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An update from Carlos

Hello!

I am writing from Granheim Lung Hospital in Gausdal, Norway, where I am spending time receiving treatment and rehabilitation after dealing with the long term effects from Covid-19, which I got nine months ago. The good news is that according to the tests that were done immediately after I was admitted into this hospital, my lung capacity has improved dramatically compared to the previous tests I took at the end of September 2020. I still have a long way to go, but I am now confident that a full recovery is possible.

So far, my days consist of taking many tests, talking to the physiotherapists and the nutritionist and being followed-up by the doctors and nurses. I am also busy working on an exercise program to rebuild my muscles and get back in shape, which I need because I lost almost all my muscle mass during the three weeks I was bedridden due to Covid, back in March/April. And I am learning lots of new things like e.g. breathing techniques and other things related to living with lung disease. I have set several goals for my stay here, most importantly, when I return home, my main plan is to go back to work full time, as I have been on sick-leave ever since I got Covid in late March 2020.

So, this is my news. I am doing fine and learning tons of new things. The food here is delicious, and they feed us four times per day! The staff is fantastic! Everyone, from the cleaners to the nurses, physiotherapists, and doctors is just lovely and excellent. I am so impressed with these facilities that even include a swimming pool (currently closed due to Covid) for exercise and lots of fancy equipment and machines in the gym! Keep in mind that this is not a private hospital, but part of the Norwegian healthcare system, a public hospital which is open and free to all residents in Norway who may need it! I am blown away by our healthcare system’s high quality and the staff’s dedication and professionalism and consider myself so lucky to live in Norway, where everyone who lives here has free access to some of the best healthcare in the world!

It has been very touching to read all the messages of love and support that Arne and I have received either on our social media platforms or via email and we want to thank you for thinking about us during difficult times! I have also read that many of you are worried about our financial situation while I am hospitalised. Please, rest assured that our system is taking excellent care of me, and that my hospital bill will be zero. So we will be OK. As always, the best way to support us is by watching, enjoying and engaging with our YouTube content. And if you check out our webshop and purchase some patterns from us, it is always appreciated, as that is how we make a living now that travelling to teach and hold lectures and do retreats is no longer possible for us.

If you still would like to contribute to help us out, I would instead like to bring your attention to Andrew and Andrea from Fruity Knitting. Andrew was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in October 2020 and is going through something severe. They have been asking for donations to help them pay for his treatments, so please consider a small financial contribution to their PayPal account or become a Patreon of their YouTube channel, as they need more help than we do. Here are the links to their website and YouTube channel:

Fruity Knitting’s Website: https://fruityknitting.com

Fruity Knitting’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCry9BOQv1BhE5k9c9oHnxTw

 

I am looking forward to being reunited with Arne and to return home! Arne is doing OK and we do FaceTime every day, but I am still a bit worried about his diet, as he doesn’t know how to cook – but I am trying to guide him via video and it’s going OK. He sends his love and wanted me to let you know that Helmer and Freja are doing a great job of keeping him company, so he is fine.

Carlos x

 

PS: We are currently offering a 25% discount on all our new patterns. Click here to go to our webshop or click on the images below to access our latest knitting patterns.

 

Selfie in front of the hospital, wearing Lasse, that hat that Arne knitted for me, so that I would have something hand-made by him, to take to the hospital. Click on image for pattern which has a 25% discount until Sunday January 24th at midnight Pacific.

Click here for the pattern for ELLING Dickey, to get a 25% discount. Offer valid until Sunday, January 24th, at 11:59 pm

 

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Click here for a 25% discount on all three dickeys: THEO – SANNA – ELLING. Offer valid until Sunday, January 24th, at 11:59 pm Pacific.

 

 

 

    • Becky Feser on January 20, 2021 at 3:23 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    Praying for healing for you👍. I love your patterns and have been knitting the Christmas Balls so I will be ready by next Christmas! I enjoy your Sit and Knit episodes and laugh all the time – you two are comedians! I usually have my headphones on while I’m listening and my husband is always tapping me on the shoulder asking me “What are you laughing at?” and I say “Oh, those crazy guys from Norway!” Anyway get well soon and I can’t wait until you are back home so I can watch you two again.❤️ From Becky in Iowa

    Ps Is there anyway you will bring back the Mini Christmas Balls pattern? I was going to order it but see it is not available anymore.

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        • Annie on January 21, 2021 at 4:25 pm

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        Hi Carlos and Arne!
        Thank you kindly for your updates, truly a blessing to have such a great health care access and importantly that you are on your way to better health and learning new ways to make positive healthy changes for you!
        Thinking of both of you and the furry babies from lovely Kentucky, USA

        • Jennie V Pollard on January 22, 2021 at 1:48 am

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        Hi Carlos

        I am pleased that you are recovering. You look as handsome as ever. Miss both you and Arne. For now, I’m still enjoying reruns.

        May God continue to bless you.

        Much love,

        Jennie V

        • Teresa M Baker on January 22, 2021 at 3:33 am

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        I love the mini Christmas balls too! I am hoping you will have new mini patterns for the next advent season. Wishing you a speedy return home!

        Teresa

      • Becky Wahl on January 21, 2021 at 5:08 pm

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      Hi Carlos! It sounds like you are getting the greatest care and live in the best country. I am so ready to come back to Norway. Keep up the good work and hope you return home soon. Hugs to you and Arne!

      Love you guys!
      Becky in Maryland

      • Pamela Bonifacio on January 21, 2021 at 6:49 pm

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      Greetings from Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. So happy to hear that you are doing so well after your ordeal. You certainly are lucky to be in Norway and so well taken care of medically and psychologically. Sending prayers your way for continued success in your therapy. Looking forward to when you, Arne and your cats will be reunited in good health.

      • Rubicon* on January 21, 2021 at 8:29 pm

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      R. Millis

        • Nancy on January 22, 2021 at 12:13 am

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        They both had antibodies as they reported in one of their videos. The COVID pandemic is absolutely real; PCR tests may well be picking up inactive virus but that simply means the person was contagious previously spreading it around even if they were asymptomatic (as Arne told us he was). The numbers of extremely ill people in our hospitals are a testament to how badly this virus is impacting the world.

      • Mae on January 22, 2021 at 12:16 am

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      You are a wonderful person! Kudos to you and hope you continue to improve.

      • Susan Roche on January 23, 2021 at 4:53 pm

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      Dear Carlos just realized you are in hospital here’s wishing you healing strength and hopefully you will be home with Arne very soon. Your generosity towards Andrew is so inspiring. I will include you & Arne in my prayers. I love all you do your teaching, sit & knit & your travels THANK YOU. Blessings Susan

    • Kat Hills on January 20, 2021 at 7:33 pm

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    Dear Arne & Carlos:

    I recently “discovered” you via the KnittingParadise.com knitting community website.
    Firstly, I wish Carlos a swift and complete recovery.

    Thank you both for inviting the world into your lives and sharing your home, designs, design process, and various views on life. I find you both to be thoroughly delightful and creative.

    With much admiration, I wish you both many years of creativity and happiness.

    Kat Hills

      • P. M. Shanley on January 25, 2021 at 4:39 pm

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      Well said, Kat

      Maggie in Vermont

    • Dolly Wilson (Hazel) on January 20, 2021 at 11:19 pm

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    I am so glad to hear that you are doing better than expected, Carlos. I have been worried about you and also Arne being on his own. I will keep you in my prayers, and yes, I live in Canada with the same health care system…thank GOD! Wishing you both well and missing your daily videos.
    Dolly Wilson
    Niagara Falls, Ontario
    Canada

      • alexandra efthemis on January 21, 2021 at 3:42 pm

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      Hi neighbor! I live in Clarence, NY and my cousins life in NF, Ontario. My family is originally from Welland.
      I love Arne&Carlos.
      Alexandra Efthemis

    • Kathi Ketcheson on January 20, 2021 at 11:42 pm

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    Carlos, I am so pleased to hear this and I am delighted that you will have no medical bills at the end of your treatment! You and Arne have kept me going during the pandemic and I wish both of you all the best.

    Kathi
    Portland, Oregon USA

    • Zuza on January 21, 2021 at 12:24 am

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    Hello Arne and Carlos! First of all I wish Carlos speedy recovery! Stay positive! Just want to say thank you both for all the work you are doing! I have started knitting during the first lockdown and I discovered you both this Christmas! I absolutely love your tutorials and various podcasts you are doing! Even my husband loves you and he does not even knit (yet:))) !;))) As we are new to your YouTube podcast we are slowly catching up:) All the best from Zuza and Dougie

    • Linda Manherz on January 21, 2021 at 1:10 am

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    Dear Carlos, I am thrilled that I found out how you are coming along! It certainly sounds like you are getting the best of care! I am so thankful! I am also glad to hear that Arne is doing fine and of course, he has the great company of his 4 legged friends!
    Can’t wait for you to be back and in your cozy home with Arne and dogs. Just keep getting better and when you are back home I’m sure that you will keep up with all the instructions that the Dr.s will be sending with you.
    I think of you and Arne often with prayers and good thoughts. God bless the both of you.

    P.S. Please don’t worry about Arne’s diet! He’ll be having a ball buying pickled herring, herring with sour cream, plain herring, many different varieties of sardines, prepared oysters, smoked salmon, smoked oysters, I could just go on forever, but don’t worry, I won’t!!

    • Joyce Ward on January 21, 2021 at 2:20 pm

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    Great to hear from you and that you are doing well. As a polio survivor, I get how our bodies get impacted by viruses and illness, but how amazing they are in improvising, adapting and healing. I dream of the day when we revamp our health care in the U.S. Be well and return to us soon!!!!!

    • Jai Essenmacher on January 21, 2021 at 2:24 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    I am so glad to hear such positive news regarding your health and recovery! Your description of the staff and hospital environment are comforting to hear. I do hope you are allowed to have visitors and that Arne is able to come often. Speaking of Arne, I hope he is doing well and isn’t overwhelmed with the dogs and work on his own. I’m sure he will survive without you, but he will appreciate you that much more when you come home.
    Hugs and best wishes from your friend in the southern United States!

    • Susie on January 21, 2021 at 2:25 pm

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    I am so impressed by your concern for Andrea and Andrew. Your kind heart enriches all of us. Hopefully, your recovery will be swift and complete!

    • Audrey on January 21, 2021 at 2:28 pm

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    Hi Carlos, Great to hear you are doing so well. Keep up the good work and hopefully a full recovery is on the cards. Just wondering did you hide all the sugar and sweets before you left, especially with Arne’s sweet tooth. Wishing you both the best, stay safe and well. Audrey

    • Linda Tenofsky on January 21, 2021 at 2:29 pm

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    Every day I check to see if I received a notification; and behold today there was one!! It was so wonderful to read what you wrote. Thank you for sharing your journey and I know we all cannot be happier you are progressing and will be home, hopefully soon. Much love from Boston, MA, USA

    • Joan on January 21, 2021 at 2:29 pm

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    First of all I wish you both all the best in health and happiness.
    Also wanted to let you know that your daily quarantaine podcast really helped me through our first lockdown here in the Netherlands. So a BIG thank you for that.
    Lot’s of love from the Netherlands!

    • Suzan Trayne on January 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

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    So glad to read your post and that you are doing well. Waiting the day that you and Arne are reunited. Sending hugs and love from Sarasota Florida

    • Ruthann from Connecticut USA on January 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

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    It is wonderful to know that your health is improving and that you are getting such excellent care. Thank you for all the beauty you and Arne created and share with us, for the knitting lessons on YouTube (especially double-knitting for me — I love it!) and also for modeling being kind and decent human beings by doing things like encouraging us to provide some financial support for others who are in need.

    • Annie Boulton on January 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

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    Hello Arne and Carlos. It’s great to have an update. Stay safe guys xxx

    • Amy Mundinger on January 21, 2021 at 2:31 pm

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    I was about to say “best wishes for a speedy recovery” but then realized this is a long-term proposition – best to focus on your health and well-being and not worry about the timing. You bring me and so many people around the world so much joy through your videos, but now take time to become well and strong – everything else will follow in good time. Sending you, Carlos, and Arne at home, the joy and color and warmth this time – be well. (I’ve just begun the Astri crocheted throw and you know the wonderful thing about hand making, is that every stitch can be a wish sent up for your health – and there are a lot of stitches in the Astri!)

    • Ann Hood on January 21, 2021 at 2:32 pm

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    Dear Carlos, thank you so much for the update. I miss sitting and knitting a bit with you and Arne. That always lifts my spirits during this long strange time. Take good care and get better. I wish I could cook some meals for Arne but the US is just too far. Sending you both warmest wishes.

    • Patti-Ann Kubacki on January 21, 2021 at 2:32 pm

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    So happy to read this. You are very kind to keep us up to date and I thank you for that. You are indeed very lucky to have the health care system that you and medical bills are not a worry for you. I have joined Fruity Knitting Patron and have just made an additional one time donation to help out with Andrew’s medical bills now that he is in the special facility in Bavaria. It is very kind, and so very much like you and Arne, to be thinking of others and seeking ways to help and support them during your own difficult times. Thankfully Helmer and Freja are taking such good care of Arne and keeping him company and safe. You seem to be making great progress and I’m very sure that the goals that you have set for yourself will all happen. Take good care and remember don’t rush things. Love to you, Arne, Helmer and Freja!

    • Anna Kozlowski on January 21, 2021 at 2:36 pm

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    Praying for full recovery really miss you two you became an important part of my days this last year. Can’t wait to see you two again 💕💐

    • Brigitte on January 21, 2021 at 2:38 pm

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    Happy healing to you. Glad that you are well taken care of.
    Greetings to you and Arne.

    • Sylvia on January 21, 2021 at 2:38 pm

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    So glad you are coming along. Keep up the good work and before you know it you will be home.. I just hope Arne can keep cooking for himself !!! We don’t want him to fade away…

    • MarG on January 21, 2021 at 2:39 pm

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    Good morning from Vancouver Island, Canada.
    I’m so very pleased to hear that you are recuperating well and especially that you feel optimistic about your future health. Like you in Norway, we in Canada enjoy an amazing Healthcare System.
    I am extremely touched that you would mention Andrew and Andrea from Fruity Knitting and the struggle that they are facing with Andrew’s diagnosis. Their struggle is immense and it hits home when you realize that the care that Andrew needs is so very costly. No one needs the threat of bankruptcy when trying to deal with a life-threatening illness
    Thank you so very much for your kindness and caring and I wish you continued health. You and Arne are a lovely couple and so very fortunate to have found each other and I so appreciate that you share your joint passions for all things fibre with us.

    • Nancy Bienville on January 21, 2021 at 2:40 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    I am so glad and relieved to hear you are doing so well. I love watching you and Arne together. You are both talented, cute and funny! Because you’ve made knitting so accessible and easy, I’ve started knitting again.
    Please take care of yourselves, thank you for your kindness and for being an example of compassion for your concern about Andrea and Andrew. You and Arne have made staying at home easier and definitely more fun.
    Virtual hugs,
    Nancy Bienville
    from the Central Valley of
    California.

    • Marina Coneeny on January 21, 2021 at 2:40 pm

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    So glad to hear that you have a path to recovery and are doing better!

    I am so touched as well that you are putting a shout out to your numerous viewers for Andrew and Andrea who are struggling so. I became a Shetland patron for them, as I discovered Fruity Knitting in time for the episodes in Fanö, only a short time before the terrible diagnosis.

    You and Arne do make the world a better place, one stitch at a time!

    Thank you so much from New Hampshire, USA
    Marina

    • Donna Byce on January 21, 2021 at 2:40 pm

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    Thank- you for the update. So glad you are “ on the mend” as we say here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I’m in my 70s and live alone. I really enjoyed your daily podcasts on YouTube. I’m practicing my Norwegian knits and purls, and look forward to your return home in full good health.

    • Lori-Lynette Mumford on January 21, 2021 at 2:41 pm

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    Dear Carlos:

    I am so happy that you and Arne are doing well. I have heard that the Norwegian healthcare system is spectacular and you will make a wonderful recovery with all that love and mindful attention.

    Arne is truly in my prayers with his cooking skills… lol. But I’m also confident that the doggy bodyguards will keep him in line.

    It was also very kind and thoughtful of you to put the word out on a fellow artist who needs assistance.

    Take care be, safe and you’re in my prayers.

    • Sue Davison on January 21, 2021 at 2:42 pm

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    Dear Carlos..I am so sorry to read that you are in hospital but you seem to be getting excellent care..hoping you make a speedy recovery..Sue xxx UK

    • Karen Meharg on January 21, 2021 at 2:42 pm

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    Hello Carlos! I have been wondering how your treatment has been going and am so glad to hear you are progressing. When I opened my email today and saw your post my first reaction was “Oh thank God” because I have been concerned for you and for Arne. Isn’t it strange that we as humans have the capacity to care about those we haven’t even met? I love the spirit and optimism of your update. Please say hello to Arne and my very best wishes to you both.

    • Gail Poulos on January 21, 2021 at 2:43 pm

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    Sending prayers for a full snd speedy recovery.

    • Martha Richard on January 21, 2021 at 2:43 pm

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    Hello Arne and Carlos, Have enjoyed your podcasts and stories about Norway and knitting adventures. I hope you have great success while at the clinic. Sounds like just the right place for you.

    I have enjoyed being part of the world wide knitting community this past year. So many talented folks just knitting away and sharing their stories.

    It was very kind of you to mention Andrew and Andrea’s status. I know we all wish them the best.

    Hope to see you and Arne together soon, Martha

    • Adrienne Richter on January 21, 2021 at 2:44 pm

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    Hi Arne and Carlos, I have been very worried for Carlos during his hospital stay, but I know that the hospital care in Norway, as it is in Denmark, is free and that he will get the best of care. I worry about the two of you as I consider you part of our family. Please take care, Arne, and learn to cook something besides porridge! I hope you can continue with your baking. It is just a matter of measuring carefully and going step by step. Be well both of you.

    • Lesley Phillips on January 21, 2021 at 2:44 pm

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    Wishing you well and thinking of you in your recovery x

    • Andrew Stiller on January 21, 2021 at 2:44 pm

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    Carlos, I am so happy to hear your good news and to know that you are making great and steady progress toward to full recovery. Continue to feel better. Sending you lots of love and good wishes.

    • Gail Coles on January 21, 2021 at 2:45 pm

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    So good to hear you are recovering and being well cared for Carlos. Love to you both xx

    • Christina on January 21, 2021 at 2:45 pm

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    Wonderful to hear from you, Carlos. So interrestng to hear about the hospital! How lucky that this is available to you.

    I want to thank you and Arne for opening your lives to us, all over the world. You make us feel as though we are one big family (which we are, of course.). This is so important to the millions of us who are still quarantined and/or isolated due to the vicious virus. We need all the connections we can get.

    Besides, so many of us love to knit! I purchased some of your patterns recently. I’m knitting the horse.
    It is so cute! I’m learning to crochet and have in mind knitting one of your throws. Seems ambitions, but I plan to do it.

    Be well! Both of you!
    Christina

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    Dear Carlos, thank you for letting us know how you are doing. I think of you often and I’m glad you are getting better! Also glad to hear that Arne and the doggies are managing without you. All the best from Massachusetts in USA, Jules (Julia but don’t call me that unless I’m in trouble) 😉

    • Ann Schneider on January 21, 2021 at 2:47 pm

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    Hello Carlos and Arne!
    My husband and I have been thinking about you both and are happy you are doing well! How nice to have a healthcare system like yours! Fantastic!
    Continue to take care and looking forward to seeing you back at home Carlos!

    • Maryann on January 21, 2021 at 2:47 pm

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    Missing you both something awful. Praying that health is restored and that you will be reunited. You have become such a part of my life that even my husband asks about you both. He also enjoys your productions and says he knows I am watching because he hears me laughing at times. I am continuing to knit balls and squares. My daughter who has never shown an interest in the fiber arts is starting to knit. We finally have something new to bond over. It is all because of you both. Love you and God bless.

    • Linnea McNair on January 21, 2021 at 2:48 pm

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    Dear Carlos,

    As a nurse, I’m glad to hear how you are being treated for the ling term effects of Covid. You are indeed lucky to live in Norway.

    Thank you for commenting about Andrew and Andrea. They are really struggling through his horrible diagnosis and their bills will be staggering as healthcare is not free in Germany.

