Time to catch up with the blog posts :) Being a great fan of Arne & Carlos' knits especially their Norwegian Julekuler I decided that if something you really enjoy doing is worth doing it well. For that reason I decided to look for some true Norwegian yarn for my knitted Christmas balls. Just imagine - Norwegian woolly balls made from 100% true Norwegian yarn - that is something a real knitter would look forward to! Heilo of Dale Garn is a standard Norwegian wool, 100% natural, 4 ply and recommended in the book by Arne and Carlos.
Generally Heilo is virtually impossible to buy in the UK and I was forced to look in some other web places outside the British Isles. Good, old America has come to help. Not so long ago I ordered my first batch of Heilo wool from Kidsknits and when the parcel had arrived I was delighted with the quality of that wool so now I can finally say "Hello Heilo" :)
By the look it doesn't really look that much different from an acrylic yarn (acrylic yarn is mandmade) however you do feel the difference in the smootheness and quality once you get that wool on your knitting needles. It must be those natural oils preserved in Heilo wool that make knitting so smooth. Making stitches has become a pleasure now :) The texture, the gauge, the weave is so nice and pleasant to work that I have a feeling that from now on I'm gonna be a big Dale Garn fan.
No point in wasting time! Let's get down to knitting with some Heilo! :) Tricoloured balls this time. Madness with all that yarn tangling!
Some new julekuler "skins" have started to show up :) In some I've also used a metalic yarn from Anchor :) it's a bit fiddly job but manageable.
Been working intesively on a bunch of triple coloured woolly balls. The results to be revealed soon!
Time to head over to Hand-made Monday. Check it out guys!