My first encounter with yarn bowls was at the Carolina Fiber Fest last May. I saw the sign from a distance, but couldn't see the bowls, and I was puzzled as to how useful a bowl made out of yarn could really BE. It wasn't until we actually got to the booth that I realized why Wendy was laughing... My next reaction, of course, was "Oh! So there's an actual thing you can buy to do what I do with Ziploc bags?"
They were really nice, but if I bought one I'd blow my entire yarn budget for a month! So... I think I'm still the right 6 numbers away from owning any of them. Until then... Ziploc bags.