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Carlos is back and we have released the pattern for a new crochet throw!

Hi everyone!

It’s good to be here again! As most of you already know, I tested positive for COVID-19 after becoming seriously ill on March 26th. The reason I was tested in the first place was that I was so sick, that the doctors were considering admitting me to hospital. I have since recovered from the virus but am now suffering from Post Viral Syndrome and will remain on sick leave until May 17th, as I am still very weak and can’t do much right now. But, I am feeling better and better every day and hope that I’ll be able to be back at full speed from May 18th! 

Click on the image to purchase the pattern for our new floral crochet throw, Astri.

 

This week, on our YouTube Channel, we are doing it podcast style! We’ve just released a new floral crochet throw that we are calling Astri and in our podcast, we talk about what has been going on in our lives lately, while Arne crochets a flower. I was so happy that I was able to take part in this podcast, which was recorded a few days ago. Please keep in mind that this not a tutorial, just some crochet radio, where you can sit in your favourite spot and join us for a while. See the podcast here:

 

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You can get the pattern for our new crochet throw, Astrid, in our webshop or by clicking on any of the images below:

 

The ARNE & CARLOS Daily Quarantine Knitting Podcast Coming Back Soon!

We are delighted to announce that our Daily Quarantine Knitting podcast will resume this coming Wednesday April 22, 2020. We will do episodes every weekday until May 1st.

Looking forward to getting back to our daily quarantine podcast, so see you next Wednesday!

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all healthcare workers all over the world, who are on the front lines of the corona virus outbreak, for the hard work they put in every single day. We all owe them a great debt and we will certainly never forget their service!

 

ARNE & CARLOS

 

 

 

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    • Chris Donohoo on April 19, 2020 at 5:02 pm

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    So glad to see you up & smiling Carlos!

    • Mary-pat mclane on April 19, 2020 at 5:17 pm

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    Happy to see you are getting back to good health. Have missed you both.

    • Deirdre Storm on April 19, 2020 at 5:20 pm

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    So happy to see you on the mend, Carlos. Just grabbed Truls and Astri to celebrate!

    • Yvonne on April 19, 2020 at 5:22 pm

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    Thank you for the health updates. So glad you are recovering and to see you smile Carlos! Arne, you are a huge inspiration and so glad you are well! This is a lovely throw with a very appropriate name. Much continued health and wishing you all the best. You both are doing all of the patterns for all of us, when you could just stop and take time off. You are amazing people who care about so many. Hugs to you from California.

    • Gwyn Higginson on April 19, 2020 at 5:22 pm

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    Plenty of porridge now

    • Bonnie Croft on April 19, 2020 at 5:24 pm

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    Glad you are recovering..the blanket looks good on you- blooming!!

    • Danette on April 19, 2020 at 5:26 pm

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    My eyes are sweating! I am so happy you are on the mend! I feel like I have spent as much time with you guys, and the Quarintene knitters as I have with my own family members!

    • Kathy on April 19, 2020 at 5:26 pm

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    So glad you are up and about again. Take time to recover. I will look forward to seeing you both on your new podcast in May ♥️

    • Kathy Stewart on April 19, 2020 at 5:26 pm

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    So good to hear that you are on the mend Carlos. Looking forward to seeing you both soon. Have missed you.
    Take care

    • Anne Doherty on April 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm

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    So glad to see you up and about! Just take it easy , and get plenty of rest!
    Love the flowers in your blanket! I purchased a few of your books, and I’m going to start the granny square butterfly pattern ! ( I was in college when the granny squares really were trending here in the US, so they really are still a favorite with me! ) Just have to get some more yarns gathered together from my stash!
    Both of you take care !

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    Goed je te zie in goede gezondheid en doe rustig aan , lieve groetjes uit België

    • Pauline on April 19, 2020 at 5:37 pm

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    Hurrah! Great to see you back, take it easy x

    • Janice Petaja on April 19, 2020 at 5:37 pm

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    So happy to see you recovering. We have all missed you so much.

    • Michelle on April 19, 2020 at 6:13 pm

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    I am so glad to hear that you are starting to feel better and I am looking forward to the podcast this week. Thank-you to both of you for doing these podcasts during this difficult time. It brightens my day, and I know that many others feel the same.

    • Jennifer on April 19, 2020 at 6:20 pm

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    I am so sorry you became ill. And I am super glad you are on the mend. Bless you both for being so positive and love to you both. So excited about your new pattern release, always in the mood for a new blanket. Best wishes that you will soon feel your old self again.

    • Cathy Truesdale on April 19, 2020 at 6:26 pm

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    So good to see you up and around! You were greatly missed, Carlos, but we know Arne was right by your side with love and support. 💕

    • Amy Higgins on April 19, 2020 at 6:27 pm

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    So glad to see you are feeling better! I’m sure Arne took good care of you!

