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4th of Advent Special: The ARNE & CARLOS End-of-Year Podcast.

Happy  fourth of advent! We are now in full Christmas mode and we have been busy all day, decorating the house and putting up our trees! Here are two photos for you to enjoy, taken 10 years apart, and featured in the original and now updated versions of our book “55 Christmas Balls to Knit”. How much have we aged?!?

For those who are wondering, our previous dog’s name was Lyda and she was a mix of Border Collie, Collie and Shetland Sheepdog. A true beauty who brought us much joy and lived to be 16.5 years old. She passed away in November 2011 and Freja was born in April 2012. Can you spot Freja in the second photo?

The ARNE & CARLOS End-of-Year Podcast

We recorded our End-of -Year Podcast, which will be the last episode in 2019,  a few days ago and we are really looking forward to sharing all the things we did this year with you! Check out our video below and make sure to catch the end of the podcast for more information about that special giveaway that we are doing with Prym. The winners will be randomly selected from across all our social media platforms and announced on December 24th.

As you can see from the video above, 2019 was a year of travelling for us. Especially fall was very busy as we travelled across the Atlantic in September, to tour the USA and Canada for 78 days! It was a wonderful tour and again, we’d like to thank everyone that made this possible and everyone who attended!

One of our favourite things we did this year were the knitting cruises on the Norwegian Coastal Express, which took place in March and early June respectively. It’s such a brilliant way to show people our country and teach them about our culture and everyone had so much fun doing our “Mystery Knit Along”. We were also happy to see that the non-knitting spouses were kept busy as well, either attending the lectures on local wildlife and ecosystems as well as Norwegian culture, which are offered onboard on a daily basis and are complimentary or joining the knitting group during our Knitting Café hours in the Panorama lounge to enjoy the stunning views from the floor to ceiling windows while reading a book or having a drink. It proves that we have a winning concept that caters to both knitters and non-knitters!

We are looking forward to doing knitting cruises in Norway in 2020! The March cruises are sold out and have a very long waiting list, but we still have some limited availability (4 spots) on our Classic Roundtrip which will take place in September 2020. September is a fantastic time of the year to visit Norway as the weather can still be very warm. There can also be sightings of the Aurora Borealis at that time of the year. Click here to sign up.

PS: If you are joining us on either one of our cruises in 2020, be warned that there is at least one highly specialised local yarn shop that sells premium yarns at every one of the 34 ports the boat docks at and most  grocery stores sell premium yarn in Norway! Compared to the USA, premium yarns in 100% natural materials are on average 20% – 30% cheaper in Norway than in the USA, so bring and extra suit case!

Looking forward to welcoming new groups of knitters in 2020!

IN OUR WEBSHOP THIS WEEK: We hope you enjoy knitting all our Christmas patterns, such as our 24 Christmas balls, SIA, the Christmas Star and our Christmas Stocking! We are now preparing new tutorials and new patterns that will be available in 2020!

Check out our webshop for loads of inspiring patterns and updates!

Holidays

It is now time to take a little break from the blog for holidays We will be back sometime in January, however, as always, we will continue to post videos on our YouTube channel every week, at our usual time: 6:00pm CET // 11:00 am CST, starting from January 5, 2020.

We’d like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support this year, it means so much to us to have such devoted fans and we can’t wait to share 2020 with you!

Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year!

All our love,

ARNE & CARLOS

 

 

 

 

 

    • Kerry on December 22, 2019 at 7:17 pm

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    Hello,

    Thank you for telling us about your visits to different regions. I listened while I knitted the “Snow Crystal” ball.

    For the giveaway: I like using Dpn needles size 2

    Merry Christmas!!

    KerryBeth

    • Bess Caldwell on December 22, 2019 at 7:27 pm

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    Hello (as always) Arne and Carlos,
    My favorite Prym needles are the double pointed needles – all sizes……they are so easy to handle the yarn while I am knitting. I enjoyed your broadcast today……..I just sat and knitted while watching your program – so delightful!