    Take care and we all look forward to see you both together again.
    Linnea

    • Francesca on January 21, 2021 at 2:48 pm

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    It’s lovely to hear from you, to know that your health is improving and that you are surrounded by an excellent team of experts. I’m sure Arne is becoming a fine chef with your help over the phone!
    Like Susie wrote, your concern for Andrea and Andrew is very touching.
    I can always perceive, through your posts and video, how kind, honest and warm you and Arne are.

    • Treasa Stapleton on January 21, 2021 at 2:49 pm

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    Oh I’m so pleased you are doing well and improving. It’s hard for you both to be apart but my word would I love to be a fly on the wall for the face time cooking videos 😂

    • Donna Aase on January 21, 2021 at 2:50 pm

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    Your Minnesota friends are thinking of you and Arne. Many wonderful memories of the days you spent with us at Ingebretsen’s. I think it was six years ago….but this very week….we had breakfast at Ingebretsen’s then classes at StevenBs. It was wonderful to get your message today.

    • Maggy Hughes on January 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

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    Such good news is very welcome here in Marin County, California! All the best for your continued recovery, Carlos! And lots of love to Arne and Freymer! ❤️❤️

    • Kathleen Siegrist on January 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

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    Get well soon! It’s good that you are getting the best care. I’m sure Arne and the puppies look forward to your homecoming.
    Best wishes and love from Arizona

    • Janice Sumpton on January 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

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    Wonderful to hear that you are doing much better. Amazing health care to look after you. I made your bird balls and the birds love them. I am enjoying watching the birds. Continue to get well so you can be home to Arne soon.
    Janice Sumpton
    London, Ontario, Canada

    • Cara on January 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

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    Thank you for the update. It’s great to hear that the hospital experience is positive so far. I’m sure that Arne will do ok with his bachelor diet, and will appreciate your cooking all the more when you return home. 🙂
    Sending our best wishes for your good health and well-being from Montana USA.

    • Alicia on January 21, 2021 at 2:52 pm

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    So glad to see an update. I wonder how things are going every time I to YouTube I wonder how it is going. I am so glad you have excellent care.

    • Janet on January 21, 2021 at 2:54 pm

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    Good morning,
    Thank you for the update!
    I had to laugh when I read about you guiding Arne via video for food prep.
    My son lives alone in the next province and asked for a recipe last night! Chicken pot pie with puff pastry!
    Take care, both of you, hugs from 🇨🇦

    • Gill E on January 21, 2021 at 2:54 pm

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    Thankyou for your update. So pleased you are making good progress with your treatment Carlos and that Arne is doing ok too. You both continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Look forward to us all ‘being together’ again. That day WILL come. Sending love ♥️

    • Maggie B on January 21, 2021 at 2:54 pm

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    Thank you for letting us know how you are. So glad to hear that your health is improving.
    Take care, both of you and the dogs xx

    • Maria Elena on January 21, 2021 at 2:56 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    I’m glad to hear you’re better, we all look forward to your return home with Arne as soon as possible.

    Dear Arne,
    Don’t give up! Carlos will come home soon, stronger than before!

    I can’t wait to see you together again, a big hug from Italy.
    MariaElena

    • Betsy Swanson on January 21, 2021 at 2:58 pm

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    Dear Carlos, We are so happy that you are in a good recovery mode. Thank goodness for such good Health Care in Norway. Sounds like the food is excellent too. You have kept us all connected during covid with love, stitches, warmth and great creativity. I so appreciate being able to connect with you and Arne during this time of global crisis.

    You have done so much for our feelings of isolation, depression and angst. Thank you.

    Betsy Swanson

    • Karin Anderson on January 21, 2021 at 2:59 pm

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    Carlos, keep on getting better…I am sending healing and strength vibes! 🤗 Arne, make sure Freja and Helmer keep you close company when it is dark outside! Now, if they could just learn to cook for you! ❤️😂 Both of you be well.

    • Jacqueline on January 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm

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    This is wonderful news! Glad to hear you are working hard to regain your strength and that the hospital physical therapists provide a positive progress. Cheers to continued healing and recovery! Hoping you are able to return home soon!
    As a new follower of your channel – thanks to Kate Jackson – I have a great appreciation for you and Arne. I’m Swedish and Norwegian from northern Minnesota now in Minneapolis and I can hear my lineage in your stories and connection to tradition. I love listening and thanks to Arne I have learned the Norwegian purl 🙂 Tack ska du ha! Oops Takk skal du ha !!
    My best to you and Arne!

    • Jean Dubiel on January 21, 2021 at 3:01 pm

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    My best wishes for a speedy recovery. It sounds like you are getting very good care, so do continue to do what the doctors say and you will be back home ASAP. My best to Arne. God Bless you from Texas.

    • Jean Dubiel on January 21, 2021 at 3:03 pm

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    My best wishes for a speedy recovery. It sounds like you are getting very good care, so continue to do what the doctors say and you will be back home ASAP. My best to Arne. God Bless you from Texas.

    • Lisa Honigfeld on January 21, 2021 at 3:04 pm

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    Glad to hear that you are doing well Carlos and wishing you continued healing! Love those Norwegian social policies and have high hopes for the US now!
    Lisa

    • Julie on January 21, 2021 at 3:05 pm

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    Thank you for the update! I think about both of you a lot and miss your videos. You are very lucky to live in Norway with access to such expert care at no cost. I’m in the USA and we, apparently, would rather spend $2 billion dollars a day on the military rather than free medical care for our people! Get well soon and eat well Arne!

    • Jean Oberlindacher on January 21, 2021 at 3:07 pm

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    I just recently discovered your podcasts. I have made two wonderful new friends, with whom I connect on a daily basis! Carlos and Arne!! I love your personalities, your relationships with each other, how you relate to the world, not to mention your passion for life, which is evident in everything you do!

    Please get well, Carlos, and hurry home to Arne, who charmed me with his admission, “I’m a little afraid of the dark”.

    I can honestly say, I already have a deep love for you both!

    Love, Jeanie O. from Boise, Idaho

    • Missy on January 21, 2021 at 3:08 pm

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    Dear Carlos, It is wonderful to hear that you are doing so well! That is great news, and thanks so much for keeping us updated. I hope your progress continues, and that you will make a full and speedy recovery! It is so very generous of you to mention Andrew and Andrea, as they are in one of life’s most difficult situations, and I am sure they are touched by your kindness. I hope it will inspire many to support them through this terrible time. Wishing you and Arne all the best! Xo

    • Hilary Neeves on January 21, 2021 at 3:10 pm

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    All love & best wishes, Carlos and hope you will be home soon. I have been following your chanel for six months and really love it. What a wonderful thing to ask for help for Fruity Knitting couple. They really are going through a distressful time.

    • Birgit on January 21, 2021 at 3:10 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    it’s nice to know that you are doing better. I am wishing you full recovery as soon as possible. And I was moved to tears that you asked for support for andrew too.

    • Mary Ann Haggerty on January 21, 2021 at 3:11 pm

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    Hello from Shadow Hills (in Los Angeles),
    I’ve been thinking of you and hoping that your treatments were going well. Thank you for your update 🙏. I miss you both and can’t wait to see you on a regular basis. I feel like you are a part of my family.
    Much love to you and Arne!
    Mary Ann Haggerty

    • Maureen Hunt on January 21, 2021 at 3:13 pm

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    Sending you warm hugs and prayers from Canada. Blessings and speedy recovery. We need all your inspirations! (From a retired physiotherapist, now knitter.)

    • Cathie Brocklebank on January 21, 2021 at 3:13 pm

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    Dear Carlos
    Great news about improved health, congratulations!
    The best thing that you and Arne have done for me personally, has been to get through my first year of grieving the loss of my husband on February 22, 2020. His death was unexpected and shocking as would be expected. My passions of sewing and knitting all but disappeared, it was then that you came to my rescue. The Covid blocks of coloured stranded knitting has been my therapy for months now. Small enough in size and yet requiring some focus, I felt some delight each time one was finished. I am coming up to the anniversary of my loss and at that point will consider sewing them into a blanket.
    Thank you from my heart for this.
    I have made a donation to Andrews care via PayPal and pray for his recovery.
    Thank you and Carlos for all of the entertainment that you have provided to all of your followers. We in Canada are also thankful for Healthcare that leaves nobody out.
    Blessings
    Cathie

    • Patt on January 21, 2021 at 3:14 pm

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    Dear Carlos,

    I am very happy to hear of your progress and hope that you continue to do well on your quest to return to excellent health. Additionally I wanted to thank you for the generous mention of Fruity Knitting and Andrew’s need for financial assistance.

    Best wishes

    • Marcus on January 21, 2021 at 3:15 pm

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    So glad to hear you’re doing so well!

    • Maria Hodgson on January 21, 2021 at 3:15 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    So glad to hear you are on the mend and getting such wonderful care in the hospital. All the best to you and Arne, and hope you will be together again very soon. You both have kept me going during the last few months, AND I am learning, slowly, how to do fairisle knitting! Love to you both from Eastern Canada.

    • Sara Runner on January 21, 2021 at 3:16 pm

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    Dear Arne and Carlos,
    Was glad to get the update on your health, Carlos. Keep working with the doctors at the hospital. It seems like you’ve got a great place (and system) to help you recover. Arne’s cooking is getting better every time he makes something. Arne, are you eating three if your breakfasts a day?????. I really enjoy Sit and Knit for a Bit. It is a calming and joyful time for me! You both have me in stitches. I’m not surprised that you would think of others at their time of need as you both have kind hearts. Get better and come back to Arne, Freya, Helmer, and your adoring public.

    • Ginger on January 21, 2021 at 3:16 pm

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    Arne and Carlos thank you for letting us know how you are feeling. Both of you will remain in my daily prayers for healing and full recovery. I’m glad Arne has Freya and Helmer for comfort while you are in hospital. We will all be here when you return.

    • Maria Jones on January 21, 2021 at 3:18 pm

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    Hi Carlos, thank you for the update. It is really great to hear you are making progress and being looked after so well. No doubt Arne is missing you very much, but thankfully he has Freya and Helmer to keep him company. I look forward to seeing you both again soon.
    It is so kind of you to mention Andrew and Andrea. I do follow them & it was such a shock when they announced Andrew’s diagnosis. Hopefully our donations will help to ease their financial worries a little.

    Continue to make good progress!
    Love from Warrington UK

    • Sue Orfila on January 21, 2021 at 3:18 pm

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    So glad to read you are improving! Sending healing thoughts your way and look forward to seeing you back at home.

    • Ines on January 21, 2021 at 3:19 pm

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    Hello Arne and Carlos,
    thank you for the update. I am so glad that Carlos is doing well and working towards a complete recovery. I have been sending healing thoughts in his direction. My children and my husband get their cooking instructions from cooking sites on the web, they all seem to have detailed instructions. That’s something for Arne to check out, we can’t have him not feeding himself properly.
    Wishing you all the best, Carlos, speedy recovery. And Arne, hang in there and stay healthy and learn to cook.
    Best wishes from West Kelowna, BC

    • Frances (Czeske) on January 21, 2021 at 3:19 pm

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    Dear Carlos,

    Thank you for the lovely update; I’m so happy to hear all your good news and the little overview of how things are in Norway and back on the home front with Carlos. So many thinks to continue to be grateful for! Thank you, too, for remembering Andrew and Andrea over at Fruity Knitting. Indeed, they are in dire need of all the love, generosity and practical resources this life has to offer and I feel both privileged and honoured to contribute to them. You, too. I’m continuing to hold you close in thought and prayer and hoping for your full and speedy recovery. Sending much love and all best wishes from the interior of beautiful British Columbia, Canada!

    • Mary Paulson on January 21, 2021 at 3:20 pm

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    Thank you So much for the updte. We continue to pray for you.

    • Jean Mosley on January 21, 2021 at 3:20 pm

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    I am so glad that you are doing well and I am sure that everyone wishes you a full recovery.
    Not so dear Andrew. I watched Andrea’s latest update with many tears (and donated, of course).
    I do hope he pulls through – such a lovely man and a lovely couple.
    Arne will have to cope with the kitchen as best he can and it is good that he has Helmer and Freya for company.
    Take care both.

    • robin on January 21, 2021 at 3:21 pm

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    Carlos, so glad to hear your lungs have improved – like all mothers around the world i worry about “my boys” so i’m also glad Arne is getting your video help in the kitchen – cookies and sweets are not a balanced diet – hopefully your bunads won’t require alterations ;-D
    be well from chicago

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    Dear Carlos – I am so terribly sorry to hear about your COVID problems. Having had a far milder case last month in which there were two days I dearly wished I was dead, I have a small understanding of what you are going through. I am sending prayers and healing thoughts to you. Hope you are back to normal in speedy time. Love and hugs from California, USA. Phyllis

    • Kathy on January 21, 2021 at 3:23 pm

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    So happy to hear you are doing fine Carlos. Prayers to you and Arne .

    • Laurie S on January 21, 2021 at 3:24 pm

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    Thanks so much for the update as you both have been in my thoughts. So glad you are getting excellent care! Even though you get excellent care, being in a hospital is NO FUN – so I hope you can go home soon. I had COVID back in March too – although not nearly as severe as you. I feel like my lungs are still not back to where I was before … I’m working on it too. Laurie (I was at your event in Taos)

    • Brenda McDowell on January 21, 2021 at 3:25 pm

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    Thank you for the update! I love you guys so much! I think about you every day. Glad to hear things are going well with you both!

    • Mary on January 21, 2021 at 3:27 pm

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    So glad to hear you are getting better. I miss your podcasts and do enjoyed knitting the Christmas balls along with you both. I ordered the red tee shirt with the BW. Alas it too large for me so I gave it to my husband who is enjoying wearing it. He said if anyone asks me who Arnie and Carlos at I will tell them they are two Norwegian quilters! We have been married 48 years and he still doesn’t know the difference between quilting and knitting!! Lol

    • Kathy Goodman on January 21, 2021 at 3:28 pm

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    I’m so happy for the lovely update and continue to pray for both of you. How lovely to put in the bit about Andrea and Andrew from Fruity Knitting. They are going through such a hard time right now and they are lovely people, my heart is bleeding for them. They are also in my thoughts and prayers. It has been so nice to see the knitting community come together for them. I’m looking forward to seeing you and Arne back home together. Sending lots of love your way. Hugs from Virginia.

    • Jamie Ayers on January 21, 2021 at 3:28 pm

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    Greeting from Sunny Florida USA! Praying you a swift and full recovery!!! I am busy working on Christmas balls, they will be every ones Christmas presents next Christmas!!! Thankyou for being such a great inspiration! I was taught English knitting but giving the Norwegian style a whirl! My tension is very tight, but with more practice…. I think I will do fine!!!! Thanks again and best wishes!!!

    • Maggie Edberg on January 21, 2021 at 3:29 pm

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    So glad you’re feeling better and the treatment is going well.
    It’s so thoughtful of you to mention Andrew and Andrea. They truly deserve our support.
    Best wishes and hope you’re home soon.

    • Julie on January 21, 2021 at 3:29 pm

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    So generous of you to refer supporters to Fruity Knitting, it’s your empathy and kindness that make you so special (along with your amazing designs and uplifting humor).
    Everyone, please visit and support Andrew and Andrea if you can 🥲

    • Tracey on January 21, 2021 at 3:31 pm

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    Thank you so much for the update – you both have been a light in this crazy time❤️ Looking forward to you getting well and returning home to Arne and the pups. I saw the update from Fruity Knitting and it’s super easy to make a paypal donation ❤️

    • Olga on January 21, 2021 at 3:33 pm

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    Sending lots of well wishes for courage and strength to complete your rehabilitation program. So glad you are showing so much improvement.

    • Sue on January 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm

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    Wishing you well Carlos, hope you feel stronger every day. Have sent a little contribution to Andrew and Andrea, thank you for passing that on. Love to you, Arne, Helmer and Freja, hope you can be together again very soon. Sue

    • Susan E Rothrock on January 21, 2021 at 3:36 pm

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    Thank you for the update Carlos! I’m so happy you are in such a good hospital where they are taking such good care of you-and for free! I was very happy to hear that you feel a full recovery is possible-such very good news. Arne is surely missing your cooking. I hope he is getting along all right. It wouldn’t do to have him go to pot while you are away.
    Love to you both
    Susan Rothrock
    P.S. I will share your good news with my knit shop friends. We were talking about your health the other day.

    • Brenda Stewart on January 21, 2021 at 3:36 pm

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    Thank you for the update. I’m so glad to read that you are recovering and receiving wonderful care. You are so kind to mention Andrew and Andrea’s need for assistance rather than your own.
    You and Arne have inspired me to return to knitting and for that I am so thankful.
    Best wishes for a return to good health.

    • Susan on January 21, 2021 at 3:37 pm

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    I am so glad you are both doing well. I think of you every day as I am doing the Norwegian purl. I must have looked at your video 20 times before I had an aha moment. Please take care of yourselves and it is so wonderful that you think of others even though things are difficult for you.
    Thank you for being such thoughtful and generous people.

    • Barb on January 21, 2021 at 3:39 pm

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    Thank you Carlos for the update. I am so glad you are improving. Learning to live better with the lung issues can be very successful. Glad you are learning about better breathing and getting those muscles worked out. I am so thankful you have a health care system that cares for the population. Wish we in American would get that. As always, you are an inspiration. Reminders that Andrew and Andrea desperately need help at this time was gracious and loving. I would expect nothing less of you and Arne. Glad you are in contact with Arne and that he is doing well. Wish I was closer so I could cook for him until you return home. Get better, stay positive, and work hard. You are loved and missed.

    • Sue Georgious on January 21, 2021 at 3:39 pm

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    So good to hear you are doing well and improving. Take good care and make sure you do as you are told!!!!! Best wishes to you both from England ( and lockdown). Sue

    • Vivian Powell on January 21, 2021 at 3:40 pm

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    Carlos, thank you for the update on your progress at the rehabilitation hospital. I am very relieved to hear that your health is improving and that you’re participating in an excellent exercise program. I am a strong supporter of rehabilitation programs, as I saw how beneficial they were for my father, especially the physical therapy.

    Arne, wishing you well at home with Freja and Helmer. I live alone and understand how challenging cooking and menus can be for one person. I prepare a lot of soups in my slow cooker, just throw in meats, cut veggies, pasta, broth, seasonings for about 8 hours and you’ve got a big pot of goodness for several days. There are oodles of slow cooker soup recipes online.

    Love to you both. Vivian

    • Wendy M on January 21, 2021 at 3:43 pm

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    Hi Carlos So pleased to hear you are making a good recovery and that Arne is managing ok. I am very impressed that you are referring potential donors to Andrew and Andrea. What an act of true generosity and what a good kind person you are. I look forward to your new Sit and Knits whenever you are well enough to start work again. Very best wishes from the UK.

    • alexandra efthemis on January 21, 2021 at 3:44 pm

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    Please get well! We fiber crafters miss both of you!

    • Sandi Michaels on January 21, 2021 at 3:45 pm

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    I ws think of you both yesterday. Thank you for the update and that Arne is doing well by himself and that Helmer and Freja is keeping him company. I know he is also doing knitting to keep him busy. It is good to hear about you receive good healthcare and at least the food is good. If you ask some people about our healthcare, the food is not to their liking. Just keep up with the excerizing that have you doing and the memory test that give you as well. When they told me a story to remember and answer questions to tell them dates, city, state, etc. I could not get that right after my strokes, but I did pass the test. You and Arne are in our thoughts and prayers. I do believe in the power of prayer. Take care. Sending you and Arne virtual hugs and kisses.

    • Nadia on January 21, 2021 at 3:46 pm

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    What great news! I hope this treatment gets you back on your feet, stay positive and strong. I miss you & Arne on my You Tube feed, life just isn’t the same! 😆

    I also wanted to say how touched I was that you led those wanting to help you to Andrew & Andrea from Fruity Knitting. That is so kind and they truly can use the help. Bravo!

    • Tiffany Moore on January 21, 2021 at 3:49 pm

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    Oh Carlos, so glad to hear that you are recovering! And as always, you show your grace and caring nature to think of Andrew and Andrea in their time of need. Best wishes!!

    • Laura Miller on January 21, 2021 at 3:49 pm

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    Best wishes for a full recovery! I miss your weekly YouTube “visits” it feels as though I am with fun friends when I watch you and Arne and the dogs.