    • Lisa Villone on April 19, 2020 at 6:33 pm

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    Yaaaay! You’re back!! I missed you both so much. I’m relieved to hear that you’re on the mend Carlos. I also had that extreme fatigue after I had the virus. My energy returned in “spits and spurts” meaning I’d get a burst of energy one day for a few hours and get a lot done, then I’d be exhausted the next day. I know now that I overdid it. Anyway, this tiredness could last a few weeks, so try not to worry or push yourself like I did!
    I drink a smoothie made with 3 kale leaves (no stems-yuck!), 1 cup of frozen blueberries, and half of a banana for sweetness (sometimes I used stevia if I didn’t have banana) and cold water. I think it helped me get better. It tastes good! I’d also squeeze in some lime juice because I love lime!
    I’ve never sent such a long comment. Sorry about that. You two have helped me immeasurably during this quarantine…..Thank you! I sat in my living room this morning clapping and crying happy tears when I heard you say you’d continue the KAL into May! Best always, Lisa

    • Erik Larson on April 19, 2020 at 6:34 pm

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    Hilsen fra Gaithersburg, Maryland.

    It’s good to see you about and about, Carlos. My wife is watching the YouTube video in the room next door even as I type this.

    • Marguerite Annen on April 19, 2020 at 6:48 pm

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    Positively gleeful that you are starting to feel better.

    • Kay Hall on April 19, 2020 at 6:54 pm

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    So glad you’re feeling a bit better Carlos. Look after yourself, and don’t try to do too much too soon! Sending you & Arne virtual hugs from a sunny Watford (uk). xx

    • Ingrid on April 19, 2020 at 7:01 pm

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    I am so glad that you are feeling better, Carlos. Take care.
    And I am going to watch the new podcast about the flower crochet.

    • Janice on April 19, 2020 at 7:03 pm

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    God speed you guys🤗. So excited to hear that you are back in good health. Stay positive and take
    your D’s & C’s in👏 Cannot wait too see how you are going to make a blanket with these
    special swatches❤️❤️
    ☀️🥛🌶🎉

    • Carolyn on April 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

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    I wonder if you two know how much you have given us? (Rhetorical) Thank you! Post viral syndrome IS nasty… a shower can be your work for the day. Especially if the illness was in the respiratory system. (Registered nurse from Seattle) PS during the original Quarantine knitting, you mentioned some shirts had shrunk in the wash. I imagine they are loose now 🙃 Glad you are on the mend and Arne, I have missed your giggle.

    • Beverly your Ness on April 19, 2020 at 7:09 pm

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    Yay Carlos! You’re back to being in the world again. I’m so happy to see you again. I’m happy to see Arne as well, and I’m so glad he didn’t kill you with his cooking. Arne, I’m so curious how you kept from getting the coronavirus, but I’m so glad you weren’t both infected, especially at the same time. Take it easy and take care. Thank you for keeping in touch with us all. xox

    • Susan O'Neill on April 19, 2020 at 7:22 pm

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    Hooray, so glad to hear from you. It will be good when you are fully recovered and look forward to that day. Don’t rush, none of us are going anywhere.

    • Juliana-Yoon on April 19, 2020 at 7:29 pm

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    It’s wonderful to see you up and posing for the camera with smile on your face. I bet Arne is taking very good care of you.
    ~sending sunshine your way

    • Sparrow Hill on April 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm

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    Wonderful news to hear you are on the mend!
    I wish the best of health for everyone! 🙂

    I wanted to leave a comment to express my gratitude to both Arne and Carlos and their team for continuing to post updates during all of this. Your dedication to your work, clients and fans is remarkable and inspiring. The care and the time you have put into your website and YouTube channel is truly appreciated all over the world.
    Many thanks for all you do.

    • Helen on April 19, 2020 at 8:21 pm

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    Oh boy, that is good news. Thank you for sharing, and all the best for speedy full recovery.

      • Helen on April 19, 2020 at 8:24 pm

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      I meant to add….I should be able to get knitting done by mid May!! Ha ha😂

    • Hilda Van Caenegem on April 19, 2020 at 9:10 pm

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    Thank God, you are back again and in good health.
    I missed you both.

    • Jonna Løkke Andersen on April 19, 2020 at 9:57 pm

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    Hej Begge 2❤️❤️
    Ønsker jer alt det bedste i verden. Tak for mange gode strikkestunder og inspiration. Rigtig god bedring til dig Carlos – håber Arne forbliver rask.
    Kærligste tanker fra Jonna Løkke Andersen(Danmark)

    • MARTHA LARSON on April 19, 2020 at 10:09 pm

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    Carlos, you look great! So glad to hear that you are feeling better. I have missed you and Arne on your podcasts. Can’t wait for my husband to go to bed, so I can sit back and watch the two of you knit, crochet and visit.

    • Sharon Wagner on April 19, 2020 at 10:22 pm

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    It’s so nice to see that you are feeling better, may you continue to feel stronger every day. The crochet blanket is so pretty and cheerful. I enjoy watching your podcasts, thank you so much for sharing.

    • Rodean C Philip on April 19, 2020 at 10:40 pm

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    Hooray! I must say you look good, especially for a man who has been battling such a vicious virus. Can’t tell you how glad I am that your story didn’t end in tragedy. You’ve made my day!

