had to quit crochet after 30+ years, so I just picked up the needles and taught myself to knit. Thank goodnes the pain didn’t come along for the ride! The bowls are lovely, thanks for the opportunity.

  39. 6 years. I’ve been wanting a yarn bowl but it’s one of those things I’d have trouble buying for myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. I started in October 2011…you can count me out of the drawing, I bought one around December and it works and looks great!

  41. Oooh, so pretty, I have been knitting for about two and a half years, since my daughter was about 6 months old :)

  42. Well, I was taught by my mum as a tot, so officially it’s been 32 years, but really…..I’m better at crochet. So this year I’m going to conquer my fear and work on increasing and decreasing in my knitting and hopefully by the end of the year I’ll be able to do it without dropping stitches.

  43. I have only done crocheting…but I would give it to my 82 year old mom who has probably been knitting 6 hours a day since 19 or 20 and she is a former potter!!

  44. I have knit casually on and off for about 15 years – I became a serious (aka a bit obbessive) knitter about 8 years ago. I share my love of yarn and all things knitting with my mom! Enjoy your blog!

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  46. What a nice idea! Much better than having the ball of yarn drag around on the floor accumulating dog hair and who knows what else. . . I need this.

    • I’ve been knitting for 12ish years. Stopped and started when my kids were babies. Oh those early projects which I worked so hard are horrible. Dropped stitches, purl instead of knit, rough edges

  47. I’ve been crocheting for about a dozen years, but only started knitting about 3 years ago, when I started knitting every day for Lent. I hated it when I first started, because I could make things so much faster and easier with crochet, but by the end of Lent I was hooked, and I mostly knit now.

  48. My Mother had a great mantra, you could,” NEVER SIT AROUND THE TELEVISION IDLE !!!!!!!” So she taught me how to knit! I’d say I’ve been knitting for about 45 years and I’m only 54!

  49. Oooooh, I have wanted a yarn bowl for ever and ever! I learned to knit when I was about 10 years old, so that’s 26 years – but it’s only the last 6 years or so that I’ve become completely cuckoo obsessed. :-)

  50. I have knitting since few months, just knit and purl stitch, but it is so beautiful :-) thank you for this giveaway, veronica

  51. Erm, I can do the basics, and have been able to since I was little, so I guess about 25years. Crochet is my things though – I can use a yarn bowl for that, yes?!

  52. I’ve been knitting for about 11 years. On and off for the first 5 years and pretty consistently for the past 6 years. I would love, love, LOVE this yarn bowl!!

  53. Yarn bowls rock! I have been knitting for about 3 years. Started with a scarf that took 6 months to finish and now I am spinning my own yarn. Talk about an obsession . . . .;-)

  54. Ooh, I’ve always wanted a yarn bowl, and this one is so beautiful!! I’d use it all the time. I’ve been knitting seriously for 6 years now, but I learned back when I was about 7 or 8 years old, from my grandmother. Every now and then through the years I’d knit a scarf or something. I wish I had been doing it seriously back when I was in university- it would’ve been great to knit during lectures. Oh well. hindsight is 20-20.

  55. I started knitting in grade school and then stopped for a long time, but picked it up again, knitting regularly over the last 20 years or so.

  56. 11 years, 11 months, and 11 days since I started knitting. I began the day I found out I was pregnant with my first child! ;)

  57. When I saw 83 comments, I couldn’t believe it. But when I saw the beautiful yarn bowls, I understood why. I learned to knit from my mother when I was a kid — over 40 years ago (okay maybe it’s more like 55+ years) but have only gotten into it more in the last 1 1/2 years when my mother was at Woodlake and I needed something to do while hanging out there.

  58. Approximately two years ago I took up knitting to pass the time while pregnant with my son. I was on bed rest at the time and it was the best thing I could have done at the time. I was hooked and occupied!

  59. Melinda is teaching my daughters and me to knit. My girls are loving it. I am too but so far all I have is a pair of needles and two skeins of yarn. Melinda cast on for me, but I decided my knitting looked so diasterous that I unraveled it! I hope she is patient with me. Love your website. You are very creative, and my daughters love your projects.

  60. Since working with your sister, I have decided to relearn to knit. I use to knit years ago, then had a knitting machine for several years, but have decided to knit by hand again.

  61. These are wonderful.
    I have been a knitter for about 10 yrs this month. I had been in and out of the hospital three times and my mother signed me up for knitting lessons and I went from there.
    Knitting has gotten me through some rough times. It is what keeps me grounded.

  62. I started knitting a few years ago, but only knit for one winter. However, I am planning on starting again now that I have more time.

  63. I first learned to knit in 4H probably 25 or so years ago (that sounds old!) but forgot it. A few years ago my sister-in-law Sarah taught me again. Hope you get to 100 comments!