    • Catherine on January 21, 2021 at 3:51 pm

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    Carlos, I have been watching you and Arne almost from the beginning. I remember when you reached 20,000 subscribers and how delighted you both were. When you got off your last cruise, I was really worried. I thought it was Arne who was sick because he had a dry cough. When you became sick I prayed for you both, too. Please know that I’ll be forever a lifetime fan. Love to you both and the moose hunter Freya.

    P.S. my heart also goes out to Andrew and Andrea, I pray for them and also am a patron. Thank so much for bringing their plight to those who may not follow them.

    • Ulrike Gerbig-Brinkmann on January 21, 2021 at 3:52 pm

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    Dear Carlos, how lovely to hear from you and how good to know you are well and getting even better every day!
    Over Christmas I absolutely fell in love with your short sleeve beetle merch shirts. Especially the red is sooo beautiful!!! I chose the male biggest size as an oversized big shirt which I wear all the time. Now I can’t wait for the new Freya and Helmer prints…
    I am thinking of you and Arne often and send you both my love,
    Ulli

    • Kathleen Danley on January 21, 2021 at 3:52 pm

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    Thank you so much for sharing! It is so good to know that you are doing well. My prayers continue for you and for Andrew!. Covid has hit all so hard it is so unbelievable and then there are those other health concerns. God Bless

    • Patricia Stanczyc on January 21, 2021 at 3:53 pm

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    Dear Carlos and Arne,
    Your message and update is so optimistic and upbeat my heart swells with love and prayers for you both. It has been a long road for you both and I am hopeful that the end of sickness and return to health is getting closer for you. I can’t imagine the worry and fear you have both gone through and are still going through. Thinking healing thoughts for you.

    • Louise on January 21, 2021 at 3:55 pm

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    Happy to hear about you Carlos. Since last summer, you are both , Arne and you, like friends of mine. Your long terms effects reveal how this disease is serious and have a lots of incidences on health. Nobody, as healthy he is, is safe into this pandemic. It’s so important to repeat it.
    Take care Carlos. Your positivity is good for all of us.
    Louise

    • Kathleen on January 21, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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    Carlos,
    So happy to hear you are “on the mend”! Wishing you a full recovery and hoping Arne learns to cook before he gets too skinny..
    Best Regards,
    Kathleen

    • Brenda on January 21, 2021 at 3:58 pm

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    Thank you for the update. I continue to send healing thoughts and prayers to both you and Arne. Stay hopeful!

    • Ulrike Gerbig-Brinkmann on January 21, 2021 at 3:59 pm

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    P. S. :you thinking of Andrew and Andrea is such a beautiful gesture… ARNE and you are such beautiful people!!!!

    • Vivian Gu on January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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    Carlos,
    So very glad to hear you are recovering so very well and the national free facilities are grand. We don’t have free healthcare in the USA and it is hard on many. Unfortunatelyy, many in the world are not doing well after covid-19 and I am praying daily things will improve for everyone. I feel so very sorry for Andrew and did send something to help them. Hope all the fiber artists/crafters help. Continue to recover and give Arne cooking lessons so he doesn’t starve. Best wishes.

    • Linda Marlatt on January 21, 2021 at 4:01 pm

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    Thank you so much for this update on your health. I have been praying that your lungs will heal completely. This update indicates that you are certainly improving! You are fortunate to have access to this health care facility at no cost. That would be a miracle here in the USA.
    I’m sure you are following the professionals’ instructions and it sounds like you are learning how to take care of yourself when you are released and that your strength is returning. Hoping you get to return home soon.
    Take great care and God bless and heal you.
    Linda

    • Terri Mikes on January 21, 2021 at 4:04 pm

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    So excited to hear how well you are doing. Also pleased that Arne is doing well. The most outstanding and marvelous item in your update is your recommendation to send help to Andrew. You all are incredibly generous and deserve the best chance at good health. Thank you for caring for others and you work hard on your own health.

    Continued great progress and hurry g.j ome.

    • Margaret Hluch on January 21, 2021 at 4:04 pm

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    Margaret

    • Martine on January 21, 2021 at 4:06 pm

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    Good to hear you are doing well, hope you recover completely.

    • C. Sandmeier on January 21, 2021 at 4:07 pm

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    Thank you for the update! It’s wonder to hear how you and Arne are doing. Sending love hugs and prayers from the Pacific Northwest!

    • Cindy Avalos on January 21, 2021 at 4:08 pm

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    I am so happy for this news!

    • Ellen Neugebauer on January 21, 2021 at 4:09 pm

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    Wonderful to read your update! So happy you are receiving such good care. I so enjoy your podcasts and look forward to your return!! You two make me smile and laugh! Much needed in today’s world. Take care and heal quickly!!

    Ellen in South Dakota USA

    • Arlette on January 21, 2021 at 4:10 pm

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    Hi Carlos and Arne,
    Thanks for sharing your picture and hand knitted hat by Arne. I am glad you’re on the road to fully recover. Wish you all the best. See you soon!
    Arlette

    • Dusti Gilbert on January 21, 2021 at 4:11 pm

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    Carlos,

    I am so happy to hear that you are doing well and on the road to recovery! I was so touched by your request for Andrew and Andrea, I love Fruity Knitting. Thank you for using your platform to get the word out for them. So happy to hear that Arne is not starving and is able to chat with you each day. Praying for your safe return home! Thanks for keeping us updated and for all the wonderful work you and Arne do.

    • Megyn Reese Tiller on January 21, 2021 at 4:14 pm

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    I think I would get fat having four meals a day. Lol Please continue to get your health back.

    • Meg Jamieson on January 21, 2021 at 4:15 pm

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    Dear Carlos please know I am sending lots of healing energy and prayers for your speedy recovery, from a snowy Scottish Highlands, Hugs for you Arne Helmer & Feja XXXX

    • Alison J on January 21, 2021 at 4:17 pm

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    Carlos… so happy you are doing well…. but really…. go home quickly. And don’t worry about getting back to work full time. Let’s take things slowly. Your health is important.

    • Corinne on January 21, 2021 at 4:20 pm

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    Glad to hear that you’re being well cared for, in a free healthcare system just as we have in the UK (though you may know that it is stretched at present with our dreadful Covid statistics). I was touched by your request that we help Andrea and Andrew, who indeed need support, both financial and emotional.
    I’m glad Arne has the dogs for company. Take care, all of you.

    • Janet on January 21, 2021 at 4:20 pm

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    So good to hear you are healing and that Arne is managing Thank you for the good thoughts about FruityKnitting, I will share the information with my Local yarn shop

    • Joke Schuurman on January 21, 2021 at 4:21 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    I’m very happy to hear some good news from you. Although it’s not someone’s choice to be in a hospital, you’re in good hands. I wish you a quick recovery.
    I’m sure Arne will not be hungry. At least there is no porridge gate;-)
    Both of you can looking forward to your cooking skills when you are back home again, which wil be soon I hope.
    Greetings from Joke Schuurman from the Netherlands.

    • Yvonne on January 21, 2021 at 4:23 pm

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    So glad to hear that your health is improving, Carlos! I hope the therapy will continue to bring you increased strength every day, and that you’ll be able to return home soon. Thank goodness for the wonderful healthcare system there. We in the USA have so much to learn about taking care of our people.
    I am so grateful to find your videos! I’m “new to the party” – just became interested in your books last Fall when a friend made a doll from your pattern for her grandson’s first birthday. What a treasure that turned out to be! Watching your videos before Christmas and learning about Norwegian traditions was wonderful. My mormor’s family came from Hedmark, and we’ve been there to visit just once. It felt so much like home. Our planned trips to return have been cancelled twice because of Covid. We’re hoping to get there in June, if we can get on top of this horrible virus.
    Take good care of each other. Sending healing thoughts your way!

    • Cecilia Condal on January 21, 2021 at 4:25 pm

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    Dear Carlos

    I am really happy to read about all the improvements that you are experimenting.

    Norway is a great country and the health service the best.
    Here in Scotland we are happy with what we are offered but is not as much as there! But anyway our NHS (National Health Service) is fantastic.

    I am sure that Arne will learn to cook if he is getting instructions from you. And he is in good company with the two dogs.

    You are very kind giving the details of Andrew and Andrea, I feel so sorry for them.

    Keep warm and safe!
    A big hug!

    • Tina on January 21, 2021 at 4:27 pm

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    SO thrilled at the progress you’re making, Carlos. And what a lovely facility you’re able to rehab in. I’m confident with your “can do” attitude that you’ll have a great recovery. Prayers continue for BOTH of you. Though we’ll never have healthcare as complete as you Norwegians 🇳🇴, we in the states are enjoying a change of command with hopes in a new president…someone with manners and dignity…will bring to our fine country.

    • Barbara on January 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm

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    Dear Carlos and Arne,
    I’m so glad your health is improving and I hope you will soon be home with Arne and your doggie.
    Many blessings to you from the snowy part of Washington state, US.

    • Yvonne Klatt on January 21, 2021 at 4:39 pm

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    How wonderful to hear you’re getting such great care! We all hope you continue to improve in leaps and bounds!
    If I could I’d drop off some meals for Arne, but unfortunately I live in Canada. I do hope your friends and neighbours help him out!
    Don’t want him getting sick now too!
    Hugs and best wishes to you Both!
    Cheers, Yvonne Klatt

    • Marilyn C Fabbro on January 21, 2021 at 4:39 pm

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    Your kindness and generosity of bringing attention to Fruity Knitting’s needs is so classy! Stay well, both of you.

    • Jutta on January 21, 2021 at 4:41 pm

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    So happy to read that things are working out nicely for the two of you during your hospital stay Carlos. Best wishes for continued good progress to a full recovery. I am looking forward to seeing you and Arne working on new projects together again. Take care, Jutta

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    Meilleure santé à vous et bises de Bretagne.

    • Susan on January 21, 2021 at 4:41 pm

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    What a treat it was to hear from you both again, and I’m so pleased to hear that you are making such good progress Carlos. Very encouraging news.
    I’m sure you miss Carlos’s cooking very much Arne, but I expect that you’re learning as you you go along & will be as good as him very soon! (You could always make gingerbread!)
    I’m still knitting the Christmas balls to catch up, and also watching some of your other older videos, to help fill these long lockdown days in the UK. I’m particularly enjoying the ‘Vintage Knitting’ ones.
    I knitted my first fairisle jumper when I was 15….very many years ago now!
    Looking forward to watching you both again very soon.

    • Sara Kinzett on January 21, 2021 at 4:43 pm

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    Hello Carlos,
    I am delighted to hear of your continued improvement in the hospital. I came down with Covid on Christmas Day 2019 before we knew that it was anything but the new seasonal flu variation. My eldest daughter Emma and I both suffered for months with our lungs not working properly and our breathing being like sleep apnea ie sudden dramatic indrawn breaths and a strange feeling that we had no control over our breathing. We are both energetic types and we have come through by deep breathing in the fresh air. I am sure that your programme devised for you in the hospital will work wonders. Love to Arne and the dogs xx

    • Eileen on January 21, 2021 at 4:45 pm

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    Dear Carlos and Arne. Thank you so much for the thoughtful update. I am very glad that Carlos is feeling so much better, that you both can Face Time every day and that you have so much support.

    • Kathryn Bretl on January 21, 2021 at 4:48 pm

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    Thank you so very much for sharing your promising and wonderful news, Carlos!!! I continue with prayers for a complete recovery and positive thoughts for you and Arne🙏🏼

    • Shawnna on January 21, 2021 at 4:49 pm

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    Dear Carlos

    Thank you so much for giving us this update – especially as anyone’s health journey is personal. I wouldn’t have blamed you if you’d decided to keep it private. However, like everyone else here, I’ve been thinking of you and Arne a lot this month and wondering how you are doing, so I’m grateful that you did decide to share with us. The magic of our community is that you both, as well as all the lovely folks I knit with on Instagram during the Christmas Ball countdown feel like friends I just haven’t met yet 🙂

    It’s good to hear that Arne is giving cooking a go with your help 🙂 At some point it would be fun to get a recap of his cooking adventures and any new “specialties” he’s come up with! Wishing you both, as well as Freya and Helmer, all the very best.

    • Holly on January 21, 2021 at 4:50 pm

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    So glad to hear that you are on the way to a full recovery. You are so very lucky to live in a country with an excellent healthcare system. In the USA, something like you are going through could b very costly.

    • Judy Cole on January 21, 2021 at 4:52 pm

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    So glad to hear you’re doing well with more education and care for you lingering affects of Covid19. I believe everything you can learn to better your life today will be of greater benefit tomorrow and in the future. In your situation I would let the drs., and other professionals know what you want, what you don’t want, and exactly how you’re feeling. All your creative ideas will still be with you, and ready for sharing when you’re back home. I’m looking forward to that day!

    My Best,
    Judy Cole
    Idaho, USA

    • Jan Moore on January 21, 2021 at 4:54 pm

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    It was so wonderful to read your update, and hear that you are making great strides in your rehabilitation. I am looking forward to making more Christmas balls over the course of the year. I am so happy that your health care system is taking such good care of YOU. All the best for the New Year! I’m looking forward to watching your videos!
    Jan Moore from Nebraska, USA

    • Marygrace Lenaburg on January 21, 2021 at 4:57 pm

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    I think of both of you guys everyday. Glad you are making progress Carlos! Can’t wait until you are reunited in your beautiful home. I am looking forward to seeing you guys on YouTube. You guys have been a breath of fresh air in a frightening time.

    • Natalie Lee on January 21, 2021 at 4:57 pm

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    This is fabulous news. I have learned to Norwegian knit this month – watching your videos. My right wrist has arthritis and I also have tennis elbow. I can only do small amounts as my right arm insists on driving even in this method.
    Take care and love to you both.

    • Karen Parsons on January 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm

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    Hello Carlos
    So very happy to read that you are receiving such great care at the hospital. I’m sure that you are an excellent patient for you are so inquisitive and want to understand everything. Arne must be lonely, getting thinner and wildly talking to the dogs. You are dearly missed I am sure.

    As it is a new day here in the USA, I wish for you the same as for my country… Peace, compassion, good health and happiness. You and Arne are greatly missed. You two got us through those early days of COVID and continue to do so with grace and cheer. Your followers are devoted and knitting like crazy. But with a little less happiness because you and Arne are not with us.

    I look forward to the day when we can Sit & Knit For A Bit once again. Till then, listen to your health care providers and work hard to come back to Arne, the dogs and us too.

    Karen
    West Chester Pennsylvania

    • Mindy Kannon on January 21, 2021 at 5:03 pm

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    Glad your are improving. We all miss you two. Been catching up on all types of
    “new to me” knitting podcasts and so many talk about you two, the Christmas balls and how much fun it is to listen to your podcast! We LOVE you two and the two pups!
    Get better soon.

    • Cheri on January 21, 2021 at 5:03 pm

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    I miss inviting you and Arne into my home for a visit. I pray you are healed in a miraculous way.

    • Ginny Lawliss on January 21, 2021 at 5:04 pm

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    Hello Arne and Carlos, It was such a gift to see your wonderful email today when I got up. It is wonderful to know you are getting the care you need and not having to worry about Medical cost to you both. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to let us all know your progress and how you and Arne are doing. I can only hope your stay won’t be to long and that you will be back home with Arne and your fur baby’s very soon. Your thoughts on Andrea and Andrew medical cost was so loving and kind, and they need all our thoughts and prayers and support at this difficult time in their lives. You all enrich my live so much with your knowledge and kindness. Wish I was closer and I would take meals to Arne so he would have a balanced meal now and again. Much love, and gratitude for your updates. Ginny Lawliss in Calif.

    • Carolyn on January 21, 2021 at 5:05 pm

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    So glad for this news — I appreciate both of you! Watching your YouTube posts makes physical separation from so many experiences and loved ones feel less isolating. Thank you for sharing your lives, your hearts, and your home.

    Here in the center of the US, I feel a sense of relief and a glimmer of hope with the change of national leadership in this new year. Some progress on the healthcare front would be very welcome ~~

    With best wishes for each of you, Carolyn

    • susan barraza on January 21, 2021 at 5:10 pm

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    It is so good to hear from you! I know all of us have been praying for your full recovery. This virus has taken so much away from everyone in the entire world. I’m so glad you are doing so well!

    • Christine on January 21, 2021 at 5:17 pm

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    I was so pleased to see that you’ve taken the time to update all of us on how you are doing. We do care about how you are Carlos and thank God Arne is not starving! I can now stop worrying…..continue to do as you are told and have fun helping Arne in your kitchen……much affection…..Christine, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    • Beth on January 21, 2021 at 5:17 pm

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    Arne and Carlos,
    I’m thrilled to hear that you are doing so well and that the prognosis is so positive. I appreciate the update and know that you like to keep your private life just that, private, but know that you have many, many people caring about your health.

    I am missing you and Arne on YouTube – I got used to seeing both of your smiling faces daily. A joy during the dreariness of the pandemic. I look forward to seeing you both healthy and regaling us with interesting stories of your lives as soon as possible.

    Wishing you good health in this new year!

    • Janet on January 21, 2021 at 5:17 pm

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    So glad to hear you are getting better. I imagine Porridgeate will be over by the time you get back, and Arne will be asking for porridge every day.

    • Amy Mikelson on January 21, 2021 at 5:20 pm

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    So wonderful to hear you are doing so much better and that the treatment is working. Happy New that you will be fully recovered soon. Glad to hear Arne can survive until you return. Bless you all.

    • Carrie Sullivan on January 21, 2021 at 5:22 pm

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    Dear Carlos, I am so glad to hear this news. Your description of the healthcare system in Norway makes me want to retire there. Please keep up your therapies and I hope you continue to do even better!
    Dear Arne, I hope you, too, are doing well and not missing Carlos too much. Chin up! It sounds like he is doing well. Take care of yourself, too! Spring will be here, soon

    Thinking back to when I met you both at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church in NYC for the Russian sock class. My biggest wish is that we will all be able to travel again soon!
    Best wishes, Carrie

    • Alicia Quintano on January 21, 2021 at 5:24 pm

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    So wonderful to read this today, Carlos! I have thought of you often, wishing you well, and imagined Arne being well taken care of by Freya and Helmer. (I’m glad Freya taught Helmer how to bark so there will be no stray moose or shoe-stealing foxes to worry about.) Reading about your improving health has made a sunny morning here even sunnier. Best from Gloucester, MA , Alicia Q.

    • Debbie Fehl on January 21, 2021 at 5:24 pm

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    Glad to hear everything is going good. Take care.

    • Deborah Huss on January 21, 2021 at 5:24 pm

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    Arne and Carlos, I am so happy to hear recovery is moving forward and that Arne is coping at home. I am jealous of your excellent health care system! We here in the US are celebrating a new president and a call for healing our country. It is hoped that someday we will head the example of other countries and make health care affordable for all. I continue to watch your videos and knit away, awaiting your return. I am a fan of Fruity Knitting and am heart broken for them.. Than you for thinking or them and suggesting our support. Much love to you both!

    • Catherine Powers on January 21, 2021 at 5:29 pm

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    Thanks so much for the update! We do worry😘!

    • Toni Leech on January 21, 2021 at 5:29 pm

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    Dear Carlos,

    Greetings from Florida!! Thank you for the update!!! I have been hoping to find an a note from you every day. I have been so worried about you both and relieved to hear things are going well…most especially that you expect a full recovery from the hideous virus!! And also that Helmer is still there to keep Arne and Freya company. I, too, have been knitting Christmas balls non-stop, so I think of you both every single day. I recently purchased the Magnus Mouse pattern, and although it may be beyond my skills, I’m going to give it a try. I want to make two for my newborn twin granddaughters. Maybe by the time they are old enough to enjoy Magnus, I will have them made. 🙂 I also want to write a little “adventure” story about Magnus and the twins to go with the dolls.

    Sending love and best wishes! Keep up your wonderful positive attitude!! We can’t wait until you are both back with us on youtube!

    sincerely,
    Toni

    • Ruth Jensen on January 21, 2021 at 5:32 pm

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    Glad to hear you are doing well, Carlos. So kind of you to encourage people to send donations to Andrew and Andrea. I have joined their Patreon. Continued blessings to you and Arne.
    Sincerely,
    Ruth in Mississippi

    • Ann Litchfield on January 21, 2021 at 5:33 pm

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    Take care on your road to recovery

    • Jodie Matte on January 21, 2021 at 5:33 pm

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    Thank you so much for the update Carlos! And hello to Arne as well! I am over the moon happy that you are doing so well. I live in Canada so our Healthcare systems are quite similar and they are so very much appreciated at times such as these. Praying for you during the rest of your recovery.