    • Nan on April 19, 2020 at 10:51 pm

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    Carlos, your circumstances have scared me. I wish you well and hope your recovery is very fast and permanent. Best wishes. Nan. In Mi. USA

    • Zoe on April 19, 2020 at 10:51 pm

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    So heartwarming to hear and see the two of you in (almost) full force! Love the pattern! Lots of love to you both, my dears.

    • Sharon imler on April 19, 2020 at 10:55 pm

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    I hope you continue to improve. Interesting that the virus didn’t show up for so many weeks after you returned from the ship. Does Arne have to do any thing special since her was with you.

    • lynn ward on April 19, 2020 at 11:01 pm

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    Hi Carlos, My husband also tested positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalized.He came home Easter Sunday. I am considered presumptive positive. I am an avid knitter and watch you videos frequently. Have been following your quarantine daily podcast but had to quite when my husband became sick. Glad you are in the recovery mode . Take it easy and be well!

    • Evelyn Sharp on April 19, 2020 at 11:11 pm

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    Yahoo! I’ve been so worried. Welcome back!!

    • cathleen on April 19, 2020 at 11:50 pm

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    Hallelujah – Praise God! I feel like actually dancing – I’m so happy to see you both again ! At first I thought the video was pre-recorded since it is Sunday – then holy cow ! It’s new – YAY!

    Maybe Arne can crochet Carlos a zippered cardigan sweater/jacket in the new flower blanket pattern — because it looks FANTASTIC on him/you! The colors are just incredible, lively, and vibrant – just like a new beginning for spring. What does “life after Covid” look like? it looks like LIFE!!!!

    The new Carlos = crazy beautiful colors! no more gray for you!!!!
    Arne: throw out all his gray clothes on trash day before he gets up in the morning ! 😀
    welcome back you two! we all were praying hard…so glad they were answered so quickly.

    much love and hugs, cathy (near Niagara Falls NY)

    • Suzanne Baker on April 19, 2020 at 11:50 pm

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    Wonderful that you are back!

    • Patjc1943@gmail.com on April 19, 2020 at 11:57 pm

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    Wonderful to hear you are on the mend Carlos, hoping for a full recovery for you. Do not work too hard while in recovery and eat good old fashioned chicken soup.

    • Gail Knife Chief on April 20, 2020 at 12:10 am

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    Arne & Carlos,
    It has been so delightful to see and hear the two of you during your first podcast after your illness Carlos. Welcome back into our world. Carlos, you looked and sounded like your old self. I know you are anxious to be active, to be out and to do things, but be patient with yourself and listen to your body. It will guide you.
    Arne, make Carlos some of your delicious Norwegian waffles. I think he will enjoy them.
    I look forward to watching your podcast on the 22nd.
    Bless you both…Gail

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    So happy you are feeling better. Hopefully you will recover from the PVS.soon.as well. I discovered your podcast while being in quarantine here in Kalamazoo Michigan and was inspired by your tutorials to learn to knit. (I have been a crocheter for 5 yrs.) I look forward to watching your videos daily while I play with yarn here at home. Thank you for your teaching, your dedication to your fans, and your beautiful talent as well as your heart. Get well soon.

    • Susan Pelletier on April 20, 2020 at 12:25 am

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    So glad to hear you are recovering.
    All the best to you.

    • Thomasean Britten on April 20, 2020 at 12:35 am

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    Please sell your latest patterns on Ravelry! I’ll be waiting! Thank you so much!

    • Andrea Utne on April 20, 2020 at 1:06 am

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    You two are so wonderful, so thankful that you are feeling better.
    Best and warm wishes from Marblehead, MA.

    • wendy hollow on April 20, 2020 at 1:30 am

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    THANK GOODNESS YOU ARE BACK.
    Ian and I have “hung” on every word .
    Take it easy guys and let that jigsaw help the hand, mind coordinationand let your brain explore your amazing creativity.
    I was worried about the cooking……..
    Hugs WAH in Oz.x

    • James Blanton on April 20, 2020 at 1:34 am

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    Get well…vitamin d,a,and c… lockdown in the usa..get out as much as possible..of course safely..interested in a new top down cardigan..Lys will play a big part in acquiring the needed supplies..Be well….

    • Elsa Gonzalez on April 20, 2020 at 1:44 am

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    I am so glad you are healing Carlos, pray for everyone in the world. Very happy you rest.

    • Heidi Peters on April 20, 2020 at 1:49 am

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    So happy you’re doing well Carlos and pray your strength and any other post-virus symptoms recover quickly!

    Looking forward to more podcasts!

    • Maria on April 20, 2020 at 2:08 am

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    I hope this bad nasti will live you alone for ever

    • Annette on April 20, 2020 at 3:12 am

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    Oh this has made my day, I am so glad you are getting better Carlos xxxxxxxxx stay safe

    • Debbie on April 20, 2020 at 3:49 am

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    Carlos I am so Happy so happy you are getting better and better each day. Arne I just want to give you great big Hugs for being there for Carlos just him knowing you were there I am sure helped him get through such a trying time..Thanks to the healthcare system that let you know how to get through this virus…I admire you both so much you both have helped out knitting world in such away we could never repay you..With much love for you both…Stay safe and keep healing.

