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Sit and Knit for a Bit – Christmas Countdown. December 20. Advent.

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 20. Advent

Wishing everyone a happy fourth of Advent! Today’s Christmas Ball has four lit candles, one for joy, one for hope, one for longing and one for peace.

Please note that today’s Christmas Countdown video will be published immediately after our Third of Advent Special, at around 7:oo pm CET. We have also published our Sit and Knit For a Bit – Third of Advent Special here below, so you can enjoy that, and then keep scrolling to see the Christmas Countdown video 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

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

 

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    • Mary B on December 20, 2020 at 7:47 pm

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    I am pretty new to fairisle knitting and I learned today that trying to rip out fairisle knitting is not easy. I tried to correct my decrease stitches on ball number 7. It did not pull out or unknit very well. So I am starting over with #7. Is there a trick to this or is this to be expected when carrying yarn along the back?

    • JL on December 20, 2020 at 10:25 pm

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    My family has enjoyed Tom & Jerry hot drinks on Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. It is equal parts rum and brandy, Tom & Jerry Batter, and hot water. The ingredients are mixed together in a large mug and finished with nutmeg sprinkled on top. I like brandy so I do 3 parts brandy and 1 part rum. I buy Flaherty’s premade Tom & Jerry Batter but you can also make the batter from scratch.

    • Debbie S. on December 21, 2020 at 1:09 pm

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    Old Virginia Wassail
    8 cups (2 quarts) sweet apple cider
    2 cups orange juice
    1 cup lemon juice
    40 oz. pineapple juice
    1 stick whole cinnamon
    1 teaspoon whole cloves
    Sugar, or honey, to taste (try 1/2 cup)
    Combine ingredients and bring to a simmer. Serve hot. Can be put in a crock pot on low heat.
    From: Debbie in the state of North Carolina – USA

    • Debbie S. on December 21, 2020 at 1:15 pm

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    Also, where can I obtain the patterns for the 3 stockings you have hanging behind you? I liked that you mentioned them in this podcast. Debbie S. from the state of North Carolina USA

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