    • Martha Rather on January 21, 2021 at 5:33 pm

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    I’m so happy and grateful your health is improving. The happy entertainment from you and Arne (and the dogs) this year was so helpful to me during this crazy pandemic. I’m so grateful! Wishing you all the best! See you around the internet 🥰🎶🌎

    • Teri Harter on January 21, 2021 at 5:34 pm

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    Thank you for this up date. You have both been on my mind. I wish you continued success with your recovery and I send a big HUG to Arne and hope he leans to cook, the basics at least. Teri from Oregon, USA

    • Wil Samdon on January 21, 2021 at 5:38 pm

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    Hi Arne & Carlos,
    Good that you have send an update about your health and Arne’s part in it.
    Good to hear things progress positively.
    Interesting to hear about the good healthcare in Norway.
    Andrew and Andrea, a whole other healthstory. Thank you for sharing their (financial) sorrow with us, your subscribers.
    Good use of the internet cq social media.
    You both and your black friends, have a nice day.
    From Wil, Amsterdam, NL.

    • rose on January 21, 2021 at 5:41 pm

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    So sweet to hear from you. Holding you and Arne in my heartflame and sending LoVe.

    • Sue Barner on January 21, 2021 at 5:45 pm

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    Good morning from Vancouver Island in Canada Carlos! So happy you are progressing well. We have a similar healthcare system here, so I know what you mean about being grateful for the kind of care we receive under a “universal” system – “look Ma, no bills”! Keep up the good work and you’ll be back with Arne and the pups in no time. Cheers!

    • Rona Kornfeld on January 21, 2021 at 5:47 pm

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    Dear Arne and Carlos, Thank you for the update. Happy to hear you are doing better Carlos, please take your time you need to fully recover, I am sending you positive energy for healing., I know you must miss Arne, .Its good that we have FaceTime so you can see and talk each other.It is so obvious how much you care for one another, I enjoy watching you interact, you make us laugh.
    My husband always ask me to wait to watch your podcast so he can listen as well, you make us laugh (he does not knit) I have been watching past podcasts.and using your video to learned how to Norwegian knit and purl. I am still practicing and working on my tension.

    The Knitting community is very special who have kind hearts., You are not the only Podcaster that have asked to support Andrea, Andrew and Madeline,-they are a lovely family going through a devastating situation, It must be hard for them to ask for financial help. If everyone in the knitting community would just send $5. it would add up for them. They really deserve our support.
    We are praying for a positive outcome for Andrew and you.
    Much Fondness, Rona, from Voorhees New Jersey

    • Luisa from Michigan on January 21, 2021 at 5:48 pm

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    Dear carlos thanks for the update, nice to hear you are doing well, hope you recover quick, we miss you guys a lot, my prayers for you and Arne,
    Cuídate mucho y recupérate pronto! Los extrañamos mucho
    Cariños a los dos incluyendo helmer and freja
    Un abrazo
    Luisa

    • Christine D. on January 21, 2021 at 5:50 pm

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    I have been worried about you Carlos. As a big fan of your YouTube channel I have not missed an episode and I care about you and Arne. I have really appreciated all that you have done with producing so many vlogs during the pandemic. It really was a bright spot in my day. Best wishes for continued progress with your recovery. And Arne I hope you are keeping well…hopefully Carlos will be home soon. : )

    • Mary Kathryn DeVries on January 21, 2021 at 5:53 pm

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    So glad my two Norway knitters are doing well. Your hopeful attitude encourages me to believe you will be well in time. I too would worry about Arne’s diet but I am glad Norway’s Healthcare is free for all. That is not true herebinthe USA.

    • Janice on January 21, 2021 at 5:57 pm

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    Blessings to you both. 💕. I’m so happy to hear this wonderful news, Carlos, a d that you are being taken care of. Being in Canada we have similar healthcare with no bills, thank God. 🙏 And so very thoughtful of you both to be thinking of someone else in need. Hugs and prayers to you both. 💕 Take care.

    • Linda on January 21, 2021 at 5:59 pm

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    Thank you for the update! We are so very relieved to hear that things are going well, even if they feel like they are taking forever. You two are definitely an inspiration. We look forward to your weekly podcasts. In the meantime, relax and take care of you. Arne, if we could send you a truckload of casseroles, we would! Remember, meat, potatoes, and veggies can be baked, also. 🙂 Love and Healing vibes from Iowa!

    • Dschanni on January 21, 2021 at 5:59 pm

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    Hello Carlos,
    I was very busy the last weeks and sadly had no time to follow you both, like I wanted it to do. Now I read that you are in hospital and I am a little shocked. Luckily you wrote, that you are OK and that you are on a good way to recovery. I send you all my best wishes and hope. Pleased send also Arne my best wishes. Take care of you and take the time it needs. I send you and Arne all my Love. Best wishes from Germany.
    Dschanni

    • Alison Higginson on January 21, 2021 at 6:08 pm

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    Hello Arne and Carlos,
    It was great to see this update and hear that you are doing well, Carlos, and that Helmer and Freya are taking good care of Arne at home. Here is Canada we are fortunate to also have an excellent health care system, although I don’t think that anyone would say that the food is “excellent”!!!

    I have downloaded a couple of your patterns today by way of a small contribution. Thank you for mentioning Andrea and Andrew from Fruity Knitting. I know that they will appreciate you bringing their situation to the attention of your many followers.

    Sending positive healing thoughts your way.
    Alison, Victoria, BC, Canada

    • Nicky Wasling on January 21, 2021 at 6:09 pm

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    It’s wonderful to hear that you are improving steadily and are being looked after so well. I look forward to the day when you can return home to be with Arne and enjoy normal life again. Wishing you both all the best, love Nicky from Hampshire in the UK 🇬🇧 🇳🇴

    • Margaret Koch on January 21, 2021 at 6:11 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    I’ve been a fan of you and Arne for 6 months now and really enjoy your sit and knit presentations. I think more than anything, I love that you guys make me laugh during these difficult times. So glad you are improving and healing. I do have to say that I am jealous of your Healthcare System as you know we in the u.s. do not have anything like that. But maybe someday… 😘

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    What an uplifting message and update. The future looks bright. As Always, thank you for sharing so much of yourselves. You and Arne have something special that the world does need to see and be a part of.
    Blessings to both of you, Freja and Helmer. oxo

    • Veronica Mullins on January 21, 2021 at 6:15 pm

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    Awww thank God Carlos you are doing well. I was thinking about you this morning. Please know I continue to pray for you and Arne. Warm “Hugs” 🥰

    • Ingrid on January 21, 2021 at 6:16 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    I am glad that, although you are in hospital, you are feeling well and that they take good care of you. Hopefully Arne and you will be together soon.
    Wishing you both the best,
    Greetings from The Netherlands,
    Ingrid

    • Mary on January 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm

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    Thank you for the update. So very pleased that your health is improving and you are getting stronger. I miss your podcasts (you and Arne spoiled us during Christmas) but hope to see you soon back at your home with new videos.
    It is very kind to mention Andrea and Andrew and their financial struggle. Take care and continued progress. Best wishes and hugs from Sarasota, Florida.

    • Sylvie Boisvert on January 21, 2021 at 6:24 pm

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    Wishing you healthy soon. Arne should be OK at home. Try not worry too much it’s taking to much energy away from your recovery. Love you 2 XOX

    • Esther Rubin on January 21, 2021 at 6:24 pm

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    Hi Carlos, Thank you for taking the time to update us on your rehab. You have been on my mind a lot. It’s so encouraging to know that you are making progress. I’ve been so worried about you, as going to the hospital for long term treatment meant that you were really feeling unwell. I hope that you continue to regain your health and that soon you’ll return home to Arne, Freya and Helmer. The hat that Arne made for you is beautiful and such a loving gesture. The devotion that you and Arne have for one another is an example for all of us. Thank you for mentioning Andrew and Andrea Doig. What they are confronting is devastating, but they have been so brave and dignified in their anguish. I hope that those who read your message, who are in a position to help, will do so. Much love to you and Arne. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.

    • Barni Linda on January 21, 2021 at 6:25 pm

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    Carlos-
    Am so relieved to hear you’re recovering! I know you don’t know many of us but you and Arne bring such joy to peoples lives, you just don’t know how appreciated that is. It’s like you two are family members to most of us. I just wanted to wish you well. I am just now working on my squares for the quarantine blanket. Better late than never!! Feel well soon and take good care. Thank you for keeping us updated and everything that you do to bring such joy into us fellow knitters lives.

    Take care

    Linda Yale

    • Mary Ann Sullivan on January 21, 2021 at 6:29 pm

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    Continued prayer for you both. So appreciate the update.
    P.S. Thank you for posting your photos with your folk costumes.

    • Sarah on January 21, 2021 at 6:31 pm

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    So glad to hear you’re doing better Carlos. Although you may be physically apart, you are Arne are linked by much more than proximity, hope you’re reunited soon.

    I started watching your Christmas podcasts and now I’m hooked. Your podcasts have made working from home and lockdown so much more entertaining!

    You blocks have inspired a new project and I look forward to sitting knitting with you again soon.

    Very best wishes to you both.
    Sarah, Wiltshire, UK

    • Angie Clemons on January 21, 2021 at 6:31 pm

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    Relieved and happy to read your good report. Also to read that Arne is doing okay. Continued prayers for healing.

    • Eva Gageik on January 21, 2021 at 6:34 pm

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    Hello, Carlos,
    I’m happy to hear that your health is improving. It takes the time it needs, but in the end you will recover and be as “good” as before!😉
    I’m just knitting another strikkedukker doll, a lookalike for a good friend. Strikkedukker is how I came to know you both. I had so much fun in knitting these dolls! In the meanwhile I worked some pieces inspired by you, socks, covers and I will try some gloves. Thank you for all the inspiration.
    Greetings to you and Arne from Germany.
    Eva Gageik

    • Helen Bügg on January 21, 2021 at 6:36 pm

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    Greeting from the U.K. Carlos!
    I’m so pleased you’re on the mend – this is excellent news. Your healthcare in Norway sounds amazing. Sending hugs to you both xx

    • Charlotte on January 21, 2021 at 6:40 pm

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    Hola Carlos,
    Glad to hear you are getting the support you need and hoping you are well soon.
    Best wishes from USA!

    • Alice Hoyle on January 21, 2021 at 6:44 pm

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    What a lovely surprise to see and read the update on Carlos’ treatment and Arne’s survival mode. I first learned of your podcasts by viewing the podcasts of River City Yarns in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I live 45 minutes south of Edmonton. Over the last year your podcasts have brightened my days and encouraged me to pick up UFO’s and finish them. My husband created a Christmas Star based on your creation – we had it hanging on our back deck for the holidays.
    Your medical news sounds encouraging, Carlos. We are always thankful that in Canada, we have great health care as well. A few years ago my husband was diagnosed with cancer: we were so grateful that the surgery he underwent and the follow-up treatment did not mean we had to mortgage our home, or worse – lose our home to pay for the medical care.
    Take care you two! You are living in a beautiful country. I have visited twice and would love to travel there again, someday.

    • Deborah on January 21, 2021 at 6:45 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    I am so happy to see you are doing fine and are so positive! Even when you are working on your health you think of someone else’s well-being. ❤️
    I also wear something from my love when I am sick or going through times, it makes me feel warm and safe. Keep up your good spirits and hope to see you soon! 🙏🌸🌼

    • marinella poggi on January 21, 2021 at 6:57 pm

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    happy to Know you are getting better.if you and Arnie like a rest in Italy, my home will be yours!!

    • Sarah on January 21, 2021 at 7:04 pm

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    😅😅
    So glad that you are on the mend. My husband and i were chatting tonight over dinner about how you where doing. Face timing is an amazing thing. We have to with my mother in law so don’t worry about Arne, he will suvive💪.
    Stay safe and get stronger.
    We are all here for you both ( and the dogs of course😁).
    See you both soon i hope. 💐💐

    • Linda on January 21, 2021 at 7:10 pm

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    Thanks for the update Carlos. You guys are in my prayers, along with the Doig family. I consider all of you to be dear friends as I watch your videos over and over. I’ve learned so much and continue to do so as I re-watch you and Fruity Knitting. There’s always something I missed it seems, and I enjoy your company even here, so very far away.

    • Cyn on January 21, 2021 at 7:11 pm

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    Glad to hear that things are going ok for both of you. Soon you will be back together enjoying life at home. Take care

    • Lorie Bush on January 21, 2021 at 7:12 pm

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    Carlos, it is wonderful to hear you are receiving quality care as your body makes a complete recovery from Covid-19!! Imagine you will be back home in optimum health soon.

    Thank you and Arne for sharing the beauty of your projects and Norway and helping so many of us get through the pandemic. Discovered your vlog this summer when we all felt disconnected and you two helped ease that with your upbeat compassionate videos.

    Well wishes to both of you and the fur family! Best regards from the highlands of North Carolina, Lorie

    • Barbara Jacobs on January 21, 2021 at 7:16 pm

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    Good to hear you are doing so well. Great to hear from you. Can’t wait until you are both uploading new videos once you get back home.

    • Nolie on January 21, 2021 at 7:19 pm

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    Thank you for updating us! You both are missed, and we can’t wait til you’re well enough to take up the mantle once more! You both are looking great, and your progress is very good news! 🤹‍♀️ So take good care of yourselves….we love you guys LOTS

    • Laura on January 21, 2021 at 7:23 pm

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    Hi Carlos! I’m so very happy that you have access to great healthcare. Blessings to you for a 100% recovery❤️ Here in the U.S. there is still so much denial about the severity of COVID and it is bringing up our death count to unimaginable numbers. People don’t realize how lasting the effects of it can be! I hope and pray our new administration will be able to start a recovery for us and help us to stay safe until then. We all need to think about each other and respect one another. Sending healing thought and Karma your way!

    • Wendy on January 21, 2021 at 7:29 pm

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    Wishing you well. Thank you for linking to Andrew’s pages – very thoughtful of you and I have donated to them.

    • Mary Mackinnon on January 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm

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    Good evening from West Yorkshire. I am really heartened to read that you are improving. May I also echo your comments on national health services. I’m very proud of the British NHS and the quality work and treatment we are in receipt of. I’ve been poorly with the virus and been in receipt of the best care. I discovered you as I was emerging from the virus and you brought me joy.
    You inspired me to start knitting again and I bought your book, Greatest knits. I’ve practiced knitting in the round using the Easter egg pattern. I now , thanks to your YouTube and book , have ordered the wool to make Easter eggs for my family and friends. A delightful project as we in Britain continue in lockdown. Take care and best wishes to You both.
    Mary

    • Barbara on January 21, 2021 at 7:31 pm

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    Hugs of the virtual kind 🤗. Sending Reiki energy ✨

    • Robin Ferguson on January 21, 2021 at 7:36 pm

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    So great to hear you are doing well. Continued prayers for your quick healing so you can get back home. (((Hugs))) & Love

    • Gillian on January 21, 2021 at 7:36 pm

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    Carlos, it is so good to know that you are receiving excellent care and treatment at the lung hospital and that you expect to make a full recovery after having been unwell for so many months with long Covid. I am sure that it won’t be too long before you are back home with Arne and those gorgeous dogs! ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’ so the saying goes!
    Thank you for your thoughtfulness in bringing Andrew, Andreaand Madeline’s plight to our attention through your email. The wonderful knitting and crochet community of podcasters has brought many of us relief and joy during this time of pandemic and I, for one am very grateful. Keeping you, Arne, Andrew, Andrea and Madeline in my thoughts and prayers. Take care,

    • Tina on January 21, 2021 at 7:39 pm

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    Blessings from Mid-Missouri, US. So hope that you continue to get stronger and stronger.
    I’m not a knitter but love your and Arne’s Idea book. Our craft book club is using it right now.
    I’m excited to finish mine and fill it with all good things inspired by you both.
    Take care Carols!!!!

    • Bastienne Bernasco on January 21, 2021 at 7:47 pm

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    Dear Carlos and Arne
    I was really pleased
    to read your positive update and wish you all the best to get through this together!

    • Bruce on January 21, 2021 at 7:51 pm

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    Greetings Carlos!
    Here’s the deal. I’m not a knitter, wouldn’t know a skein of yarn from a bundle of wheat and the only two “sticks” I’m familiar with are chopsticks. But my wife is a knitter. Oh boy what a knitter, you wouldn’t believe. I have socks, hats, and scarfs all over the place to prove my point. So many designs, such beautiful colorful combinations, it’s wonderful to be so spoiled!
    So, why do I make this comment? Because, like any self-respecting knitter, she never misses an Arne & Carlos episode, which is how I learned of your medical condition. After all, as her dutiful husband I watch and enjoy Arne & Carlos, too!
    The world is in desperately short supply of beautiful people like you and Arne, so your presence is urgently required in order to fulfill your destiny, which is to continue making the world a better place.

    • carol on January 21, 2021 at 7:52 pm

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    Speedy recovery from new York love your videos learned alot

    • Diane Scott on January 21, 2021 at 7:53 pm

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    Carlos, it is so good to hear that things are going well for you at the hospital. Continued prayers for your health to improve quickly and that you will be able to go home soon. What a blessing that you don’t have to worry about hospital bills and can concentrate on just getting stronger and healthier. You and Arne have helped us get through this past year and I pray you will be able to return to the work you love soon. Blessings and prayers from Texas❤️

    • Carole on January 21, 2021 at 7:56 pm

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    Carlos
    Speedy recovery wishes coming your way. Along with a great many thanks for Sit & Knit a Bit…a bright spot during a difficult time. I can hardly wait for you to be back at home with Arne.
    Regards from southwestern Michigan, USA
    Carole

    • Debbie Bell on January 21, 2021 at 8:09 pm

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    So glad you were doing well! Looking forward to you returning home to Arne. Take care and be well! So nice to know that you are doing well. Love and hugs to you both!

    • Holly Rust on January 21, 2021 at 8:09 pm

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    Dear Carlos & Arne,

    we all love you so much and are so happy and thankful you are getting the treatment you need and won’t be in huge debt afterwards, but healthy and well. we also appreciate the update as mentioned we all love you so much and think about you and how you are doing.

    Lastly, a coincidental thing, I just finished sending a small donation via paypal to Andrew of Fruity Knitting after watching Andrea’s heart wrenching health update.

    Sending up healing prayers and prayers of comfort for you and for Andrew and for Arne & Andrea too.

    • Nancy Stafford on January 21, 2021 at 8:17 pm

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    Breathing a sigh of relief. With this news and with President Biden’s inauguration yesterday I have new optimism.

    • Donna Fink on January 21, 2021 at 8:32 pm

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    It is so good to hear that you are improving. I am sure Arne and the kids are missing you so much…not just your cooking…

    Take care and I will be keeping you in Healing Light.

    Peace

    Donna Fink

    • Betty Vega Fockler on January 21, 2021 at 8:32 pm

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    I was hoping you and Arne would post an update soon! We are all happy to learn you are improving and learning new things about your care for your future! Prayers and good hopes for both of you! 🙏🏻💕

    • Elizabeth Langley on January 21, 2021 at 8:33 pm

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    Hi Carlos 🙂 I’m so glad to hear of your progress and that you are in the care of such a wonderful hospital! It’s good to have an update from you.
    I expect Arne is eating all kinds of crazy food while you are away. At least he has the dogs for company but he will be so happy when you are well enough to go home. You come as a pair and are so loved by so many.
    Take care xx

    • Marjorie on January 21, 2021 at 8:35 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    It was great to hear how you are doing. I wish you and Arne well…you are both such inspiring ,creative
    caring, genuine people.
    Love and the Best of Wishes from the north of Scotland.🌷❤️🌷❤️

    • Chris Berry on January 21, 2021 at 8:36 pm

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    Dear Carlos, thank you so much for taking time out from your busy daily regime to keep us up to date with your progress! I’m so very pleased and relieved that things are going well for you. You have so much to get better for! We miss you, but know that you are in the very best place. The times that we spend with you all are so very special, and I know that they will return. Sending warmest love and best wishes to Arne & yourself, and big cuddles for Helmer and Freje! Chris from Leicestershire, England.