    • Kafrin on April 20, 2020 at 4:04 am

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    Glad you are more well than you were, Carlos, but if you have Post Viral Syndrome, whatever you do, don’t be pressured into doing too much too soon! Make very sure that you take the time to get well again at your body’s own pace, regardless of pressures put on you by other people or yourself, whether real or imagined. If you don’t recover properly now, with lots of rest (even if it is horribly boring!) and fresh healthy nutritious food, you could be affected by Post Viral Fatigue for the rest of your life. Do only half of what you feel able to do; increase your activity by very small increments — think 10% only — and cosset yourself for a few months. It will mean extra work for Arne for a time, but to get you back to full strength, it’s worth it. (I say all this as I have had PVFS for many years, due to trying to speed my recovery from flu in the 1980’s, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.) Take care of yourselves, be sensible, and be blessed. K

    • Kiki Erickson Kline on April 20, 2020 at 4:08 am

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    I’ve been very worried about you! This was wonderful news to hear, you made my day. Stay well!

    • Ava Phillips on April 20, 2020 at 4:09 am

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    Hello Arne and Carlos I am somewhat new to your programs or podcast tutorials whatever you want to call them but I think you guys are so awesome I don’t crochet just love to watch you guys talk LOL, I am a Quilter and I found you guys when I was looking for crazy block quilting you guys inspired me to do more of the crazy blocks I love quilting I have a lot of quilts that I Have made and gifted. I was so sorry to hear that you had gotten sick with the coronavirus but thankful you are doing all right and getting better love your latest video or podcast LOL

    • amanda aldridge-schamp on April 20, 2020 at 4:11 am

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    So glad you are up and improving! Continue with taking care of yourself don’t push it! I have noticed just how weak my patients are after we get them out of critical care!!!! Sending ongoing prayers and blessings for you and for Arne!! Let Arne do the cooking for a while lol! Or maybe order in premise meals!

    • Tere Van Diest on April 20, 2020 at 4:13 am

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    So very very happy to see you looking healthy and well again Carlos! Please take your time in recovering fully.

    Sending the warmest regards for you and Arne too.

    Blessings on you both.

    Tere

    • Kayann on April 20, 2020 at 4:14 am

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    What a relief to know Carlos is recovering and you are both home taking care of yourselves and each other. Hope you found a great jigsaw puzzle. Watch out for giant garlic!

    • Roslyn Sutherland on April 20, 2020 at 4:15 am

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    So glad you are recovering. I’m a new fan and appreciate your podcast, patterns and the spirit you share. Take care of yourselves. Roz

    • Joan on April 20, 2020 at 4:26 am

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    So glad you’re better, Carlos. Astrid seems such an appropriate name for this new blanket. My husband’s family is a very old Norwegian family, and Astrid is a family name that goes back many centuries and now belongs to our 7-year-old granddaughter. However, I think it is appropriate for the blanket because Astrid was one of the Valkyries whose role was to come down to earth among the wounded and choose who lived or died on the battlefields. And Corona is certainly a battlefield!
    Stay well!

    • Andrea absolom on April 20, 2020 at 4:39 am

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    Get well Carlos, glad you are doing so much better. Oh Arne you done a wonderful job in taking care of him, xxx

    • Linnea McNair on April 20, 2020 at 4:44 am

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    So glad you are doing well Carlos. I’m sure it’s a relief for Arne as well. Cheers and wishing you a very speedy recovery.

    • Ann on April 20, 2020 at 4:44 am

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    So happy that you’re well on your way to being recovered Good thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Valerie on April 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

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    I am so happy you are in the mend. I have been making the flowers. The hard part was putting them together.

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    So glad to see that Carlos is well, and to have you and Arne back with us. I’m looking forward to the continuation of the Quarantine Knitting podcasts. The crochet blanket is very pretty. I prefer to knit, though.

    • Lexy on April 20, 2020 at 5:24 am

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    Yay, Carlos!! So glad you are feeling better ☺️

    • Gail Sundberg-Douse on April 20, 2020 at 5:31 am

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    Oh my gosh so happy to see you wrapped in that blanket of love and flowers. Knitting is my love but this makes me want to crochet a blanket of love like this one!!! Take care of yourself. Don’t push it!! Love you guys!! gail

    • Lepage on April 20, 2020 at 5:32 am

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    Trop contente que vous alliez mieux à mercredi pour la suite de notre projet commun bon rétablissement

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    So very happy to learn you are on the mend, Carlos and that Arne didn’t get sick too. I’ve thought of you often during this challenging time, wondering if you both were ok, and thinking about how much you’ve uplifted people with your inspiring and entertaining quarantine knitting podcasts. I’ve just now finished my 18 squares and have assembled them to make into 2 cushions. I’ll have fond memories of you, Arne & Carlos, each time I see the cushions on my sofa.
    With gratitude,
    Patti -from South Carolina, USA

    • Elaine Gyte on April 20, 2020 at 5:50 am

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    From across the pond. My family, and the only female.., like most, I feel the anxiety of your current situation. You have both been my saviours, kept me sane. You are now part of my family too.

