buying Arne & Carlos`Christmas balls book!
They launched the book at Maihaugen, where they will be this year's Christmas tree designers. I was not able to go, but they are selling their signed books in the museum shop.
Arne and Carlos is a Norwegian design duo, and this year they are having sucecss with their new book: "Julekuler" - Christmas balls, this year. The book contains 55 designs - made using the same ball pattern. You can probably find free ball patterns or make your own, it's noe difficult, but the book is worth buying anyway if you like traditional Norwegian patterns and if you like Christmas crafting. There are lots of nice photos! Here's a photo I found on Flickr. And here are my balls so far. There will certainly be more before Christmas.
From left: "Hallingbord" ball number 19. The other is an adaptation of Knitnetty's Dalahest mitten pattern.
Modifications: Cast on using Judy's magic cast on. Used two colours alternating for the chain, I think it looks better than the one colour chain, a little bit like a Latvian braid.