    • Caroline on January 21, 2021 at 8:37 pm

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    The craziness here in the States these last months and especially these last two weeks have been a worry but knowing that that will hopefully come to an end PLUS knowing that you, Carlos, are improving is great news! Sounds like you have the best care and that is a great relief to you and Arne! Keep improving and you’ll be home to Arne and your furry friends in no time! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Dee from British Columbia, Canada on January 21, 2021 at 8:37 pm

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    Dear Arne and Carlos,
    Thank you so much for the update. You’ve both been on my mind daily these past weeks and it’s a relief to get such positive news about your health. I’m more convinced than ever that Norway is a wonderful country in which to live.
    I’ve worried about Arne cooking for himself. I hope he is taking care of himself and mastering some basic recipes that will get him through until you are reunited at home.
    I am going to do some shopping for patterns now, as that is the only thing I can do to help (and your designs are wonderful).
    Your comments about the other knitters needing our help are another example of your kind and unselfish natures. You both set a shining example of how to live your life. Thank you for being you!

    • Deborah Shields on January 21, 2021 at 8:37 pm

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    Wishing you continuing progress and a full recovery Carlos! You and Arne will always have a place in my heart because your videos got me through a long, hard recovery from a bad car accident 3.5 years ago that was very incapacitating for several months.

    • Linda M Hinkson on January 21, 2021 at 8:38 pm

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    Hi Carlos, so glad you are recuperating and on your way to full recovery. I wish we had free healthcare here in the US. They keep talking about it so maybe one day we will get it. Glad that Arne and the dogs are fine. Still working on Christmas balls and blanket squares. Looking forward to more sit and knit podcasts. I’m a Patreon of Fruity Knitting and it’s very sad what they are going through.

    • Patricia Scott on January 21, 2021 at 8:38 pm

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    Sending continued healing vibes to you!

    • Lieve on January 21, 2021 at 8:39 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    I thank God for your great generous heart! You really are an inspiration in so many ways. How you now – amidst your own efforts to get your health back – think about and support Andrew and Andrea from Fruity knitting., that is heartwarming.
    God bless you! And may your health soon be totally restored.
    You and Carlos are missed and I wish you both all the best. And the dogs too, ofcourse. I’m sure they ‘re doing a great job keeping Arne company and warning the moose!

    • Lynn Burdett on January 21, 2021 at 8:41 pm

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    Thank you for the update, Carlos. Glad to hear you are doing better and that your hospital stay is going well. I have been thinking of you both and sending positive thoughts your way. Hopefully you will soon be home again and reunited with Arne and your pups. Keep taking care. All the best wishes to you both. Lynn xox

    • Stephanie Selb on January 21, 2021 at 8:41 pm

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    Dear Carlos, I’m so happy to hear that things are going well while you are in hospital. What a blessing to be in a place where you have good healthcare. Speaking of blessings, you and Arne are a blessing to the knitting community and to your professional knitting colleagues. Thank you for referring us to support Andrew and Andrea at Fruity Knitting. You and Arne are wonderful people. I am a fairly new follower and I’m becoming a bigger fan the more I get to know you both. May you both be blessed with health and happiness.

    • Elisabeth Foster on January 21, 2021 at 8:46 pm

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    Wishing you all the best for a very speedy recovery, Carlos. Missing ‘Sit And Knit For A Bit’ , but it is more important that you get yourself fit and healthy. I am also like Arne at the moment because my husband is in hospital getting over a kidney infection. It’s difficult to be alone, when we are in lockdown here in England, as well as trying to keep everything going on our farm, but I know he is getting the best care from our wonderful National Health Service and will soon be home. Kind regards to you both x

    • Joy on January 21, 2021 at 8:47 pm

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    So glad you’re doing better… and how lucky you are to live in a country with such a great healthcare system. Sending you lots of good healing thoughts and best wishes for a complete recovery. Hi to Arne too!

    • Lisa M on January 21, 2021 at 8:59 pm

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    Great to hear you are improving Carlos, keep resting and doing all of those new techniques and you will feel so good. Looks like a fabulous place and the care sounds excellent, very holistic. Love to you and Arne, Freja and Helmet.

    • Tonia Katz Howick on January 21, 2021 at 9:08 pm

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    Dear Carlos:
    Thank you so much for the update. We are sending love to you and Arne. I am so glad to know you are doing well and getting stronger. I have been worried about Arne, who is a little afraid of the dark.
    Many thanks for the new patterns. I am going to make the hat.
    Love x XX
    Tonia

    • Ginette Vallée on January 21, 2021 at 9:12 pm

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    Dear Carlos, wishing you a prompt recovery and hope you are able to return home very soon to Arne and the dogs.
    Dear Arne, hang in there! Carlos will be home soon!

    • Be on January 21, 2021 at 9:15 pm

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    It sounds like a wonderful hospital and recovery set up there.

    So, one step at a time, one breath at a time, as they say in mindfulness-speak for integrated recovery. Takes on a new meaning with this current pandemic.

    Thank you and Arne for getting me to knit, even if I was up until 4am knitting Christmas balls – knitting just the one ball, it was fun. Thank you for sharing yourselves and your knitting techniques with us. Love your videos!

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Carlos!!

    • Heather Platt on January 21, 2021 at 9:17 pm

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    I have been thinking about you both. Glad to hear you are pleased and encouraged with your care and progress. Hope you will be home soon, reunited with Arne and the dogs. Sending warm wishes from Canada.

    • Sharyn Armstrong on January 21, 2021 at 9:19 pm

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    Hi Carlos,
    I am glad that, like me, you are in a country with free healthcare. It has never before been so important.
    A big thank you for the call to help my fellow Australian’s, Andrew and Andrea from Fruity Knitting. They have touched so many knitters’ lives, as you and Arne have as well, and really need the community’s love and financial support at the moment.
    Fingers crossed for a full recovery for you and for Andrew.

    • JOYCE FORD on January 21, 2021 at 9:26 pm

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    So glad to hear that you are “on the mend” as we say here in in Texas. I miss seeing you bi-weekly podcasts and look forward to when you are able to restart them. I hope that your therapy continues to go well and you are able to go home to be with Arne, the dogs, and your family soon.

    • Anne on January 21, 2021 at 9:28 pm

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    All the best, Carlos, for a speedy recovery.
    Thank you for all your videos. They are really helping us all get through this trying time.

    • Laura Hess on January 21, 2021 at 9:35 pm

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    Carlos you and arne are truly such good men. Thinking of others, that is Andrea and Andrew,when you are dealing with your own issues. Thanks for you being you and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    • Joanne Anthony on January 21, 2021 at 9:36 pm

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    You are so gracious to direct us to Andrew and Andrea. Both you and they have been in my prayers. How fortunate you are to have excellent healthcare provided. Norway should be an example for the rest of the world.

    • Linda on January 21, 2021 at 9:49 pm

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    Hi Carlos!!! So glad to hear from you and to learn that you are doing better. It is so generous of you to suggest donating to Andrew and Andrea. My thoughts are with you AND Arne and hope you are back together again very soon.
    xoxo

    • Rose Balko on January 21, 2021 at 10:07 pm

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    All the best from Tecumseh, Ontario, 🇨🇦 Canada 🇨🇦

    • Janis Day Lewis on January 21, 2021 at 10:15 pm

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    Good morning Carlos,
    When I checked my emails this morning, your, email was sitting there waiting for me to read.
    How wonderful to know that you are getting stronger and improving everyday.
    Also to know that you feel well enough to put pen to paper to fill us in on your progress.
    I must admit, i think of you often and was concerned for you.
    Also, how much Arne will be missing you.
    Thank you very much for thinking us, in this big wide world of crafty people.
    Please, keep on stronger and healthier.
    Much love,
    Janis[Australia]

    • Louanne McKeon on January 21, 2021 at 10:15 pm

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    Much love and healing energy…..I know your love story with Arne and knitting!, lol, will continue soon!
    Blessings from Canada

    • Lori L Certalic on January 21, 2021 at 10:18 pm

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    Many prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. Thank you for the update and for the many sweet videos I’ve watched and am now re-watching. I will also pray for Arne and his attempts in the kitchen. Perhaps he will surprise you with a special feast when you get home. The videos of you two in the kitchen are always my favorite. You are such a special pair and so much fun to know 😉 I am finishing my 10th day with Covid 19. I will be glad to be done with it as the cough has been unbearable. I am on the mend. Take care Carlos and rest. xoxo Hello to Arne, Helmer and Freja!

    • Sharon White on January 21, 2021 at 10:20 pm

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    Really shows what a special person you are when you remind us of someone in worse situation than you, Andrew and Andrea. Take care and hopefully you will be home soon.
    I thought about poor Arne’s stomach…as soon as you announced you were going to hospital. Haha!
    I’m sure he will be a gourmet chef by the time you return!
    Take care both of you,
    really miss your sit and knit !
    Sharon

    • Deborah Ryder on January 21, 2021 at 10:22 pm

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    What good new! You and Arne have been in our prayers everyday and will continue to be there.
    To pass the time as we await the next update, I am working on the Christmas Advent Calendar. I know a little late to the party, but I’m thinking of it this way: early for next Christmas. You guys were right! These Christmas Balls are addictive! Blessings, get well real soon. Debbie, Harrisburg, PA, USA

    • Ida Victoria on January 21, 2021 at 10:27 pm

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    Dear Carlos and Arne,

    Carlos, you must get well soon so that Arne eats well! I love your podcasts and the daily Christmas ones helped to get me through a pandemic riddled year. Many many thanks. My thoughts are with you both.

    Ida Victoria

    • Marlene on January 21, 2021 at 10:31 pm

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    Great to hear the good progress on Carlos’s recovery. Hoping to hear more of that. And yes we reached out to help Andrew at Fruity Knitting and are praying his health will soon stabilize and improve.

    Wondering how Arne was doing with the dogs on his own. I’m sure he has endless projects to fill his time, but I would like to suggest one that would be very current and perhaps popular in the US just now. There has been plenty of news coverage of the Jan 20 Inauguration where Senator Sanders, from Vermont, was caught wearing handmade mittens which were given to him as a gift, and now everyone is requesting handmade mittens form the knitters Etsy site, but there are no more.

    It looks like Americans are ready for a good tutorial on how to make their own mittens, and perhaps a new 2021 mitten design for the times. I can”t think of anyone better to take on this task than Arne.

    Arne, America needs your help now!

    Following our 2017 Inauguration, many Americans learned the basics of knitting, making pink hats. It cold outside and we need to learn how to make handmade mittens for 2021.

    • Julianna on January 21, 2021 at 10:35 pm

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    God bedring! I’m glad you’re in Norway where you can treatment and rehabilitation. I don’t think it would be possible in most countries at this point in time.
    Thank you for all the wonderful podcasts.
    Hilsen fra Minnesota!

    • Constance Camp on January 21, 2021 at 10:39 pm

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    It is good to hear from you about your excellent progress and generous heart. Take care and continue to heal . Roxanne Richardson on YouTube has a Finish It February every year. I plan to work on the Christmas balls during that time. But your new patterns are tempting me! Love to Ane and the dogs. Tell him to find a simple no fail recipe book and he’ll do fine.

    • Michele on January 21, 2021 at 10:47 pm

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    I am glad you are being well looked after and are feeling well. Take care

    • Judy on January 21, 2021 at 11:03 pm

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    Dear Carlos.. I am so pleased you sound very positive.. and upbeat… and are doing so well.. and I am very touched that you mentioned Andrew and Andrea from Fruity Knitting.. that is a great idea… They have enormous medical expenses… and I wish them peace of mind and some comfort at this very difficult time for them.. May you be home soon in good health.. love , Judy

    • Lise Ranger on January 21, 2021 at 11:40 pm

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    I am relieved to read that you are doing well and that you appreciate your stay at the Granheim Lung Hospital. I miss your weekly YouTube videos and exchanges. Fortunately, Arne has the company of Elmer and Freia during those winter months and you can both stay in contact through Facetime. I wish you a complete recovery and look forward reading further news from both of you.Thank you for your friendship and creativity

    • Maia Mittelstaedt on January 21, 2021 at 11:45 pm

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    How wonderful to hear from you Carlos! I’m glad you’re doing so much better and that you are getting such good healthcare in Norway. I so enjoy you and Arne and your Sit and Knit for a Bit podcasts. I hope Arne is doing okay with his being frightened by the dark. It probably helps a lot to have Helmer and Freja with him. I look forward to a resumption of your YouTube shows. Take care and best wishes from me and so many others!
    Maia Lagergren Mittelstaedt
    Selah, Washington, USA

    • Christine Lovgren on January 21, 2021 at 11:47 pm

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    Greetings and good wishes from the North Shore of Massachusetts. Thanks for sharing the selfie. I m glad to see you looking so much more lively and happy than the last time I saw your chat w. Arne. The health care system in Norway is something we could learn from here in USA. Here s hoping your recuperation allows all your creative juices to run strong.

    PS I LOVE your VW beetle!

    • Char Dennis on January 21, 2021 at 11:55 pm

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    So happy to hear that you are doing better and in such good hands. So very kind of you to support Andrew and Andrea. I am a Patron (Shetland) so I have supported them through that and also just sent them $100. They have work so hard and now Andrew is not well. Being in the knitting community we buy lots of stuff so even if you can only afford $5.00 it all adds up. By the way I purchased your 3 duckies today cannot forget you guys as every little bit counts.
    Hope you will be home soon.
    Hugs
    Char Edmonton AB Canad

    • Julie baker on January 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

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    So glad for this news! You are so fortunate to live in a country that truly takes care of it’s citizens! Hoping that you continue to improve! Hugs and love from Texas, USA

    • Mary Ann on January 22, 2021 at 12:04 am

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    Thank you for the update, Carlos! I am so glad you are improving. I wish I could send Arne some meals but I trust either he will gee great guidance from you and/or someone closer than I am can give him something he likes more than cold porridge! I am still enjoying the backlog Of videos from before I discovered the channel. Stay strong!!

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    Dear Carlos … thank you for your update and so happy to hear you are getting such wonderful care and I hope you will soon be home with your loved ones completely rid of these terrible covid after worries.

    Also – in asking us for help with Andrew’s and Andrea’s dreadful situation is so kind and generous and says a lot about you. If our prayers and wishes will help – he’s on the road to recovery also.

    Take great care; you look strong and healthy and Arne’s special hat is heart-warming also.

    Kindest thoughts,
    Margaret Ann – Perth – Western Australia.

    • Andrea Kvernvik on January 22, 2021 at 12:14 am

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    So happy to hear you are doing well. I will comntinue praying for both nyou and Arne, Hope you can go home soon!

    • Nancy on January 22, 2021 at 12:18 am

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your update with the Arne and Carlos Community! I’m so glad to know you are both doing well and the doggies, too! I hope you continue to recover well, Carlos, and I look forward to hearing about Arne’s new adventures in the kitchen!

    • patty-anne Lea on January 22, 2021 at 12:24 am

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    I am so sorry you have a long haul virus. I got the virus on 23 Jan 2020 and I am still not well.
    Keep up the good work with diet and exercise. I am very sorry for Arne, he will be very lonely without you. Your relationship is a joy to see.
    Please do not get home and start working hard or you will get ill again. I was told by my Dr, That I will have these problems the rest of my life, shortness of breath and hitting the wall with absolute exhauster.
    Send my love and regards to Arne,
    patty-anne Lea, Canada,

    • Esther George on January 22, 2021 at 12:38 am

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    Hello, Carlos:

    I am so glad to learn that you are being given excellent care! I look forward to hearing that you are back home and continuing to recuperate. Greetings to Arne, Helmer and Freja! You all make my day more delightful!!

    Your friend,
    Esther (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

    • Kim on January 22, 2021 at 12:49 am

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    Carlos,

    So glad to hear you are getting better. How funny to hear you are helping Arne with his cooking over FaceTime!! I’m sure he is cooking well with your help! I was happy to see your report today! Hope you get to go home soon. Stay safe! Tell Arne to cook spaghetti! It’s easy! He will love it! Look forward to hearing from you again soon! Many blessings from Midland, North Carolina !

    • Marie on January 22, 2021 at 12:54 am

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    Such positive news on your recovery!
    Thank you for keeping us in the loop, I’ve wondered how your healing is going.

    I’m jealous of your health care system. Here in America I wish we something so civilized.

    • Dana Dean on January 22, 2021 at 1:02 am

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    Hi Carlos, so happy to hear your doing so well under the doctor’s care. I’ve been keeping you in my prayers for complete healing and for sweet Arne to stay so busy that the pain of missing you is lessened. Glad to know that Helmut is still visiting as his energy is so happy it would be difficult to be down with him around.
    Looking forward to your return and let Arne know how much I miss seeing you both. Wish I was closer so I could bring Arne a big pot of somethin tasty.
    Best wishes for a speedy thorough recovery,
    Dana

    • Rebecca Jackson on January 22, 2021 at 1:08 am

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    Sending best wishes to you both from here in Manchester, UK. I have loved watching your videos during lockdown . So sorry to hear you apart at the moment but glad you are getting excellent care Carlos and will soon be home with Arne and the dogs.

    • Kaila on January 22, 2021 at 1:09 am

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    First of all, I’m cheering you on from my little snowy corner of Canada! I, too, am fairly confident that you will be much improved when they discharge you from the hospital. It sounds like an excellent place, and you are working hard too.

    Second, I respect so much that you have directed people to support Andrew and Andrea’s struggle. It would have been so easy for you to just pocket extra money that people want to send you. Bravo! I’m not surprised that you guys are thinking of their troubles, even as you deal with your own.

    Third, your excellent YouTube vlogs this year have given me the desire to learn Norwegian…and I started a Zoom beginner’s course 2 days ago! I’m so excited, but my head is also exploding! It is humbling to struggle to read simple sentences and to speak so slowly. But I love it and when I dive into the homework, I don’t want to stop!

    Hei fra Kanada!

    • Dana Batol on January 22, 2021 at 1:09 am

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    I miss you but I am so happy you are both doing well. And yes I am supporting Andrew with Pateron—it is very kind of you both to let others know. Plus I will buy a pattern.
    I appreciate all the lovely content you left for me, another kindness really. I am so happy I have this little corner of the world to look to and I have hope again about our country. Keep doing the next right thing. I am learning toe up socks now.

    • Leslie Ardinger on January 22, 2021 at 1:25 am

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    Praying for you everyday! I just purchased the Hedvig Flower blanket pattern and hope to complete a flower everyday until you return to Arne. God Speed!

    Leslie from Princeton, Massachusetts

    • Cheryl Shores on January 22, 2021 at 1:33 am

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    Carlos
    I have been so worried about you. As a member of a medical family I know how this virus can affect everyone that gets it very differently. There is still so much to learn and only time will tell. I am so happy to heard that you are improving and I’m sure Arne will do well also. I just looked up Fruity Knitting and will and fell in love with the sweater. I certainly will send them some help. Hopefully, I will get to Norway someday to trace my family history and I would love to take you both out to dinner.
    I would appreciate if Arne could tell me where I could find the Prince Harold pattern for my grandchildren.
    Thank you so much for inspiring me to knit again.

    My love to you both.

    • Anna on January 22, 2021 at 1:34 am

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    Carlos so very happy to hear you are receiving quality care- you deserve the best! I say this because you are truly a selfless person. You are kind and warm-hearted for thinking of Andrew and Andrea and asking us to help them instead♥️ Done! And I will continue to pray and send positive thoughts to you as well. We need more people like you in this world Carlos…
    Best wishes and speedy recovery,
    Anna from Rhode Island

    • Kim Carter on January 22, 2021 at 1:40 am

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    I am so sorry you are going thru this. I have really enjoyed your Christmas vlogs and just ordered your book of 55 Christmas Balls. They will be gifts for Christmas 2021. I’m sending LOTS of get well wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

    • Tamra Hess on January 22, 2021 at 1:48 am

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    Hello Carlos! It is good to hear from you and learn that you are improving each day. My best to you and Arne. We miss you. Tamra from Ohio, USA

    • Ann on January 22, 2021 at 1:54 am

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    Dear Carlos,
    I had no idea that you had been poorly and I wish you all of the best for the future. Get well soon Carlos and take care.
    I received your wonderful book ” Arne and Carlos Greatest Knits” for Christmas and I love it, the photographs are wonderful. I am going to try and knit the Christmas balls for this coming year.
    I note that your weather is cold, here in South Australia it is stinking hot at the moment and quite oppressive. However we love living here, we live in a little seaside town called Victor Harbor about 50 kilometres from Adelaide.
    I also noted that your health system is for free, we are very lucky here in Australia also, a great place to live.
    I love watching your videos and hearing what you have to say, its great and thank you. All the very best to you Carlos and love to you and Arne. Best wishes Ann

    • Dotty Arola on January 22, 2021 at 2:05 am

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    So glad to hear that you are doing well. And thank you for mentioning Andrea and Andrew. They are in my prayers.

