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Sit and Knit for a Bit – Christmas Countdown. December 16. Acanthus

Thanks for joining our 2020 Christmas Ball Advent Calendar. We are so happy that you are here!

We post a video and reveal a new knitted Christmas ball every day until December 24th, 2020.

 

December 16. Acanthus

Today’s Christmas Ball is inspired by traditional Norwegian folk art and the stylised floral designs used in Rosemaling⁠ (Rose Painting) and Treskjæring (Woodcarving).

See the video below and enjoy today’s photo. If you don’t have the advent calendar but would like to join in all the fun, click here or click on the image below.

 

 

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A chance to win an exclusive prize!

Take photos of the Christmas balls that you knit from our 2020 Advent Calendar, post them on Instagram and hashtag them with #arnecarlos and #sitandknitforabit. By doing that, you will be eligible to win a fabulous prize consisting of an exclusive ARNE & CARLOS project bag, one of our books personally dedicated and signed by us as well as a bunch of Prym Ergonomic Needles and hooks! We will select 2 lucky winners and announce them in early January. Good Luck!

 

Contest Information:

1. Tag your images on Instagram with #sitandknitforabit and #arnecarlos, and we will select two winners. Both tags must be used per image to enter the competition.

2. Only images of the Christmas Balls from the 2020 Advent Calendar will be considered. Images of other Christmas Ball designs, including balls from our book “55 Christmas Balls to Knit”, the mini-balls from our webshop or self-designed balls will not be considered.

3. As long as you are knitting the balls from the 2020 Advent Calendar, you may use any other colours than the ones we have used. Just be as creative as you like in your colour choices!

4. The photos must be posted and tagged on December 1st and until December 31st, 2020. Images posted before or after these dates will not be accepted.

5. The more images you post and tag during the above-mentioned dates, the more entries you have, the better the chances are to win!

6. The winners will not be selected randomly. Instead, we will select our two favourite photos based on the quality of the image and the creativity of the setting and staging.

7. We will ship the prize anywhere in the world, so everyone is eligible to enter this contest.

8. The two lucky winners will be announced at the beginning of January 2021. The prizes will ship sometime in the middle or end of January 2021.

 

This competition is brought to you in collaboration with PRYM. Check out PRYM Ergonomic Needles and Hooks here:

PRYM NORTH AMERICA

PRYM EUROPE / INTERNATIONAL

PRYM GERMANY

And here are some links for the Carbon needles, which, unfortunately, are currently not available in the USA:

EUROPE / INTERNATIONAL 

GERMANY 

 

And last but not least, here is the tutorial for our mini Christmas Balls, which is the same principle as these Christmas Balls:

 

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Enjoy!

ARNE & CARLOS

    • JL on December 16, 2020 at 5:34 pm

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    I absolutely love these daily podcasts! I am learning so much about my Norwegian heritage and their traditions. I have been inspired and just finished 2 colorwork hats for Christmas gifts. Thank you for bringing so much joy into the world!

    • Ada Turner on December 16, 2020 at 5:52 pm

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    So enjoying your Christmas Podcasts as well as your YouTube channel in general.

    Each episode is warm and welcoming, and I sign off with a smile.

    Texas Christmas cheer to you!
    Ada Turner

    • Jutta M on December 16, 2020 at 6:33 pm

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    Sorry not finding your video today.

    • Jean on December 16, 2020 at 9:04 pm

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    No video for Dec 16?

    • Debbie on December 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm

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    Can’t find the video for Dec 16.

    • Dee on December 17, 2020 at 6:14 pm

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    Thank you so much for your podcasts. I only discovered them a few weeks ago and have probably set a record for binge watching them. I have so much to say, but will limit it to saying that I have also made Rosette cookies at Christmas for years; remember large Christmas Lutefisk community suppers and Lefsa from my childhood; drove a used baby blue beetle in the early 70’s (gas gage did not work); and I would some day like to find out more about my Norwegian ancestry (great great grandfather came to Alberta, Canada in 1895 at age 41 from Oslo via Minnesota); and I love to garden. To sum up, Arne and Carlos, everything you talk about interests me and is so informative.

    This month, I’m knitting socks and balls for Christmas gifts. Your daily podcasts make me smile all day even with all the difficulties we are all experiencing. Thank you!

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