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Sit and Knit for a Bit – Christmas Countdown. December 3. Mutton

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 3. Mutton

According to Norwegian traditions, tomorrow is the day when you need to card and spin all your wool so you can start knitting and weaving all the things you need to get ready for Christmas. This Christmas Ball is dedicated to all spinners and sheep-lovers out there!

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

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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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Enjoy!

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    • Carol on December 3, 2020 at 7:26 pm

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    but won’t the sheep be cold after being sheared in winter?! brrrr.

      • Gill on December 3, 2020 at 10:55 pm

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      I suspect they were being slaughtered as well….

    • Beth on December 3, 2020 at 8:05 pm

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    Such a touching story, Carlos. Thank you for sharing. I knit for many friends and family at Christmas. I love doing it and hope that they appreciate and love the items as much as I them.
    Thank you again for these posts – I love every minute of them!

    • JL on December 3, 2020 at 9:19 pm

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    Podcast was a nice respite from a challenging day. I am making colorwork hats (using A&C patterns) for friends Christmas presents. So much fun…

    • Lynda on December 4, 2020 at 1:49 am

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    Thank you for these daily advent podcasts. I really look forward to them each day. The stories and general banter between the two of you is so enjoyable. I had to chuckle today, Carlos, when I heard you name today’s Christmas ball “mutton”. In (American) English it refers specifically to the meat of a sheep (older than one year) as opposed to lamb which can be either the animal (a sheep younger than one year) or the meat of the same. Perhaps the word mutton is used differently in other parts of the world? I’m not sure but in any case your Mutton Christmas Ball for day 3 of Advent is very sweet and looks very much “alive”! Thank you, Lynda

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