I started a new project yesterday and wanted to try a neater, more tidy method of casting on because I've been using the backward loop method, and while quick and easy it doesn't make a neat edge. So, I pulled out my learning to knit book of choice "Learn to Knit Visually" (because that is what it takes for me to get it) and found a few new methods for a stretchy tidy edge. Now, I should mention that we were watching one of my favorite childhood Christmas specials "The Year Without a Santa Claus", and I didn't really want to miss any of the extremely complicated plot, so I picked the next easiest cast on called the knitted cast on. Once I got the rhythm down it went quick. It does look very neat and it is a stretchy edge.
Of course, the real reason I'm telling you all of this is to show off my yarn bowl! I bought it at the Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival from a potter who is also a shepherd. She has a farm called "The Lavender Fleece". It has a picture of a Lincoln Longwool on the front and on the inside of the bowl.