    • Rebecca Lewis on April 20, 2020 at 5:53 am

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    Oh Carlos, you look so good! I’m so glad you are feeling better. I love your radio podcasts. They are my favorites. I get my knitting and sit with you guys. Take care, love and hugs to you and Arne, and sweet little Freya. (I live in Cabot, Arkansas, USA.)

    • Shannon on April 20, 2020 at 5:56 am

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    So glad to hear you are on the mend Carlos! But do give yourself time. Like Lisa said, it took me about 6 weeks to get my energy back and feel completely normal. We are cheering you on!

    • EdithJacobs uit Holland on April 20, 2020 at 6:04 am

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    Welkom terug in deze wondere wereld. Lieve groet voor jullie allebei.

    • Janette on April 20, 2020 at 6:23 am

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    Such good news to wake up to, and so glad to hear you are getting better Carlos. Have been thinking of you, over these last weeks.
    Keep resting and a 🤗🤗 to you both.

    • Margaret Berryman on April 20, 2020 at 6:25 am

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    So glad you’re on the mend! Hope you will soon feel much stronger, Carlos!

    • Carla on April 20, 2020 at 6:27 am

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    So glad to see you Carlos! Mille auguri

    • Cassandra King on April 20, 2020 at 6:38 am

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    Hi guys I was just wondering how you get the colors card paper for yarn colors. I would love to choose my colors by looking at the combination swatches. Do you have them for purchase?

    • Lynn Maki on April 20, 2020 at 6:46 am

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    So glad to hear you are on the mend Carlos. The CORVID-19 virus 🦠 is nasty and affects people in so many different ways. Please take it easy for the sake of your health

    • Hyosung Paik on April 20, 2020 at 6:55 am

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    thank you for letting us know how you’re holding up now, and so good to hear that you’re slowly recovering from the serious stage! We’re so glad to see both of you again, but please don’t make haste because of us. We Are As Always, Arnes&Carlos’ fans 🙂 And of course, we should really appreciate all the healthcare workers’ hard working. They are big heroes!

    • Pam Griffith on April 20, 2020 at 7:13 am

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    So relieved! Just take it slowly, plenty of tea, dog stroking and soup….probably in that order. Running short of yarn for gloves with fingers. Friend is willing to have little finger amputated ‘caus only uses it when drinking tea from posh cups and cleaning ears! Much love. Pam

    • Judy on April 20, 2020 at 7:26 am

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    I am curious to know What Arne has been cooking for you…. !! I hope you are soon back to your good health .. don.t rush anything..xx

    • Christina Anhorn on April 20, 2020 at 7:44 am

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    So happy to see that you are both in such good spirits again , Carlos, give your recovery time, stay the course.
    I loved your podcast with the little bantering today and may I also say how much more comfortable Arne is speaking English, I loved your funny comments while trying to keep track of the crochet pattern. Love the little talks, I’m right there with you.
    Christina

    • Arlen on April 20, 2020 at 7:44 am

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    May your recovery be speedy and complete. So sorry you caught this terrible virus, and I hope Arne stays safe. ❤️ Arlen (mother of a dr working at a major hospital in Manhattan, NY USA

    • Janis Day Lewis on April 20, 2020 at 8:04 am

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    Carlos, what wonderful news, that you are on the road to recovery. You will just have to take it easy and not overdo things.
    It was was fabulous to see your, very smiley faces, again.
    Stay safe and keep getting better.
    JanisXX

    • Georgina on April 20, 2020 at 8:14 am

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    So very glad to hear that you are feeling better , if still very weak , and thank you for sharing this news with us , so pleased to see you both doing a relaxing podcast and look forward to your daily podcasts resuming . I also feel that we all owe a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude to all those that are in the frontline doing their bits to keep the world as we know it going , let us hope that when this virus has outrun its course, we don’t forget them and respect them as is their due . Much love and thank you xxx

    • Dominique on April 20, 2020 at 8:39 am

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    Hello Carlos,
    I am very glad that you are recovered from Covid.
    Take your time and take it easy ,i look forward to see you again safe and Well.
    Xxx

    • Catherine on April 20, 2020 at 8:44 am

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    So happy you are getting well again, take it easy on the road to full recovery.
    The new blanket is beautiful.
    I’m looking forward to the quarantine podcasts again and the new squares.
    Catherine in Jersey x

    • Mary Anne Salmon on April 20, 2020 at 9:12 am

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    Looking good in your lovely crochet throw! Glad that you are feeling better day-by-day.

    • Sharon on April 20, 2020 at 9:22 am

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    Great news to hear you are recovering and smiling again. Keep up the bone broths and chicken soup to build your strength back up and you will be back onboard in no time.

    • WENDY on April 20, 2020 at 10:11 am

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    Very pleased to see you are better now Carlos. Have missed your Quarantine KAL podcasts and look forward to them resuming when you are fit enough. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration your work brings! Take care💙

    • Laura Lamb on April 20, 2020 at 10:19 am

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    Great News, hope that you feel better every passing day .
    Look after each other . Hugs xx

    • Cathy on April 20, 2020 at 11:29 am

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    Hooray, Carlos is better!! 😀😁😃 And the KAL will resume soon! 💕💞 And it’s my 🎂🎁 🎊on May 1st! All good things, Happy Days!! 😙
    Greetings from Cricklewood!

