onsdag den 17. april 2013

Strikkeballe -- Knittingbowl

     Hvis man googler "strikkeballe" på nettet, får man 1 hit - og linket virker ikke.  Jeg kender ordet fra en gammel børnebog, hvor hovedpersonen forærer en sådan til sin mor og en søster. Hvis man staver ordet "strikke-balje", vil ODS fortælle at det er: "en. lille, baljelignende beholder af træ ell. porcelæn brugt i ældre tid til opbevaring af garnnøgle ell. strikketøj." 
     Det lader til mest at blive brugt synonymt med strikkekurv, men det er altså en både nyttig og praktisk ting. Nemlig en lille skål, hvori man lægger sit garnnøgle, så det ikke triller rundt over hele gulvet, men pænt bliver hvor man lagde det.  Det er også smart hvis man strikker med flere farver, da man så ikke får rodet trådene håbløst sammen.

For anden gang i dag. Link til Strikkeonsdag hos Small Things.

 - - - - -

Linking once again with Small Things' Yarn Along.

In Danish the word "knittingbowl" is mostly used as a synonym for knitting basket. That's a pity, because a knittingbowl is a practical thing. It is a small bowl  with or without a hole or slit for the yarn(s). I just use a regular, and very ugly old bowl on a foot. It is from the 70ties, where everything was either orange or brown, but it works, and keeps my yarn from rolling all over the floor and getting tangled if I have more than one ball of yarn.


  • Min strikkeballe. En skål fra 70'erne, dengang alt skulle være orange eller brunt, farven er ikke god med lilla garn i, men det er ikke udseendet det kommer an på her. Den virker efter hensigten
  • My knitting bowl. The colour of the bowl clashes with the multicoloured yarn, but it's not the looks that counts here. 



6 kommentarer:

  1. I have a knitting bowl my daughter bought for me. It was made by the daughter of the owner of my favorite yarn shop. Yours is pretty.

    SvarSlet
  2. Uglemor,

    This is the first time I've heard of knitting bowls. What a great idea! My yarn just rolls around the floor in a most disorganised manner. I do have a basket for storing my knitting in.

    Is that a sock you're knitting? The colours are beautiful!

    SvarSlet
  3. I've been using a small fabric basket that was designed as a thread catcher, but it keeps my yarn in place nicely. Oh, the seventies, no other decade has had such a focused colourway.
    Pretty yarn, lovely start.

    SvarSlet
  4. I think I would enjoy a knitting bowl -- one of these days I will have to try one.

    SvarSlet
  5. I like the idea of the bowl, Uglemor. I keep my yarn in the basket as I knit. I used to have a knitting bag but the basket works so much better at keeping the ball from rolling.

    I'm wondering - do you use several bowls for different colours? My different colours sometimes get tangled. Perhaps, bowls are the answer.

    God bless:-)

    SvarSlet
    Svar
    1. Yes when knitting stranded knitting, I use 3 bowls; one for the passive yarns, and one for each of the two active colours. I have only knitted with four colours, when I made Fair Isle mittens.

      Slet