yarn bowls, pretty cool bowls. You could also use a colandar from the dollar store. Anything that has holes in it and deep enough to hold your ball of yarn. Yarn Bowl, Gift Guide, Yarns Bowls, Knits Crochet, Gift Ideas, Cute Ideas, Crochet Inspiration, Bowls I, Crafts Crochet Knits
I must do a yarn bowl for myself (and maybe to some friends too) if I ever take an other pottery course.