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Bess

    • Linda Wingard Bertolino on December 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm

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    God Jul & gods nytt ar

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    From this Norwegian knitter in Massachusetts!

    • Linda Bertolino on December 22, 2019 at 9:59 pm

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    As for the favorite Prym needles….I love the circulars in 16 & 32”. I have been knitting & donating knitted hats to women who have to have their heads shaved due to either brain surgeries or Cancer treatments. (I’ve been using yarn that’s bamboo, cotton & silk so it won’t hurt freshly shaven heads going through chemo/radiation etc..). I had a brain bleed 3 & 1/2 yrs ago myself, so this is my way of paying forward to those who helped me in the 2 weeks I was in Intensive Care, & also those who worked with me for 3 additional weeks at the rehab hospital. Although I have to say that one of my therapists told me that I may never knit again. I told her never to say those words to another Norwegian again. Aside from her everyone else that worked with me were fantastic! These needles are so easy to work with & I love the fact that the cord doesn’t tangle up while you’re working with them!

    • Patt Takeuchi on December 22, 2019 at 11:21 pm

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    I love prym needles. My most favorite one is a size 6, 16” circular. I make a lot of baby hats for charity so it’s my project I can stuff in my bag wherever I go. Even waiting 10min at the doctors office, I can knit a few rounds. I would love to try the double pointed needles because I just bought your small Christmas balls pattern.
    Thank you

    • Janice Petaja on December 23, 2019 at 2:27 am

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    I like Prim double point 3.5 mm.

    • Karen Spalink on December 23, 2019 at 3:20 am

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    Love Prym needles. You are both very talented and lovely gentlemen and my husband enjoy your programs immensely. Berry happy holidays to you both❤️🎄🎁

    • Anne Marie Barletta on December 23, 2019 at 3:24 am

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    I ordered 6mm circular needles online. They were sent to me from Romania. I love them but I can’t easily find the in the United States. They are so light and I love the tip. Funny in using the Schachenmayr Regia to knit a shawl! Happy Holidays to all. I loved my workshop in Boston with A & C!

    • Nancy Wagner on December 23, 2019 at 3:28 am

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    I wish I could tell you my favorite size Pryms but they are in a project that I seem to have misplaced somewhere in my workroom, but which I imagine will turn up before too long. They were dpn’s and not very thick, and I loved working with them! That little bulb at the end is so perfect for catching hold of reluctant fibers. And now you are making them in shorter lengths? Great!

    • Jennifer Barrett on December 23, 2019 at 3:30 am

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    I have never used Prym knitting needles, but I love circular needles and would be happy to give them a try. I want to try knitting socks and doing two at a time.

    • Karen Spalink on December 23, 2019 at 3:31 am

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    Merry Christmas 🎄 thank you for your wonderful videos and books❤️I love Prym needles because I have arthritis! The 8” long dpns in the smallest size for sock knitting and circulars in sizes 5&7 are probably what I use most. Also- Freya is adorable and her barking is no problem at all😊❤️

    • Liz on December 23, 2019 at 3:43 am

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    Hi – enjoyed your chat about your adventures. Makes me want to travel!

    I don’t have just one ‘favorite’ ……I like using thinner needles as I prefer working with fingering weight yarns…the ones I use most are sizes are from 1, 2, 3 and 4. I like both DPN’s, magic loop length cables and regular cables…..

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

    • MARTHIE HORN on December 23, 2019 at 3:53 am

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    THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVELY IDEAS OF 2019.
    MUCH APPRECIATED ALL OVER CANADA….

    • Carmen G on December 23, 2019 at 4:00 am

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    I love 3 mm dp’s! Feliz Año Nuevo y grácias por todo. Your creativity and joy are inspiring in these tough times.

    • Margaret Sweeney on December 23, 2019 at 4:12 am

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    Love my Prym Ergonomic circulars. Wish I had a source here in the states besides Amazon. I look forward to seeing you each Sunday. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to both of you.