    • Dr. Thelma J. Talloo on January 22, 2021 at 2:09 am

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    Praise God you are better!!! I had Covid end Aug 2020. God has a purpose for all Covid survivors to live! We are here to help others reach heaven…& to spread His love on this earth. I am still weak, low appetite, no desire to eat mutton or chicken, but fish is great, & i have lots of fruits & vegetables. Digestion is not so good. So i eat small amounts. I am getting terrible muscle pain still. But Praise God, the lungs are fine now & breathing is good. Can you do yoga to improve breathing more?
    You have lovely eyes. <3 & i am so happy you are breathing better & muscle mass is increasing. Stay blessed. To reach out to Andrea & Andrew is your intrinsic goodness….Yes. Since the time i heard you had Covid you have been uplifted daily in my prayers to the Lord. He is Good & Merciful & Gracious.
    Stay blessed, Stay healthy & gain strength.
    I too am a designer, (Knitting Nani Thelma on Ravelry) but not as famous or great as you. In my humble way, i give my patterns free from time to time so many can knit & meditate & be happy in this pandemic. Many blessings from across the oceans, from New Delhi, India, lots of love & prayers, Thelma

    • Sarah McKenna on January 22, 2021 at 2:25 am

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    Prayers and good thoughts for you both.💜

    • Jennifer on January 22, 2021 at 2:29 am

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    Dear Carlos,

    Thank you for updating us and keeping in touch. I’m so glad you are having a successful convalescence! It is so good to hear that your healthcare is so dedicated and your appreciation of all the workers around you. You have goals and a plan for achieving them, so I have not doubt of your success. Stay strong! I look forward to the Wednesday Sit and Knit for a Bit sessions when you feel up to them again.

    Love from Jennifer in Tennessee

    • SandraM on January 22, 2021 at 2:34 am

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    Praying for your health, Carlos and sending warm hugs to Arne as he, Freja and Helmer wait for your safe return back home. Sending you blessings from NYC.

    • Ruth on January 22, 2021 at 3:00 am

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    This is wonderful news, Carlos. Please keep your positive attitude and your heart of gratitude. You inspire us. We look forward to the day when you’re 100%. Hallelujah!

    It touched my heart when you asked us to consider helping Andrea and Andrew Doig of Fruity Knitting. Oh, they truly need our help and prayers. Thank you for being so unselfish and for using your platform to let many knitters know of their needs. xo

    • Sandy on January 22, 2021 at 3:00 am

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    Thank you Carlos for giving us an update on how you are doing and the routine of your therapy. I also am happy to hear Arne is doing fine, I too have worried about his diet knowing he does not cook, the other day I was wishing I live closer so as to be able to take meals over, but I am in California USA, Hopefully there are friends who take meals over a couple times a week.
    Prayers are with you and Arne.

    • Pamela Cordon on January 22, 2021 at 3:13 am

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    Arne and Carlos, I miss seeing your new videos every week. Carlos, I am so happy that you are getting such excellent healthcare in Norway. I voted for Bernie Sanders twice to be the Democratic nominee for President in US. He wanted to set up socialized healthcare here. Unfortunately, healthcare is a big business here and is fought against on several fronts. I am glad that you have it though. Scandinavian people seem so reasonable and fair minded. If I were rich, I would like to live in Norway or Sweden. ❤️ Love to both of you.

    • Sandy on January 22, 2021 at 3:21 am

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    Hi Carlos,

    What a happy surprise to see your blog. So happy that you are getting such wonderful care and have such an optimistic prognosis. So glad that Arne, Freya and Helmer are doing well also. I am sure they miss you terribly. I know I miss seeing all of you. Looking forward to the day you and Arne will be back on YouTube healthy and happy with all your wonderful stories. You and Arne are in my prayers. Love you both!

    • Catherine Goser on January 22, 2021 at 3:51 am

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    It is comforting to read you are being cared for so well! Please continue your care. And prayers for Arne as he is at home missing you.
    May healing and a cure be given to you.
    I am happy that the patterns I purchased before you went to the hospital can go to Arne getting food that is easier to prepare. Laughing out Loud and teasing Arne! 😉

    • MariaLuisa Ponce on January 22, 2021 at 3:52 am

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    Hello Carlitos I wish you get better soon , We need you to get better soon, Arne needs you the most so give it all you got😊 so we can all enjoy the beautiful people show😍 you bring a smile to my face😁 Arne with his 🐡gold fish memory needs you to keep his thoughts on track.
    Get better soon Carlitos 🌹. Howdy from Wyoming. 😘😘😘

    • Donaldson Susan on January 22, 2021 at 4:01 am

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    Carlos, I am praying for your health and want to send a big thank you hug for keeping this Christmas season interesting during this difficult period. I am a self taught knitter. I didn’t start until my 50’s and put it aside for a few years. Around November 202 I found you and Arne on YouTube. I have watched just about everything and purchased the Advent Christmas balls pattern and a couple others. I knitted a pair of your mittens and am forcing myself to knit the Norwegian style!!! The knitting is so easy and the purl I will keep trying! You and Arne are so encouraging and I love your stories and your garden. God Bless xoxo Suzika

    • Marilyn Haunani Olsen on January 22, 2021 at 4:24 am

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    Aloha Carlos,
    It’s good to know that you are doing better. I started watching your YouTube videos during quarantine and loved it. I miss “Sit and Knit for a Bit”. Arne is so funny and a rascal at times which always makes me laugh. I hope Arne and the dogs are doing well. Focus on getting better and know that you have many friends wishing you well.
    Malama pono (take care )
    Haunani Olsen

    • Liz R on January 22, 2021 at 4:29 am

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    Dear Carlos, What great news to hear that you are doing so much better. It is wonderful the healthcare system that Norway has. Wish we had that here in America, maybe someday. I miss you and Arne and your podcasts, but am glad to hear that you are watching after each other.I have recently purchased your Save the Children sweater pattern, and will try to get up the courage for two firsts. Knitting a sweater and doing color work . Wish me luck;) Continue healing and getting your strength back. Liz, from Connecticut💛

    • Carlene Hall on January 22, 2021 at 4:38 am

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    Dear Arne & Carlos,
    So good to hear how you both have been doing. Carlos that is so great that you are improving in the lovely facility. Arne glad you have the dogs to keep you company. Hope you are eating more than porridge! Love and best wishes to you both!

    • Linda on January 22, 2021 at 5:57 am

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    It was so good to see that your health is improving! You are so fortunate to live in a country where illness will not bankrupt you.
    Thank you for referring people to Andrew and Andrea if they want to donate. That was so very kind of you. Many of us are saying prayers for you and for Andrew at this time.

    • Margaret Crosby on January 22, 2021 at 6:10 am

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    Hi Carlos,
    Greetings from downunder (Au). So pleased to hear that you are doing ok and being so well cared for.
    I am sooooo looking forward to your return to good health and your podcasts.
    Both you and Arne have been a much needed Covid tonic for me through isolation in Melbourne.
    So keep on improving.
    A big cherio to Arne.
    X

    • Karen on January 22, 2021 at 6:10 am

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    Carlos,
    Thank you so much for the update on your health and on how Arne is doing too. It is good to know that you are getting stronger and learning ways to cope and hopefully overcome the effects of this virus. Please know that your Arne and Carlos family will continue to send positive thoughts your way and that we are all looking forward to the day when Arne can welcome you home. Take care and stay strong!

    • Lisa Villone on January 22, 2021 at 7:09 am

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    Hi Carlos,
    I caught COVID-19 also in February/March of 2020. I could tell by your videos that you were getting sick and I was concerned for you. My youngest son who is 20 years old is having his first few hours of feeling better. His senses of taste and smell have returned. He caught it about one month ago. Like you, both of us had breathing difficulties. I think your physiologist and physical therapist will be able to help you a lot. You may also want to consider some herbal tonics for your lungs. I wish you a complete-200% recovery.

    • Sharon Dey on January 22, 2021 at 7:39 am

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    Carlos, so glad you are well cared for and making progress. I really miss your YouTube shows with Arne, so I go to your channel and watch some shows over again. It’s also good to hear that you are making sure Arne is eating well while you are away. I finally got my Rowan Deep Rose yarn so I can start on the 24 advent balls. I’m still waiting for red and white yarn to finish the last 15 of the 55 Christmas Balls. You are right, they are addictive.

    • Ros Hildebrand on January 22, 2021 at 9:15 am

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    Thankyou for your updates. I love your videos and gentle humour.
    Please take care and get well.
    Lots of love from Ros in Australia

    • Julie on January 22, 2021 at 9:43 am

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    How wonderful to get an update, and especially to hear you are doing good! I’ve been wondering daily how you are doing, but I’ve been wondering even more what Arne is eating during your absence ;). I miss your podcasts, but luckily I can binge-watch your channel in the meantime! Take care, wishing you 2 all the best.

    • Debbie - USA on January 22, 2021 at 10:18 am

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    It was so wonderful to receive an update about your progress. It is good to know you are receiving such incredible care. You and Arne have been so generous with your time and sharing of your personal stories about life in Norway. With so much uncertainty during the course of the past year your Daily Quarantine Podcast and Sit And Knit For A Bit have been a source of comfort for many around the world.
    Thank you sharing so much of yourselves with others. You will continue to be in my prayers.

    • Keryn Rivett on January 22, 2021 at 10:54 am

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    My Mum here in Australia has been very sick in hospital for two months and it’s all free – she’s in a large, airy room with her own en-suite … all free. We are trying to help her get strong, but she hasn’t got your attitude – everyone believes in her except her. Love to you … my hubby has had a renal transplant and mechanical heart valves – I know what it’s like for you, Arne, trying to keep everything going at home. Is the hospital far from home? I used to have to travel an hour each way to visit Ian, week after week, but I’d do it – I was exhausted though. When do you hope to go home, Carlos? Love to you both xxx

    • Lynn Bean on January 22, 2021 at 11:36 am

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    So glad to hear you’re both doing well. I could have done with a stay in that hospital when I had lung issues a few years back! One clear difference between hospitals in Norway and Australia is that food in our hospitals is TERRIBLE. My husband brought me a bottle of ketchup and a jar of mayonnaise to try to make the food palatable. He used to bring me a proper coffee every morning too.

    I hope you keep improving and that you’re home soon. We can’t wait to see you back.

    With a virtual hug for you both.

    • Brenda Budd on January 22, 2021 at 12:13 pm

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    I am so happy to hear you are doing well, you are missed very much by your knitting family. Looking forward to having you back.

    • Lynne Guzha on January 22, 2021 at 12:22 pm

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    Wishing you a full recovery soon so you can go home safely and in good health. Your healthcare system sounds wonderful. Take care.

    • Brenda on January 22, 2021 at 12:32 pm

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    Thank you so much for the update! Sending thoughts of the two of you and prayers every day! I have enjoyed watching and listening to you all year. It is such a pleasure to be able to share and try new knitting techniques. I have been knitting for over 10 years, but I think it takes a lifetime to be really good at it. I was so touched by Arne sending something handmade to the hospital. I’ve been in the hospital before and it is so comforting to know others love and think of us. Good luck with your treatment and the very best of wishes to you both.

    • Caroline on January 22, 2021 at 12:43 pm

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    Glad to hear you are feeling stronger.
    Your sit and stitch is so enlightening and funny
    I love how you two are so sharing of your knowledge and showing your subscribers around your home and your beautiful country
    Thank you
    From Australia

    • Sue Bennett on January 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm

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    I am so glad to hear that things are going well for you and I am praying for a short hospital stay and a speedy recovery.

    I find that I am really missing your regular podcasts…

    You are so right about Andrew and Andrea and that they have an uphill struggle in their future.

    Take care and keep well.

    Sue

    • Pat Brisson on January 22, 2021 at 1:57 pm

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    Dear Carlos
    Glad to hear you are getting the help you need Carlos and prayers are with you and a speedy recovery. Look forward to your next update. Also hope Arne is doing good and I am sure he will be glad when you return. Love you both,
    Pat

    • Lorna Marie Raye on January 22, 2021 at 2:08 pm

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    Hallo – to you both – so good to receive your update, and especially to know that being in the Lung Hospital if proving to
    be a really good thing for you. I will keep believing that you will soon be home again in your beautiful home with Arne and the dogs!
    I thought I would tell you how much our friends have enjoyed the stars that we made for them for Christmas – thanks to you wonderful workshop! Ours is still up – I can`t bear to take it down.
    Also I finally completed the Christmas balls on January 17th!!! I would NEVER have even started such a project if it was not for the inspiration from you both – so THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
    My next project is to knit 4 CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS for my daughter in Australia – hopefully, in time for Christmas 2021.
    Take care of yourself Arne as you learn the new skill of cooking, and take care of yourself Carlos as you receive the wonderful care at the hospital. Very many blessings.

    • Lola on January 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm

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    Tanta gente te quiere que estarás prontito sano y tratando de que arnes se comporte. Jajajajaja.
    Abrazo caribeño lola aponte

    • Annamaria Cardaropoli on January 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm

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    Carissimi Arne e Carlos, vi scrivo in italiano perché il mio inglese è pessimo! 😀 Siete meravigliosi: una boccata d’aria fresca nel variegato mondo dei social e le vostre creazioni sono bellissime! Spero che Carlos possa tornare presto a casa in piena salute e che nel frattempo Arne riesca a cucinare qualcosa (al massimo sarà costretto a mangiare solo pere!). Un grande abbraccio, Annamaria

    • Patricia Anderson Stacy, Minnesota on January 22, 2021 at 2:19 pm

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    Carlos thank you for the update, I think of you and Arne daily. I’m so happy you are feeling better and learning the best way of living with this(you need to breathe) I was wondering how Arne is doing also by himself thank you for his update. I sure am looking forward to seeing you and him back with new shows, I have been watching your old ones to tie me over. You take care and continued prayers are being sent your way. Love you both❤

    • Jane on January 22, 2021 at 2:20 pm

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    Best wishes on full recovery, Carlos. Reading your post about healthcare in Norway further underscores that healthcare in the United States is a disgrace in the wealthiest nation in the world. But, I am happy that you are receiving great care and improving steadily. Will be glad when you are back at home.
    Be well!

    • Janet Menton-Proffitt on January 22, 2021 at 2:27 pm

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    So glad to hear you are improving. I am happy that you have such great health care.
    Peace and Love to you both.
    Janet
    PS. I am also happy that we have a new president. YEA!

    • Vicki Feick on January 22, 2021 at 2:35 pm

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    Dear Arne and Carlos,

    I am relieved to hear you are improving and doing well! I loved watching your YouTube channel these past months! They have entertained me during this trying time! I miss seeing my grandsons so much! Thanks for the lovely show you have created! I also have started eating my own homemade oatmeal due to your ongoing saga of hot or cold porridge!! You guys are in my prayers and Hod Bless!! Vicki

    • Gillian McMorrow on January 22, 2021 at 2:35 pm

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    Thank you for your thoughtful update Carlos. So glad you are doing well and hopeful of a full recovery! Brilliant news!
    Glad Arne is managing the cooking whilst you are away and that Helmer and Freja are there to help him.
    Wishing you and Arne the very best and look forward to seeing you again soon on youtube and of course Helmer and Freja too!
    Gillx

    • Pat on January 22, 2021 at 2:38 pm

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    Your kind and caring heart will help your lungs gather themselves together! News of your continued progress is heartening, and know that we are all cheering you onward! Helping Andrew and Andrea is such a community gift. Thank you!

    • Wendyann on January 22, 2021 at 2:55 pm

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    Thank you so much for sharing the journey.

    • myriam verstrepen on January 22, 2021 at 3:06 pm

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    Good to hear you are doing well and everything will be oke. Only a few weeks to go and than back home.
    So kind of you to think of Andrew, he and his family have a hard time. They can use every gift.
    Take care.
    Myriam

      • Julie on January 22, 2021 at 3:39 pm

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      Thoughtful and compassionate as always.

    • Rebecca on January 22, 2021 at 3:08 pm

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    Carlos,
    So thankful that you are doing better. Prayers for your improving healing and that you will be home soon, there’s no place like home.
    Prayers for from one of your many fans in Texas,

    • Franque on January 22, 2021 at 3:39 pm

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    So glad to hear you are doing well Carlos. Sure Arne is doing well too but probably missing you like crazy. He might even eat cold porridge when you return, lol. All of us out here miss seeing your smiling faces and fun ways and can’t wait for your return. Thank you for your generosity to Andrew and Andrea, my heart breaks for them. Love to both of you.

    • Josephine P. on January 22, 2021 at 3:47 pm

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    I do hope things continue to improve for you. Sending positive vibes for your complete recovery. Thank you both for your wonderful videos and designs. Much love!

    • Penny Kyle on January 22, 2021 at 4:03 pm

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    How wonderful to hear from you, and that your treatments are producing great results.
    As a Canadian, I can appreciate that having our countries provide good medical services to us is such a comfort. Not having to worry about hospital bills allows us to recuperate more quickly, I believe. Hopefully your mentioning of Andrew and Andrea will help their situation.
    Good to hear that the dogs are taking good care of Arne.
    May you return home soon, in great good health.

    • Fran on January 22, 2021 at 4:34 pm

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    So glad to hear that your health is improving, Carlos! Three cheers for “socialized medicine,” it is the best! I live in Canada so, same thing here.
    It gladdens my heart to see the pictures of you both. Nice that you can FaceTime with Arne daily, this technology is truly wonderful, and really helps to keep families and relationships strong, I think!
    Love and virtual hugs to you and to Arne. I’m going to buy a dickey pattern now😄
    Fran in Calgary

    • Liz on January 22, 2021 at 4:50 pm

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    How generous and kind of you to refer those that wish to and can to donate to the Fruity Knitter channel and family instead of yourselves. Well done and thoughtful…paying it forward. Wishing you both good health, recovery and to be together soon.

    • Christa on January 22, 2021 at 5:21 pm

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    So wonderful to hear from you, Carlos💕I have been thinking of you and Arne often and sending good wishes. Much love💕
    Christa

    • Debora LaValley on January 22, 2021 at 5:25 pm

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    I’m so glad that your getting better that’s what matters, though we all miss you and Arne take care and God bless you

    • Maria Neill on January 22, 2021 at 5:33 pm

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    Sending abundant love, prayers and healing thoughts from the Oregon Coast….. I am so sorry you have lingering effects from this virus…. but I know you are resilient and Arne will always take care of you. While not a virus, here in the US, many of us are recovering from a 4 year illness and it feels good to know that, we too, are recovering….. I wish you all good things and hope you and Arne can soon be reunited….
    ((Hugs))
    Maria

    • Judy Halvorson Levin on January 22, 2021 at 5:42 pm

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    I’m new to your blog and youtube channel. I’m so sorry to hear you were so ill from COVID and happy to hear you expect a complete recovery.
    I enjoy your videos and learning a little about Norway. I’m mostly Norwegian heritage and grew up hearing about how great it is to be Norwegian. It’s ingrained in me, dyed in the wool.
    I pray for your continued recovery and love watching your videos.

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery from the desert in Tucson, AZ. Glad that you have such great health care.

    • Michele on January 22, 2021 at 6:01 pm

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    Thank you so much for taking time to update on how you are doing. I think of you all the time and am so pleased to hear how kind everyone is and that you are doing well. I’m like Arne, I don’t cook so I think of him often too and happy to hear that you are guiding him with video’s. (when my husband is away I live on cheese and crackers and oatmeal! ha ha!) And the dogs are keeping him good company, that’s great! Soon you will be home and hopefully doing really well. Sending love and healing energy to you.

    • Claire on January 22, 2021 at 6:09 pm

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    Dear Carlos
    I’m thrilled to hear you are making great improvements. What a wonderful thing for you to do …redirecting peoples generosity to Andrew and Andrea of FruityKnitting xxxx
    Sending good wishes in abundance
    Claire aka Mrs Rabbit xxx

    • Wendy Grace on January 22, 2021 at 6:21 pm

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    Thanks for the update Carlos, the care you are receiving sounds amazing. Its good to know that you will make a full recovery and your life with Arne will return to a new normal. We are all so fortunate to be part of this worldwide community of knitters that have helped us cope with all the last year has thrown at us. Many thanks to you and Arne for your blogs, I love your patterns and appreciate your knitting advice and really enjoy learning about your country. From Christchurch, New Zealand.