  64. The beautiful pieces I have been seeing by all you expert knitters inspired me to start knitting:) One of my best friends is teaching me..I started about two weeks ago and loving it so far!!

  65. Hmm… I’m hoping you hit 100 by noon! As you know, I once learned from Grandma Ryan, but didn’t remember it. I truly learned right after Christmas 2011 from 3 of my sisters. (ahem.) I love it, and can’t wait to have more time to figure out some harder patterns.

  66. My mom taught me how to knit when I was in middle school and I just didn’t take to it – but when my son was little I wanted him to have something homemade (to take out into the big wide world of daycare) so I have been Knitting for about 5 years – The bowls are absolutely beautiful!

  67. I used to spend my summers with my grandparents on our family farm. One summer, to keep me occupied and calm at the age of six, my grandmother taught me to knit… That was 22 years ago and my grandmother’s gone now, but I am still knitting and thinking of her!

  68. I started crocheting when I was 10, my great aunt on my mom’s side taught me. My cousin Laura had taught me to knit sometime before that, not sure exactly when but it has been awhile, over half my life :)

  69. I learned when I was a kid and never finished a project. I preferred to crochet until last month when I discovered circular needles and a pattern I’m super excited to finish!

  70. I have been knitting for 2 years. A friend taught me – the first time she tried to teach me, there were tears and I learned how to crochet instead… I tried again a year later and got bitten by the knitting bug! I think the yarn bowls are lovely!

  71. I learned to knit whan I was a CampFire Girl…so I have been knitting for over 50 years. I share my love of knitting with one of my daughters. We have a great time together yarn shopping and sharing ideas. We both enjoy your blog.

  72. I started knitting last October, so about 5 months! It’s slow going, but I love it! and I love becoming inspired by your blog!

  73. Love these! I taught my self to knit last year and now that I am laid up with a back injury and I just taught myself to crochet. So I have lots of yarn laying around:)

  74. I’ve been crocheting since I was 7 years old. I haven’t learned how to knit yet, but maybe Melinda can teach me sometime. I hear she is a great teacher!!

  75. I’ve been knitting for about four years now. I learned in high school and in the past year or two I’ve really gotten into it!
    …the bowls are gorgeous and awesome!

  76. I have been knitting since the weekend of Feburary 12th… when i was out in Rockville for Lydia’s wedding! I seen your blog and decided I found my new hobby! We stayed at Mark and Ashley Lanz’s and she helped me get started! Even sent me home with needles and yarn! I bought a book, did some youtube video watching and now I’m working on a scarf!! An easy beginner scarf, but a scarf! So thanks to you Rockville girls, my 15 month old rules the house during the day…because I’m knitting! ;)

  77. I have never knitted a stitch in my life…BUT I’ve seen that you hooked your sisters – the photographer/nurse and Creative Memories consultant who share the same interests as me. So maybe I’ll have to try it sometime! Besides I’d love a yarn bowl created by your dad. I love his pottery. Keep up the good work on your blog.

  78. My best friend taught me how to knit. She might regret it when I show up at any hour with a knitting emergency, but I am loving it!

  79. I have been knitting maybe 5 years but still consider my self a beginner as there are so many things I don’t know how to do as yet, still learning! Knitting is my stress buster the more I knit the more I learn! I have lots of knitting tools but do not have a yarn bowl but these are beautful!

  80. These remind of beautiful bowls that I saw in Japan! I should have snapped them up when I saw them. I am glad to know that they are available in the USA.

  81. I am a self-taught knitter of omg 13 years or so. I read several books and with a lot of trial and error I was knitting! For some reason the process is more important than the product for me. Also when I was pregnant with my son in 2009 I totally lost my mojo for 2 1/2 yrs. Happy to say I recently welcomed it back!

  82. Been knitting on/off for 20+ years. My Mom taught me when I was about 8-10 years old. She was an excellent knitter. She often did custom projects for clients. I have fond memories of her knitting in the living room, in the car, on vacation…you name it! And the apple don’t fall far from the tree!

    I still have the B&W Jack Frost pattern booklet, circa 1965, that she used to knit our mittens. As well as two sweaters that she made me that I aspire to fit into again.

    I have all her needles and bits of yarn that I used when I was 8-10 years old. She died 5 years ago so it’s great to have this connection to her….

  83. Your blog is beautiful and I love your photographs! Thanks for leaving a comment with me on my blog… now I found you guys! Taught myself to knit in the hot summer of Atlanta randomly 1 1/2 years ago making drink coasters… weird I know. I grew up in Chicago loving the cold and had always wanted to learn. Now I can knit wear for all seasons! :)

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