    • Sylvia Sanchez Freitas on April 20, 2020 at 11:33 am

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    Happy to see you back. God Bless You Both Arne and Carlos. Hugs and Good Thoughts.

    • Rhonda Croxson on April 20, 2020 at 12:24 pm

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    So glad you are on the road to recovery. Take as much time as it takes! Your health is valuable. You are in my thoughts. Better days ahead☺️

    • Ellen on April 20, 2020 at 12:32 pm

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    Carlos, I am so glad that you are feeling better. I missed you both and look forward to seeing your videos.

    • Carol on April 20, 2020 at 12:53 pm

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    Good to hear that you are beginning to feel better Carlos. You have both been sorely missed. Really looking forward to the next part of the quarantine knitting. xx

    • judy lewis on April 20, 2020 at 1:01 pm

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    What a beautiful surprise to see your smiling faces again. So glad to see Carlos up and about again. We really missed you here at our house.
    Love your shopping list, hot dogs and pizza. Stay well you two. You are the calm in this storm.

    • louise arsenault on April 20, 2020 at 1:18 pm

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    You look good. I am happy for you. Beautiful, colorful blanket that will enlight our environment. Big hug to both of you from Québec City.

    • Linda Lee on April 20, 2020 at 1:20 pm

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    So glad to hear you are feeling a little better each day. And as much as I am enjoying your videos, patterns and both of you, as a new subscriber, your health is more important. All of us have plenty of yarns and wip to keep busy. So don’t rush it. Waving ‘hi’ to Arne.

    • Jean Mosley on April 20, 2020 at 1:27 pm

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    So good to see you back but do not overdo things and rest up; let Arne cook.

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    So happy to hear that you are feeling better Carlos – just don’t try to rush your recovery. Take your time and make sure you’re 100% before you do too much. It’s a relief that Arne didn’t get it too! Take good care of each other.

    • Noela Bajjali on April 20, 2020 at 1:36 pm

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    So glad that you are feeling a little better. Take it carefully for a full recovery. Nx

    • Susan Taylor Hansen on April 20, 2020 at 1:46 pm

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    Sorry to hear about your ordeal, and glad to hear that you are returning to health! We remain grateful for your kindness in Kirkenes.

    • Edith Childs on April 20, 2020 at 2:12 pm

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    So glad you are getting better everyday
    Stay strong

    • Becky Wahl on April 20, 2020 at 2:13 pm

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    So very happy that you are on the mend Carlos! Arne must be an excellent care giver. We have missed you but so very glad you did not have to go to the hospital. I was on the cruise March 1-10 and luckily I have not had any symptoms. Please continue to recover. We want you back 100%.

    On another note will we be able to see the group picture that was taken on the ship? Would love to see it and reminisce what a wonderful time we all had. What was the 1 Norwegian word you told us at one of your lectures to remember?

    Love and miss both of you,

    • Jane Panitz on April 20, 2020 at 2:28 pm

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    So happy for you and Carlos that you are on the mend from thus dreadful virus. May each day be a stronger one for you. Stay safe snd stay well and healthy. Enjoying the square patterns and using my stash!
    Thanks.

    • A California girl on April 20, 2020 at 3:12 pm

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    Carlos and Arne you have brought such joy to the world. I am thinking about you both during this terrible time and wish you both good health and happiness.

    Carlos get well soon!

    • Ellisen on April 20, 2020 at 4:12 pm

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    Glad to hear you’re feeling better and better everyday! Bravo Carlos!

    • Bonnie Callahan on April 20, 2020 at 4:35 pm

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    I am so happy that Carlos is ok. Give him lots of rest.

    • Diana on April 20, 2020 at 5:09 pm

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    I just caught up with some of the videos yesterday and was wondering so thank you for the update. And congratulations Carlos on recovering from COVID19!! Prayers and good thoughts still coming your way as you continue your recovery and gain your strength back. So glad that Arne stayed well through it all as well. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for us knitters/crocheters during this worldwide quarantine!! You’re inspiring!! Love and prayers to you both!

    • Susan Rothrock on April 20, 2020 at 5:12 pm

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    So very happy you are on the mend. Be patient with yourself during your recovery. I’m sure Arne will keep you in line! Looking forward to Wednesday. Blessings…

    • sonja banks on April 20, 2020 at 5:16 pm

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    Thank you for the podcast today I have laughed out loud especially about Arne’s terrible cooking and adding a whole garlic bulb to the recipe!!!! so funny xxxx

    • Linda Bertolino on April 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm

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    So VERY HAPPY that you are on the mend and that Arne is still feeling well!
    Now…..just don’t OVERDO! Still rest up & continue to eat properly! We all love the both of you & need you both in our lives! GOD VELSIGNE!!

    • Sara on April 20, 2020 at 5:29 pm

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    So pleased that you are back and on the mend x

    • Beth Altimari-Parsisson on April 20, 2020 at 5:34 pm

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    Carlos you look like you feel better, unless this is an older photo. Either way, I hope you continue to heal, and that Arne is keeping his own health up. You both are so loved that I know neighbors are helping you out as much as you will allow, bringing groceries, leaving care packages at your door. Thank you for all you do to keep our spirits up, and keep our creativity blossoming, (pun intended!) with your lovely new floral crochet. You make every week brighter and more fun in my world!

    take lots of vitamin c and d-3!