    • Irene Macleod on January 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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    Hi Carlos I was so happy to hear about your treatment so happy every thing is going well I think of you and arne often and how I enjoyed dec podcasts I am glad arne is doing well take care and thanks for the update

    • Shelagh on January 22, 2021 at 6:52 pm

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    Carlos, I only started watching you and Arne around November of last year (thanks to The Last Homely House) but I’ve so enjoyed all the segments I’ve watched. I’m sorry you’re in the hospital but it seems you are doing well, you’re getting good treatment, the prognosis is good and you have the added bonus of decent food, all of it at no cost to you. Here in the US, even with good insurance, the cost of such treatment would be high just for the copayments. I wish you continued progress in your treatments and look forward to your new videos in the future. It’s good that you are helping Arne to cook via Face Time. It wouldn’t do for him to be living on sugar and porridge. Take care.

    Shelagh in Houston, Texas, USA

    • Suzanne Carter on January 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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    Greetings from Young Harris, Georgia (USA). How wonderful to have such wonderful healthcare provided by your taxes. I’m glad you’re doing better. That was very caring of you to suggest that people help Andrew and Angela with their donations. Thank you and take care.

    Suzanne Carter

    • Kathleen Zeigler on January 22, 2021 at 7:01 pm

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    Wishing you both the best. I don’t know how to knit but enjoy your blogs. Take care of yourselfs.

    • Jean Jordan on January 22, 2021 at 7:56 pm

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    Loved reading your update and happy to hear your good report. I am not surprised you are receiving great care. I know the Scandinavian countries and Finland are so far ahead of the US in health care for all citizens! I hope we can get there. Take care and keep healing!

    • Joy on January 22, 2021 at 8:38 pm

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    Thank you for the update!! So glad to hear that things are going good!!
    Hugs to you and Arne!! Thoughts and prayers to you both and Andrew!
    Ox
    Joy

    • Linda Sybrant on January 22, 2021 at 8:42 pm

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    Sounds like you are making strides, Carlos! You are blown away by the Norwegian Health System, well, after reading of it, I am too. Good for you that you are in such a fantastic, positive place. You are getting there, just as the days are getting longer and spring is on the horizon, so is your health.
    Best to you from just outside very cold today, 9F or -12.8C, Chicago, USA.

    And Arne, there is always delicious open faced sandwiches, like my Danish grandparents always ate. Do Norwegians eat peanut butter? LOL
    Glad you have the puppers to keep you company.
    Godspeed

    • Theresa on January 22, 2021 at 10:33 pm

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    So happy to hear you are doing well, Carlos. My prayers are always with you and Arne. Wishing you a speedy recovery. I know Arne must miss you so much. You two are so close. It is very uplifting to see two people who are so happy together. Sending you both much love.

    • cathy on January 22, 2021 at 11:10 pm

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    Dear Carlos,
    So great hearing your doing a lot better! I’ve read everyone’s message and I have nothing else to add, It’s all been said and I couldn’t of said it better!

    Dear Arne,
    I am sure it’s so hard not being able to visit or actually being with Carlos. Please try to eat healthy so Carlos doesn’t have to worry so much 😉

    I too Miss & love you both ! <3
    Love to both of you!
    Cathy, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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    Thank you for your update, Carlos! It’s so good to hear you’re in the right place where you can be helped in the way you need, and are also so well cared for. I hope Arne is managing well enough, too, even as he has to deal with the cooking himself! ;o) Who knows, Arne, perhaps you’re discovering your liking for porridge, will learn to make it as well as Carlos can, and surprise him with this! ^^
    I’m often thinking of you two in th evenings, sending my best wishes and positive vibes your way, when I’m sitting either knitting at my current pair of tøfler or crocheting squares and flowers for the blanket and small pet blanket I’m working at. I also just got my Christmas ball wool out to do at least one more from the new patterns I just discovered in your shop and needed to have!
    Hilsen från Tyskland!

    • susan hendrick-wilson on January 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm

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    Dear Carlos, So happy to hear from you and that you are progressing so well. You will be ready for gardening in spring which is now officially on its way. I just purchased the Elling Dickey which is my second dickey purchase from you. You don’t specify the weight of the Rowan Felted Tweed to buy and I see they have Aran and DK, and possibly other weights. Would you please clarify that for me as I am so looking forward to buying the yarn and getting on with my new dickey.
    Thank you.
    Best regards,
    Susan Hendrick-wilson
    New Hampshire, us

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      The gauge is specified at 22 sts per 10 cm – and that is a DK weight yarn. Aran weight Felted Tweed is 16 sts per 10 cm. You will find the information on weight if you look at the specifications on the yarn, either available on the wrap or on the webshop where you purchase the yarn.

    • Danae on January 23, 2021 at 12:34 am

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    Thanks for telling us about Andrew. I’m an infrequent viewer of their podcast, but am happy to help. So glad to hear you are doing well and hope your recovery is speedy and you can go home soon. There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed and being with the ones you love. Sending healing vibes out into the universe. Be well.

    • Donna McGhee on January 23, 2021 at 1:12 am

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    It’s wonderful that you are so positive. That’s half the battle of getting well. I pray you’ll be home soon, healthy and happy, cause we all know, ” there’s no place like home”.
    Thank you for taking the time to update everyone.
    Perhaps Arne will become a chef while you are away. 😆 A person can hope, right?!
    I am in North Carolina, USA. We are having a bad time with the Covid virus.

    • Francesca on January 23, 2021 at 2:18 am

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    Good you’re getting healthier & Arne & the dogs are keeping each other company. Also, that was wonderful of you to tell others to help Andrew and his wife of fruity knitting. So sad, but they show the hope we all need when we go through trials in our lives. ✝️🙏🏼✝️

    • Angela on January 23, 2021 at 2:32 am

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    Omg Carlos as I was reading your update and you said that medical bills are free so I immediately thought of Fruity Knitting who are in desperate need of money .I was so pleased that you mentioned them . What an exceptional , kind -hearted person you are. Get well soon dear Carlos.

    • Sally on January 23, 2021 at 3:00 am

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    Hi Carlos, its good to hear that your health is improving and is a reminder to me to take care of myself. I visited Norway in 2019 and came back with renewed excitement to knit. Your tutorials have been wonderful and i agree it may be a concern to you how well Arne is cooking for himself 😊. Wishing you the very best and looking forward to further inspiration.

    • SHERYL VAN VOOREN on January 23, 2021 at 4:16 am

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    Such good news that you are regaining your health. I miss the dose of positive energy I get from you and Arne when tuning into your YouTube channel. It helped me get through the gloom of 2020.

    If you missed the inauguration of President Biden, I recommend googling “Bernie Sanders inauguration”. He made knit mittens the must have fashion of the moment.

    Many blessings for your recovery

    • Sandy V on January 23, 2021 at 4:22 am

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    Bless you Carlos and Arne. Thank you for keeping us updated with your health and treatment. Glad to hear the you are improving. I love your patterns; I was telling my older daughter about your website and the neat patterns that are available. She purchased the horse pattern for me to knit for my grandson. This will be a fun pattern to knit. I know you and Arne have a video on making the horse. I have viewed the video twice. Please stay healthy and continue to get healed! We love you and Arne! ❤️

    • Karen Lucero on January 23, 2021 at 6:50 am

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    Hello Carlos and Arne,
    Just wanted to pop on here and send healing thoughts your way. I see by Carlos’ letter that he is getting better little by little and taking it day by day, that’s good. Arne, I am glad Helmer and Freja are taking care of you while Carlos is away, so sweet.
    Anyway, you two take care and we will see you both soon.
    Karen

    • Marilyn on January 23, 2021 at 6:58 am

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    Carlos, such good news about your hospital stay healing from Covid19.
    We are temporarily in “stay at home” in Canada where I live so I am knitting a great deal. I amso inspired by all of yours and Arne’s designs.
    To you and Arne be safe, be warm.

    • Ruthann England on January 23, 2021 at 7:36 am

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    Carlos, Thank you so much for the update. It sounds like you are receiving excellent care. You look as handsome and healthy as ever!
    I love that Arne made you the hat to wear. He has a heart of gold. Hopefully, he is learning how to cook. Do you have any neighbors who might bring him over a meal?
    I think about you two every day and hope you are doing well.
    Your giving spirit shines through by telling us about your friend. I will go to the site.
    Rest, exercise, and take deep breaths! I know that Arne will be eager for you to come home.
    Wishing you all the best! Big hugs!

    • Ruthann on January 23, 2021 at 8:46 am

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    Carlos, Thank you for letting us know about Andrew and Andrea. I have subscribed to their YouTube page and made a donation. My heart breaks for them. My 16 year old niece was diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor a year ago. She is currently on a trial drug. It is a devastating diagnosis. I will stay current with Andrew and hope he has success.

    • Zen Jen on January 23, 2021 at 9:19 am

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    I am wholeheartedly manifesting all positive energy your way Carlos and extending that to Arne, Andrew, Andrea and beyond. I have just recently taught myself to knit and have become so interested by your channel – thank you for that. May you and all around continue to improve in your physical and mental health. Kindest wishes from Scotland (not as snowy as Norway :-))

    • Sue Schneider on January 23, 2021 at 9:44 am

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    Sending love and positive energy from Munich! ♥

    Thank you for posting an update! So good to hear that you’re receiving great treatment and that there’s so much progress.
    You and Arne always bring lots of joy to my screen and reading the blog post felt just like receiving a letter from an old friend.
    You both look amazing on the snowy photos.
    Hope you’ll soon be able to work full time again and enjoy it – but don’t put too much pressure on yourself-

    And thank you for sharing Andrew’s and Andrea’s story. I hope that they’ll get all the support they, and that it will help Andrew get through this and fully recover.

    • Sheila on January 23, 2021 at 11:16 am

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    It sounds like you are in a great place…Keep your positive thoughts, that will help with healing. Best Wishes.

    • Aimée on January 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm

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    Awesome! Thank you so much for the update. Wishing you both all the best, now and always ✨

    • Carolyn Lieberman on January 23, 2021 at 2:34 pm

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    Prayers and healing thoughts coming your way for a full recovery!

    • Patty on January 23, 2021 at 3:14 pm

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    So glad to hear you are doing well at the hospital. It sounds like you are in good hands! Time will fly and soon you are Arne will be together again. Love and hugs from Wisconsin. Patty

    • Kelly R. Nickles on January 23, 2021 at 3:17 pm

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    Oh, Carlos! So glad to see you on the mend! I KNOW how lung issues can be difficult since I’ve suffered Tuberculosis as a child and COPD for the last 23 years.
    My heart felt gratitude for thinking of Andrew and Andrea of Fruity Knitting! I’ve supported them for almost as long as I’ve watched you and Arne. Speaking of the Curly Haired one, Arne will be fine, maybe a bit thinner, but just another reason for you to learn exercises and mend FAST. ❤️👵🏻❤️

    • Fran Mues on January 23, 2021 at 5:02 pm

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    Carlos, I am so glad you are getting such good rehabilitation. And for free! Our health care delivery system here in the US is terrible.
    Wow—the food at the rehab center is good! What a bonus!
    I love you and Arne and hope to meet you sometime when the corona-cooties are gone (or under control).

    • Kathie Klee on January 23, 2021 at 9:43 pm

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    Hi, Arne & Carlos. I am certain that I am one of many praying and sending out good wishes for both of you – and Carlos, for all of the medical personnel working with you towards your recovery. So glad that you have a wonderful healthcare system in Norway, Maybe with the new administration we in the U. S. can work towards a similar system. Are there any neighbors that can help Arne with meal preparation? Any meal delivery companies that will deliver meals that you can heat up in a microwave? Carlos, I’m sure Freya and Helmer miss you, but I know they are providing companionship and love for Arne. And the hat Arne knitted for you is wonderful – but more wonderful is the love and friendship you too share, and which you share with us. Thank you for letting us know about the people at Fruity Knitting and their needs. Again, take care. Maybe some day you will come to Philadelphia and I can meet you.

    • Cynthia on January 23, 2021 at 10:23 pm

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    We should plan a virtual welcome home party when you come home at last. Best wishes to you and all the staff and friends who are helping with your recovery. ❤️

    • Sherrie Schubert on January 23, 2021 at 11:01 pm

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    Dear Carlos, I am so sorry to hear of your illness, I discovered you and Arne a few weeks before Christmas and I really enjoyed your you tube videos. I will keep you both in my prayers, and just rest. I am a retired R.N. here in Illinois, I am so happy to hear that you are getting such excellent care! Be well and go with God! Sherrie in Illinois

    • Beatriz G. on January 24, 2021 at 12:29 am

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    Dear Carlos, I’m so happy that your are recovering well and soon you are going back home to continue your normal activities.

    I really admire you for your generosity toward Andrew and Andrea.

    God bless you and I wish a quick recover.

    I love you and Arne

    • Lynda R. on January 24, 2021 at 5:36 am

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    Dear Carlos, I am so glad to hear that your rehabilitation is going well and that you are getting such wonderful care. Your YouTube videos have been a source of comfort for me during this difficult year. I so enjoyed making the knitted blocks this past spring and I am so proud of the two cushions I made with them. Your Sit and Knit for a Bit Christmas videos were delightful. I hope Arne is managing okay on his own and I look forward to seeing the both of you on your YouTube channel soon. Best wishes from Alberta, Canada. Lynda

    • Kylie on January 24, 2021 at 8:21 am

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    Glad to hear you are doing better Carlos, and hoping your post viral symptoms are not permanent (CFS/ME is essentially a disorder triggered by virus and recovery). I also came here to recommend a youtube cook for Arne to watch, if he’s not afraid of a little colourful language, the recipes are simple but healthy. https://youtube.com/c/NatsWhatIReckon
    All the best to you both.

    • Helen on January 24, 2021 at 12:29 pm

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    Dear Carlos, I’m so happy you are doing well. You and Arne have helped me so much during this year. It has been a year of diffucult transitions for me and you and Arne have given me the diversion, humor, compassion and renewed interest in knitting to help me through the rough patches. You both are such a unifying force in this chaotic world. Best Wishes for continued progress and renewed health.

    • birgit brabetz on January 24, 2021 at 1:08 pm

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    i’m so so glad reading your update and that you will get full recovery
    sending all my best wishes
    lg birgit

    • Susan Mooney on January 24, 2021 at 1:56 pm

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    So happy you are getting the care you need and that it is leading you to a full recovery, Our prayers are with you.

    • AnnieGarcia on January 24, 2021 at 2:05 pm

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    Hilsen Arne og Carlos,
    Mange takk for bilder og brevet deres.
    Alle er glad å høre det gror så fort som mulig!
    Ha det, Annie

    • Kathy Keller on January 24, 2021 at 4:34 pm

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    Thank you Carlos for letting us all know how you are faring and that it is going so well. How wonderful! Once again your humanity shines through as you direct people’s concerns toward Andrew and Andrea’s time of need. I hope everyone who can will donate a bit to help them. A big hello to Arne, I’m sure your video instructions are helping him to put together some decent meals for himself! Best wishes to you both!

    • Lori Bravo-Neff on January 24, 2021 at 6:13 pm

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    Praying that your health will be fully restored and you will be back home with Arne and your pups! I’m sure they miss you very much. Hurry home. 😊🙏

    • Claire Hudson on January 24, 2021 at 6:37 pm

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    Dear Carlos
    So pleased you are getting the care you need and hope you are soon feeling much better. Your podcasts have been a highlight of the pandemic for me and I’m getting my Christmas knitting started early with a version of the 2020 Christmas stocking! All good wishes to you, Arne, Freya & Helmer.
    Claire, Somerset UK

    • Martie Ditter on January 24, 2021 at 7:14 pm

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    My husband and I are happy to hear of your progress. Being away from your home must be hard, but you will be home soon!

    • gail snowden on January 24, 2021 at 8:41 pm

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    much love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Love to Arne as well–he must be worried and lonely. Thank you for including Fruity Knitting (Andrew and Andrea) in your message. I have donated and I am a long time Patreon. Would that we all had such excellent health care and support as you do in Norway. I would love to live in Norway, or Sweden (we have good friends in Sweden). But, alas, I don’t think that either country wants old (71 and 81) American refugees! You are blessed to live in Norway, to have each other, to have wonderful family and friends close by and virtual. I hope to see you again in Madison, Wisconsin!!!

    • Lisa Celone on January 24, 2021 at 9:15 pm

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    Hello Arne and Carlos! Again, I am so pleased to hear that things are going well for you. I hope that you are able to return home again soon and things can get back to normal for you once again. I just wanted to share with you a little something. I have been a knitter for 40+ years. I was a continental knitter ( a thrower) for all of those years. About a year ago , I developed a cyst in my right hand that was giving me symptoms of what is called “trigger finger”. I had to get a steroid injection in it which was very creepy but helped. I had to take some time off from knitting which was even more painful than the shot. After the rest period, I had to limit my knitting or the cyst would flare up again. Now here is where you come in….I saw your videos for Norwegian knitting and, thank the stars above, completely changed how I knit and I am back to knitting whatever I want for however long I want completely pain free! So thank you a million times over for sharing all you do! You are both very special! Take care. Lisa

    • Barbara S Kling on January 24, 2021 at 9:29 pm

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    Carlos,
    Wonderful to hear of your progress. I know Arne is looking forward to the time you are home and I, as a viewer, am looking forward to the team of Arne & Carlos back together. Until then I pray for continued healing and that Arne’s cooking skills elevate!
    Blessings to both,
    Barbara

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    Carlos and Arne,

    I am so happy that you are both taking your health as number one priority. These last two years with you both have been life changing and so lovely. As my life partner says to me at least once a week “ how are your friends Arne and Carlos” . Thank you during this stark, scary and isolated time for being my Friends! Living in Hollywood, Ca. during Covid, political and social unrest, shortages and complete lockdown since February 2020 … has been terrible . But with Friends you can survive and in some cases Thrive. Thank you and take care ! Lisa

    • Deb on January 24, 2021 at 11:13 pm

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    Loved the knitting by the fire and Arne’s project, I loved those colors, same I believe as in the embassy xmas balls, so I can’t wait to see it show up in patterns! I’m glad people asked what it was in the YT comments. Loved the dogs barking also lol. I thought it was my dog barking at first. All your content has been very soothing during these months, thank you. Feel better, prayers for and thinking of you!

    • Trisha on January 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm

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    Arne!!! keep yourself in good order!! you wanna look good for homecoming! and eat! stay busy & hug the pups.
    Trisha
    P.S.
    I’ve knit 5 dolls! thank you for your great book👍😊

    • Candace on January 25, 2021 at 12:30 am

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    Both of you have been on my mind, so I’m very happy to hear that Carlos’ lung capacity is improving and that he is being fed well in the hospital. I really enjoyed your slow tv video today, Arne! Sending you both my well wishes. Take good care of yourselves!

    • TANIA on January 25, 2021 at 1:51 am

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    YOU ANRE BOTH IN OUR PRAYERS…Blessings and love from.all 24 of us xoxoxo

    • megan worth on January 25, 2021 at 3:39 am

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    Dear Carlos- you have been in my prayers and thoughts! I am so happy to hear that you are improving! Keep up the good work! Blessings and continued prayers for your healing and health!
    Megan

    • Donna Hiraga-Stephens on January 25, 2021 at 4:06 am

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    Hejsan, CARLOS Happy to read your update and that treatment is progressing well and you won’t have a financial burden after you return home. Get Well wishes to you.

    • Michele on January 25, 2021 at 5:36 am

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    So glad you are getting better. I swim at my gym, which allows only one person per lane. Of course they have tons of chemicals in our pools, so very safe! I sat and knit with Arne today. Hoping he is ok too, though a bit lonely I suspect. Are restaurants delivering food or allowing curbside pick up?

    Love to both of you and hoping to see you again soon on YouTube, and maybe on a cruise!!!

    Michele
    Seattle, Washington, USA. (Sanity reigns again)

    • Tina Tippin on January 25, 2021 at 5:49 am

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    So good to read your encouraging report, Carlos. You are blessed to be receiving such good care. I want to tell you how much it touched my heart that you mentioned Andrew and Andrea. Such a difficult time for them. Sitting here knitting a new dishcloth with Arne, the dogs, and the rest of those who so enjoy clicking the needles. The fireplace is beautiful. Rest well, Carlos.

    • Saroj on January 25, 2021 at 8:02 am

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    Hello Carlos, so good to hear from you. Happy to hear also that you are recovering. Fantastic to hear about your Healthcare Systems in Norway. Praying that you are back home soon to Arne Freya and Helmer. Stay blessed and much love to you both.

    • Joy Gordon on January 25, 2021 at 4:13 pm

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    Hi Arne, Carlos, Freja and Helmer!

    I just watched your video of Sta Lucia Saffron Rolls but I’m not able to find the recipe.

    Where should I be looking?

    You 2 are a terrific team!

    It’ll be wonderful seeing you home soon, Carlos.

    You 2 are the best!

    Joy.

    • Magda on January 25, 2021 at 5:29 pm

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    Hello Carlos!
    I’m sending you love and prayers for a speedy recovery! You and Arne are such wonerful, fun to watch designers. I love your garden, too.
    All the best!
    Love, Magda

    • Joy Gordon on January 25, 2021 at 7:26 pm

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    Hi Arne and Carlos.

    This is Joy.
    I found the Lussekatter recipe by visiting each blog post and I was able to see podcasts that I had missed!
    Thanks for the posts!!

    • Debra Smith on January 25, 2021 at 8:09 pm

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    You are both in my thoughts and sending healing energy to Carlos! We miss you, but your health comes first. Be safe, be well, and we will see you soon.

    Also, I think I have at least every other pattern, book, and even a signed book from you both! Trying to keep my YouTube viewing up as well. Along with Kate at The Last Homely House, I feel like we will get through this and hopefully all be better people for it.

    • janice barrera on January 25, 2021 at 8:39 pm

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    I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE DOING GREAT CARLOS, ARNIE IS DOING WELL, AND WE CANNOT LEAVE OUT THE FUR BABIES.. REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING BOTH YOU AND ARNIE BACK HEALTHY AND ENJOYING WHAT YOU DO…LOVE YOU BOTH AND JUST WANT THE BEST FOR THE BOTH OF YOU..

    • Sandie Mitchell on January 25, 2021 at 9:20 pm

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    Hi Carlos,

    Look who has a twinkle in his eyes; you are looking so good Carlos, and it is so nice to see a picture of you & Arne.
    Glad to hear you are face-timing Arne to help him with the cooking. A heavy sigh of relief! LOL! Keep up the good work; you will be back home before winter is over.
    Sending many hugs,
    xoxoxoxoxo’s Sandie

    • Erin Jones on January 25, 2021 at 9:40 pm

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    Carlos, we are so happy to hear you are recovering. There is not much here that we are feeling that hasn’t already been said…

    To both of you: I once asked a question on your YouTube about the recent Christmas Ball contest. I had started late because of my son’s hospitalization (due to cancer) and had subsequently not been able to post any entries. Needless to say, I understand how all-encompassing hospital stays can be. I did all the knitting, but none of the posting! My little family is me, my daughter (Freja), my son (Solomon), and our dog (Lola). ALL of our best wishes to your little family for a speedy recovery and reunion! (Also to note, my daughter was thrilled to see someone else used the same spelling of her name… I’m frequently asked why people add a “y!” 😂)

    All of our best to you. Much love!

    • Emily DeJan on January 25, 2021 at 11:19 pm

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    Carlos, it sounds like your healing experience is going well and that you will have no financially ruinous bill at the end. You are so kind to recommend help for Andrew and Andrea even when you yourself are in the hospital. Just saw Arne’s “knitting together in front of the fireplace” video. It was relaxing and wonderful to watch and participate. Best of luck to both you and Arne. You know your followers love you like family.

    • Jennifer Sanders on January 26, 2021 at 12:18 am

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    My thoughts are with you both during this time. I did enjoy knitting with Arne to day by the fireplace, although I kept losing count of my stitches watching him knit 🙂 My “Arne & Carlos Favorite Designs” book arrived. What a wonderful book! So many patterns! It will make 2021 a fabulous year for me. Best wishes, lots of love and virtual hugs being sent your way.
    Jennifer Sanders
    Georgia, USA

    • Barbara Ann Smith on January 26, 2021 at 3:03 am

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    I’m so happy to read it is going well and that you’re giving Arne cooking lessons ! It looks like a beautiful area where you are, i live in Canada and I also never have to worry about hospital bills. i did send what i could to Andrew and Andrea , it is very kind of you to direct people their way…..have a relaxing week !

    • Debbie Todd on January 26, 2021 at 3:12 am

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    Dear Carlos, so sad to hear that you are not recovering as you hoped but prayers and good wishes that all the wonderful care will lead to a full and speedy recovery and you will be home fast. Dearest Arne, its equally difficult in a different way to be the one waiting for a loved one but big hugs to you and hopefully you can work on your fear of the dark as well as knitting. Thank you for the knitting by the fireplace and all your videos that take our minds off of the nastiness going on in our world. Blessings from Canada

    • Linda on January 26, 2021 at 4:55 am

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    So good to hear from you Carlos! I am glad that you are receiving such excellent care, and I think the Norwegian health care system is a model for the world. We’ll help keep Arne and the dogs company while you focus on healing. Wish I could cook for him, but I don’t think soup would travel well in the mail from the USA 😉 Now I’m off to look at patterns . . .

    • Kathleen Allan on January 26, 2021 at 6:28 pm

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    Hurray! So happy to hear you are so much better and learning about things that can help!!

    • Lynne Willette on January 27, 2021 at 12:57 am

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    Arne, I finished a sock while you knit a square during your slow knitting video. Thank you for the peaceful company. Freja reminds me of our long ago little dog that would jump up and sit on or beside me while I knit. Also, I guess you proved that Carlos is the talkative one, haha. I always enjoy both of you, each for your individual personalities.
    Smiles from Canada

    • Anna on January 27, 2021 at 5:31 am

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    Arne and Carlos!! You are so generous to share your lives and podcasts through the past year and now! You helped so many of us who looked forward to each video, pattern and communication, including days when each of you were ill, and then your recovery.Your journey through COVID has helped me approach my patients with hope and possibilities! Carlos, you are working hard to learn and practice your exercise and breathing etc . Keep going! Your dedication to this rehab is bound to make you feel better and thrive!! Arne , Freya , Helmer and all of us cannot wait til you are home and on the next knitting adventure! Arne, hang in there, and take care of yourself too! You are important to Carlos and his successful rehab, and to all of us too! Thank you for sharing your quiet knitting by the fire.. Quiet time and positive thoughts! Kindness is overflowing , with mention of Andrew and Andrea from Fruity knitting! I’m off to make a donation, and then settle into your webshop. I was drinking tea in your mug, while you were knitting too, Arne… Countdown to day Carlos heads home. Maybe we should make something special for his return? Love and good thoughts for health for each of you, from Lake Tahoe California

    • Fi on January 27, 2021 at 7:08 am

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    So glad to hear things are going ok. Much love to you both! 😀

    • Lieve Guastavino on January 27, 2021 at 12:25 pm

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    Dear Carlos and Arne,
    I’m happy to hear things are going in the good direction with Carlos’s health.
    Hope Arne stays well too because…junk food… I hope he’ll take care of himself too.
    So kind of you to mention Andrew and to ask to help Andrea and – in the first place – Andrew financially! They’re having a very tough time!

    Looking forward!

    • Kaz on January 27, 2021 at 4:41 pm

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    Best wishes to you Carlos! Hoping you make a really good recovery and get back to Arne and the dogs soon. Xx

    • Laurel on January 27, 2021 at 7:15 pm

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    Laurel

    • Ann on January 27, 2021 at 11:53 pm

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    Praying u feel all well and are home soon

    • Loretta Ann on January 28, 2021 at 2:04 am

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    God bless you both on this difficult journey of healing and having to be apart during it. Best of luck Carlos on the rest of your recovery and congrats on the wonderful steps you have made thus far. Bless you Arne for all you do to keep things going for the both of you and for the rest of us! Soon things will be back as they should be. Wishing you all the best.

    • Never on January 28, 2021 at 2:44 am

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    Sending warm thoughts and healing prayers. Relieved to read things are going well for you. Stay safe and take care.

    • Iris Andrews on January 28, 2021 at 4:37 am

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    Hello Arne & Carlos,

    I am a new subscriber less than a week. I have been binge watching your YouTube channel. Waking up and going to bed with the sound of your voices. Thank you.

    As I went to check out your blog, I came across this message from you, Carlos, I was shocked and concerned, but am hoping that all will turn out okay for you. Hugs to both of you.

    With Covid increasing here in Alaska, I have been homebound for 3 months now because I have a pre existing lung problem. Luckily I am able to order groceries online and pick up those groceries in the parking lot of the store.

    I first found you a few years ago when I wanted to learn to knit socks, then my Mom was ill and I went to take care of her in Hawaii, where I made patchwork quilts for children rather than knit. I crochet, knit, embroider, quilt, garden, journal, a little drawing, love tp shop at thrift stores (before covid), cook and eat.

    A couple of months ago I thought I would try my hand at knitting socks again, and although there are a lot of videos on YouTube, I started to look for you two because I remembered that one video of Arne knitting socks while you sat on a rock. The whole video remained with me. I am also part Norwegian, on my Grandmother’s side. Her name was Mejdell.

    Wishing you both good health and smiles.

    • Stella A Rose on January 28, 2021 at 5:28 am

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    Thinking of you both during this difficult time. I received my cup and bag before Christmas which made me very happy. Love to you both. Stella in California

    • Patti on January 28, 2021 at 3:32 pm

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    Sending prayers up for both Arne and Carlos, from Northern Minnesota. This Covid is an ugly illness, so hoping for you two, to be united back together. I’m still knitting on the Quarantine blocks, and currently starting block 19, Tulips. I had to put it down for awhile, as I wanted to finish up a fairisle steeked cardigan. Sweater is finished, so back to completing the block. Take care both of you, and wishes for a complete recovery.

    • Shama D on January 28, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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    It all sounds like positive things!! I’m praying for y’all!! Just keep doing what the Drs tell you (and it sounds like you are!!) It sounds like Arne’s being taken care of by the pups!! <3 Thanks so much for the update and we'll be anxiously awaiting your return!!

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    Dear Arne and Carlos

    I’m Cilla, half Swedish, half American, and have been living in the countryside in France for many years. I fell upon your youtube channel a few months ago and I’m hooked! It has been such good company to hear you chatting about so many interesting things, that all bring back memories from my grandmother’s farm in Skane. I’m a knitter and weaver and also love to sew, and have many friends here who are also into these things. Sometimes we gather together about fifteen of us for knitting sessions in a yurt, so wonderful to share patterns and tips.

    I celebrate Sankta Lucia with my French friends and they love it! I still have family in Sweden and my sister just sent me a lovely book called ‘Dräktfolket’ which I’m sure you would enjoy. It is byAnja Notini and has many beautiful photos of people in different parts of Sweden wearing their traditional dress. I own a Swedish ‘dräkt’ given to me by an elderly Swedish lady friend of my grandmother and wear it on special occasions.

    I find it very frustrating that my friends don’t speak English so that I can turn them on to your channel. I talk about it all the time. I did find last Sunday’s eposode a bit sad, Arne sitting all alone in silence knitting by the fireside.

    I trust Carlos your health is improving rapidly. If you ever come to France, I would love to have you both over to my place to “Sit and knit for a bit” 🙂 Plenty of room to stay over!

    Much love to you both

    Cilla Williamson

    P.S. If there is anything I can do to help you guys get popular in France I would love to! Translate or whatever?

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    Hei kjære Carlos.
    Først og fremst , god bedring 😀

    Tenkte jeg skulle skrive her og fortelle at jeg har vært på Granheim Lungesykehus 10 ganger pga min lungediagnose KOLS og Astma. På grunn av de oppholdene og alt jeg har lært om kolsdiagnosen der, så bor jeg fortsatt hjemme og trener to ganger i uka.
    Dette stedet er nå i ferd med å legges ned 🙁
    Vi kjemper, og har kjempet en kamp i alle fall siden 2016, for å bevare Granheim. Kampen står mellom Helse Sør-Øst Helseforetak /Sykehuset Innlandet Helseforetak, og ansatte og brukere av Granheim Lungesykehus.

    Hadde vært fint å fått deg med på laget i en eller annen form. Se vår FB-gruppe og meld deg gjerne inn 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/552806578241282/
    Vi har også en tverrfaglig arbeidsgruppe gående om du kunne tenkt deg og kjempe for Granheim sammen med oss.

    Uansett – alt godt for deg fremover, og håper du er i rask bedring 😀

    Klem fra en “stridende lungesyk” , Bjørg 70 år

    • B. on January 30, 2021 at 9:05 pm

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    I am just reading this blog now. You two are beyond sweet. (Andrew & Andrea). I check ravelry every now and then. I’ve made multiple donations via the pay pal/me. acct. Prayers to all “be well”.

    • Elisabet on January 30, 2021 at 11:05 pm

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    Oh Carlos! I can’t begin to tell you how very sorry I am that you have had to deal with Covid and all that has gone along with your illness.
    I am sure it is also brutal being away from Arne and your home and lifestyle. Surely it is seemingly a trial by fire, but at least the blessing is your healthcare system in Norway. I have just discovered your YouTube videos and they have been uplifting and a singular bright spot in a difficult time for me during my husband’s long term medical difficulties. Your postings were like fresh fallen snow – bright, fresh and uplifting. I thank you both from the bottom of my heart! Born in Minneapolis, MN from a line of five generations of Norwegians in MN, seeing your home, hearing of your traditions, being invited into your kitchen was like “going home”. My family can trace its Norwegian ancestry to the fifteenth century in Norway, but you and Arne opened the door “back home”. Your way of being in the world feels so genuinely authentic,
    unaffected, life affirming and beautifully spirited. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, feelings, way of being with each
    other and the world. Your loving way of being in the world helps knit us back together – in a time when darkness and hatred seem the norm. May you heal Carlos, with all the love and good wishes pouring out to you and Arne from those
    of us who are blessed to have had an opportunity to come in contact with you. Do know how deeply you both are
    cherished and wished a speedy return to good health and the pleasures you so enjoy. Thank you, thank you, thank you –
    for being you! Of course, best wishes to Arne as well! I find him to be an absolute delight!

    • Karen Kegley on February 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm

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    Hi Carlos and Arne,
    I just discovered your YouTube channel, and your blog from that.
    I am distressed to learn of Carlos’ illness and am praying you will experience a complete recovery and be whole again.
    I’m new to continental stitch, after being an English knitter for 55 years. You saved my purl stitch with your Norwegian method.
    Blessings and happy life,
    Karen

    • Karen Toynton on February 1, 2021 at 10:47 pm

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    Good evening to you both. So hope that things are going well for you both. Also hoping Arne that your not having to many naughty treats while Carlos is away. Hehe, however why not! Maybe Carlos will soon be home again to keep his she on you.Are Freya and Helmer looking after you well at night. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both so much for all the lovely podcasts,videos etc. So enjoy them. Think I have watched most things since I started watching you about a year ago, bedtime viewing. I heard about you both from Kate at the last homely house,who is also so enjoyable and interesting to watch. warm wishes are sent to you both and look forward to you getting home Carlos and feeling well enough to join us again. Again thank you both. Your both solovely. Xx

    • Gail on February 2, 2021 at 2:49 am

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    So sad to here Covid 19has you feeling so unwell. Hope your recovery with the excellent care you are receiving will get you home sooner than my knitting pace🤣🤣. Take care!

      • Gail on February 2, 2021 at 2:51 am

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      Hear not here🤣🤣🤣

    • Jen on February 2, 2021 at 6:12 pm

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    How are you feeling now Carlos – I am sending all the warm energy for vitality and strength your way from Scotland. 🙂

    • Laura Batchelor on February 3, 2021 at 7:26 am

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    Wishing you both full health and joy in all the good things surrounding us! I can imagine everyone knitting in hospital! Greetings from South Africa.

    • Brenda on February 3, 2021 at 1:31 pm

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    It’s good to hear you’re coming along well. I wish you all the best.

    • Connie on February 3, 2021 at 7:38 pm

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    Arne & Carlos, I am so happy to see that Carlos has returned home and I am looking forward to the next podcast. I have learned so much and do enjoy watching you. I am anxious to hear about Carlos’ recovery and Arne’s cooking adventures! I wish you both many blessings, lots of hugs and love.

    • Catherine on February 3, 2021 at 7:52 pm

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    I was very sorry to hear you’ve been so sick, Carlos. I only recently discovered you and Arne on YouTube and had no idea until just now. I love your videos (they have contributed a lot to my sanity during our latest Covid lockdown) and really hope you’ll soon be well enough to go home. Your Norwegian health care system sounds wonderful, just what our NHS should be in the UK, but sadly isn’t. We have fantastic people working in it but so badly under resourced. It’s good to hear that someone, somewhere is getting it right! I hope you continue to make good progress and please give yourself time to get well again. It must be tough for Arne too, but you both have a huge number of well wishers all over the world, thanks to technology. I hope it helps.

    • Karen Toynton on February 3, 2021 at 11:09 pm

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    What a lovely surprise to see Carlos home. It has made me very happy to see you home safely,, as I am sure it has you also Arne I have been thinking about you both everyday like you are my friends. Both take care and looking forward to seeing you both back once again. Hugs to you both. X

    • Yvonne Hitchcock on February 5, 2021 at 1:17 am

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    Hi Carlos, was so happy to hear from you and your progress. Sounds as if you are doing good so thank God for that. And the hospital sounds wonderful so I am sure that is making your stay very tolerable. Please know that I am sending prayers your way for a speedy and successful recovery and you will be reunited with Arne very soon. I am sure he misses you and is looking forward to having you home with him and those 2 fur babies! And I miss watching the two of you so much, hurry back! Again prayers and hugs are coming your way from upstate New York .

    • Vickie on February 5, 2021 at 8:03 pm

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    So pleased with your news. Welcome Home.

    • STEPHANIE KNUDTSON on February 6, 2021 at 12:59 am

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    Wishing you a full recovery from your Norwegian American pals on our side of the world! The whole family has tons of warm hats, socks & mittens because of you guys! Me & my two small boys love to watch Arne & Carlos in the morning while I sneak in a tea & a few rows on current projects. Please take care & know we’re sending you a big air hug! ❤️

    • Ann Christin Eri on February 7, 2021 at 7:03 pm

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    Hei, finnes disse oppskriftene på halsene på norsk? Hvor kan jeg finne det? På forhånd takk for hjelpen.

    • Eileen on February 8, 2021 at 3:35 pm

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    Carlos, i missed this news entirely because I too was in the hospital with a spinal cord injury. I am so happy to hear of your excellent care since I know full well how important it is. Im glad you are backat home with dear Arne. I also came home over the weekend. Cheers to being together and improving every day. Fondly, Eileen

    • Elizabeth C Staunton on February 8, 2021 at 4:51 pm

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    I cannot tell you how much I have missed you two! You brighten my day and keep me laughing with you! Happy that Carlos is feeling better and Arne survived his simple diet!
    I find the programs so interesting and informative and love learning about Norway, native costume and customs. My mother was a Broadway costume designer (as in “I Am A Camera”…the play that became “Cabaret” as a movie), so I have theatre and clothing design in my blood! I live in Camden, Maine and I would love to meet you if you come back here for a visit after covid 19 calms down.
    Take care and stay safe!
    Missy Freeman Staunton

    • Ardys Hathaway on February 12, 2021 at 6:14 am

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    I stumbled on your u-tube post from 2 years ago on how to knit a net grocery bag. Carlos I’m happy to hear you are healing from the covid 19. Love from Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA

    • Melissa Kaufman on February 14, 2021 at 2:08 am

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    I saw your 2019 podcast about knitting a hat. Carlos was frantically knitting away while y’all were talking.

    The hat pattern was free on your podcast and the suggestion was made to go and search for the head pattern, which is how I stumbled upon this here.

    I am thankful you are on the mend, but also incredibly sad because of the long-term side effects you are experiencing from Covid.

    I got Covid in December 2020, was hospitalized for 5 days. I’m afraid to write my hospital experience here in Eugene Oregon was a far cry from your hospital experience.

    I pray you are restored to (or as close to) full health. I know it has to be challenging being away from home, Carlos, your furry children and your life.

    God speed on returning to your life, job, responsibilities, loved ones, and your passion.

    • Perry Ryait on February 20, 2021 at 9:32 am

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    I’ve been following you on YouTube. Love your knits. I don’t know you personally. I hope you a speedy recovery and start knitting again.

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