    Beth Altimari

    • Valerie Wood on April 20, 2020 at 5:52 pm

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    Wonderful seeing you both today. I’m not a crocheter but still enjoy watching you while I knit. You both make me smile in these dismal times. Keep up the good work. Carlos, you look great but please don’t push yourself into a relapse.

    • Kathy on April 20, 2020 at 5:53 pm

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    So very happy you are feeling better Carlos. Thank you Arne for taking care of him.

    • Shannon Hubmann on April 20, 2020 at 6:14 pm

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    So glad to hear you are getting over this terrible virus! Take care and hello from Shannon in the Okanagan in BC Canada – so loved meeting you both and learning so much from your wonderful workshop in Armstrong! Best wishes to both of you! Please come back to BC someday!

    • Lois Ardito on April 20, 2020 at 6:52 pm

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    My very best to you Carlos. So happy that you are one of the recovered.
    Take your time in returning your Fans and Friends are,t going anywhere…..just waiting to see you and Arne again soon!

    • Brenda Staresnick on April 20, 2020 at 7:04 pm

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    Arne & Carlos

    See y’all on 22 April..EARTH DAY!!

    • Kathy F Goodman on April 20, 2020 at 7:36 pm

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    I’m so happy that you are on the mend, Carlos! I’ve missed seeing you both every day and I’m so happy that you are well enough to make the Quarantine Knitting Videos again. See you Wednesday!

    • Fanie on April 20, 2020 at 7:48 pm

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    This is the best news I’ve heard all day! 😀 I am so glad to hear you are getting better, Carlos, and I am sure all of your lovely fans are more than happy to hear about this news. I have been listening to your quarantine podcasts non-stop since the debut of the pandemic. They truly are a sunshine in my days. Virtual hugs from a fan in Montreal, Canada! xoxo!

    • marlenel on April 20, 2020 at 9:28 pm

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    I am so happy to hear you recovered from the virus, Carlos! Thank you to Arne as well for staying strong. Thank you for your prodigious spirit. You are both an inspiration, lots of love and hugs from California.

    • Louise Zuk on April 20, 2020 at 9:37 pm

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    God Bless you and may you get stronger each day. Nice to see your smiling face…

    • Heidrun Kipp on April 20, 2020 at 9:50 pm

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    Hallo Carlos,it’s so good,you feel better.

    • Jenny on April 20, 2020 at 10:43 pm

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    So happy for your mend. Now as much porridge as you like . Love

    • Mary on April 20, 2020 at 11:21 pm

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    Carlos – so glad you are better, and continue to take it easy. Rest and eat well! Arne – take care, glad you have stayed healthy

    • Aurora Haydostian on April 20, 2020 at 11:34 pm

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    Dear Carlos and Arne
    I’m so glad to hear you are recovering! When I received the email that you were sick, not to worry, I was worried. I’ve been enjoying your videos so much in your beautiful home and all the fun things you share with us!
    Blessings to you both- I am an avid knitter
    Love and good wishes from California
    Aurora

    • Yvonne Klatt on April 20, 2020 at 11:48 pm

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    So very happy you are slowly recovering, please take care not to over do it. Your followers can keep busy with catching up on there projects as you recover completely
    Sending you all my best
    Yvonne

    • Kathy Woram on April 21, 2020 at 2:20 am

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    Happy to see you are getting better. Rest up and take care.
    Hugs from Canada

    • Betty Jackson on April 21, 2020 at 2:22 am

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    Glad You Are Doing Well. Take Care Of Yourself As You Recovery. Love Your Fliwer Throw. Love Betty–A Beginner Crocheter –know the basics stitches — Got to learn Other Stitches.

    • Janet on April 21, 2020 at 2:30 am

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    Thank God u r better I love ur work

    • Bonnie on April 21, 2020 at 3:35 am

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    I’ve been wondering about how you were coming along. I’m so happy for you and Arne that you are getting better. Here’s to better days for you.

    • Mary J on April 21, 2020 at 5:46 am

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    So sorry to hear of your illness Mary J

    • pilar on April 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm

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    So happy you are back,take good care of you, Carlos. I love your videos and posts

    • Catherine on April 21, 2020 at 4:51 pm

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    Contente que vous alliez mieux continuez à prédire soin de vous et à bientôt

    • Kathleen Randall on April 21, 2020 at 10:10 pm

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    Thank you for the update and will look forward to podcasts. Carlos will have a couple of reasons to celebrate on May 17th! Both of you take care.

    • jANICE lOVELAND on April 22, 2020 at 1:21 am

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    Thank you for the update. Glad you are on the mend. Take care of yourself

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    So glad you are better & back with us again, looking forward to Wednesday & your video

    • Jenn Biscardi on April 22, 2020 at 3:10 am

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    So happy to see Carlos on the road back into good health! I’m still doing my patches after a long day of working from home. I don’t think I could do a blanket though, no patience fo all the joining. 😀

    • marie-anne cochet on April 22, 2020 at 3:46 pm

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    Ravie de vous revoir, et de vous savoir sorti de cette terrible maladie. Je suis avec attention la reprise, vous verrez que nous avons été sages et avons bien travaillé en votre absence!

    • Kim Rouke on April 22, 2020 at 9:13 pm

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    I’m so happy that you are feeling better. My prayers are lifting to the heavens that you will be fully recovered soon.

    I am sticking with the pillows. I will never get 96 patches done. Can you tell us how to knit the back of the pillows? I don’t have a clue how to do it. Thanks.

    • Deb on April 22, 2020 at 11:35 pm

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    So thankful that you are both doing well and much better now. I was praying. I found an article on you in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2011, Collector’s Issue that I recently purchased from Lion Brand and was glad to see it. It was a back issue. Title was Deck the Halls. Have a great day/life.

    • Lois S. Levine-Elman on April 23, 2020 at 4:16 am

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    Hi: Just discovered your squares and am looking forward to listening to your Podcasts. I like to do double sided knitting. I have watched your YouTube tutorial and I realize that I use the slow technique.
    Carlos: I am sorry that you have been sick and hope that you will give yourself the needed time to recover. I am coping with the side effects of cancer treatment. I know what it feels like to be so tired that it is an unbelievable effort to move.
    I love looking at the pictures of both of you including photos of the new blanket you just designed. Thanks for brightening this difficult time of isolation. Lois Elman

    • Gabrielle Carter on April 23, 2020 at 8:56 am

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    Hope you are still recovering and resting as needed. Thank-you so much for doing the knit-a -long and sharing the patterns .
    It has been enjoyable and achievable even if some of us have done just a few squares for a scarf or cushion.
    For nearly everyone no matter the country the uncertainty and anxiety is difficult to deal with .Many like you have had to self-isolate in order to be safe and do the right thing. Look after yourselves and thank-you for all the joy the knitting has brought.
    In Australia the cold weather has just arrived …….

    • Ann Collins on April 23, 2020 at 12:35 pm

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    I am so pleased you are on the mend Carlos – I am sure Arne and Freya took great care of you! I am gradually knitting the squares and MUST learn to crochet. You are both shining lights. XXX

    • Karen Koziol on April 23, 2020 at 3:37 pm

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    What good teachers you are b/c by telling us about your experience we can learn so much.

    How nice to learn that you are on the mend. Good news is so welcome these days. Well done Carlos.

    The ongoing saga about porridge is something that keeps me “tuned in” so please don’t withhold any stories about the “drama”.
    ….which grain (oats? wheat? barley? corn? rice? millet?buckwheat?… triticale?– so many choices)
    ….or which toppings (brown sugar? maple syrup? fruit? peanut butter? Nutella? nuts? shredded coconut? molasses?)
    or which technique…

    Seriously, John, Alice and I are so grateful that you two do what you do and that you survived this
    COVID-19 nightmare. We remain at home, sheltering in our home in NY, and are sending you thoughts of healing and love. Karen Koziol RN

    • Lucille on April 23, 2020 at 6:52 pm

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    Hi Arne and Carlos. I have been watching your you tube shows for a few months and I enjoy them very much. I am so glad that you have recovered from the virus. Relax and regain your strength. Looking forward to watching your daily quarantine podcasts. I have not started the squares yet as I have too little yarn at the moment, and we are also lockdown here in south africa, but as soon as I can yet to my local yarn shop I am going to buy yarn. Thinking of making the pillow . Thank you for the lovely patterns.

    • Mariaelena Rayburn on April 23, 2020 at 8:44 pm

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    Glad to see you did get better, take it easy and get your energy back, love your Podcasts!!!!

    • Marie on April 27, 2020 at 2:33 pm

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    It is wonderful to see that you are in the mend. I have purchased the pattern for the Astrid crochet throw. I am very rusty in crochet techniques. It would be very nice to have a SLOW (Arne is so fast even when he tries to be slow!) demonstration of making a flower. Somehow my attempts always look different compared to the intended one! Thank you so much

    • Becky Wahl on April 30, 2020 at 10:04 pm

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    How about “Arne & Carlos United Together Podcast”

    • Carol Espinosa on May 2, 2020 at 2:13 am

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    I am glad you are getting better, but please take it slowly! Pushing too hard can cause serious setbacks.

    There is a supplement called Co-Q10 which helps your body rebuild its supply of ATP, a chemical released by your mitochondrial cells as the power for your muscles. It can help you recover stamina after being very sick. BUT please do your own research on it and ask your doctor.

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    Hi Arne and Carlos this is a lovely pattern to use up your stash and I’m enjoying making the flowers. Has anyone else commented on the joining pattern? The first round after the completed flower, to give the edging to the flower, is firstly quite difficult to understand and then very fiddly. Do you think you could do a podcast to show how you do it?

    • Lorna on May 6, 2020 at 11:17 pm

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    Dear Carlos- much love and many virtual hugs from NZ – busy knitting your sock yarn teddy bear for my great nephew. Love the colours and joy in your work. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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