    • Karen Collins on December 23, 2019 at 4:23 am

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    Hi– I have never even seen Prym needles— it sounds like I am missing out on some quality tools. I use circulars often and ususally a US 2 or 3. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Dana on December 23, 2019 at 4:47 am

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    You guys just make me feel happy!
    Happy holidays and enjoy the break!
    Dana

    • Lori B on December 23, 2019 at 4:58 am

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    I love Prym dpn’s size 2 and need 5 if they make them. I have only been using them a few months per your recommendations and found them at Joann Fabrics. I love learning about Norwegian culture. Apparently I am 6% Norwegian according to ancestry.com😄

    • Barbara Molenda on December 23, 2019 at 5:05 am

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    I have prym needles in sizes 6 us and 4 circular also 4 US in straight needles really good for rib and hems. I have had them for about six months and find them light and comfortable and those points 99% eliminate split yarn problems. I love and treasure them, They are really good for arthritic fingers too:-)
    Happy Christmas to the whole Arne and Carlos fan group. and a kiss for dear little Freya from Barb in Melb See you in march on the Sydney / New Zealand cruise.

    • Margaret Lawrence on December 23, 2019 at 5:10 am

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    Merry Christmas to Arne n Carlos n Prym, I live in Victoria, Australia and I have not had the opportunity to buy Prym DPNs. I knit mostly for Barbie n Ken Dolls and the most used needle sizes are 2.25 n 3 mm.
    Prym Needles would make handling the fine yarns much easier.
    Thanks for a great presentation today.

    • Joan Geppert on December 23, 2019 at 6:13 am

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    Hi from Vancouver Canada. I bought the Prym needles to learn to knit the Norwegian way when you visited Vancouver in November. I have tried both the double points and the circular using them for sock knitting and a cowl. They are very comfortable to use and I like the 8” length for the double points, and the non memory cable on the circulars. If I am one of the lucky winners please send me the 2.25 mm or 2.5 mm 8” double points. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    • Jaye Lacerte on December 23, 2019 at 6:48 am

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    Hi Arne and Carlos. Since I’m a worsted weight, stranded colourwork, hat knitter (I donate hundreds to charity for homeless LGBT youth) my go to size is US 6 and 8. I have never used Prym needles. I have your Favourites Book and have made many items and hope to make many more. My favorite so far was the Norwegian scarf. That was a huge project for me and was donated to a local youth shelter for auction. I was happy that it raised money for the charity and also that the winner was a knitter too. So they knew how much work it was! Next project will be a sock yarn, Teddy Bear for my new nephew! Merry Christmas from Ann Arbor Michigan. Go Blue!

    • Miriam Malenius on December 23, 2019 at 6:53 am

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    I ordered a 5mm, 80cm circular needle to make
    a boomerang scarf. Very comfortable needles to create with. I enjoyed meeting Arne and Carlos in St. Paul,MN in November 2018, a highlight of my year.

    • Quinna on December 23, 2019 at 7:09 am

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    I like the size 2 needles!

    • Diana on December 23, 2019 at 7:11 am

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    Thank you for a great post and I love dpn’s in most sizes, especially for sock knitting. Yo Ho Ho

    • Fabiana on December 23, 2019 at 7:40 am

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    En primer lugar mi agradecimiento por compartir toda su enseñanza, me encantan, desearles unas felices fiestas y un comienzo de año lleno de proyectos y muchas salud, y por último un deseo, yo no hablo inglés y me vuelvo loca para traducir todooooo lo que ustedes publican, por favor 2020 algo en español aunque más no sea los patrones, jajajaja un abrazo yo quiero ser como ustedes

    • Lesley Jones on December 23, 2019 at 7:53 am

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    To dear Arne and Carlos, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you both and Freya. Australia is not a huge knitting country so thank you so much for your help, picture s and videos, everything!! Makes me feel we are friends. I am a mad knitter and crocheter, start and finish every day with it. Take care, from Lesley and rescue cat KitKat.

    • Torunn Søderberg on December 23, 2019 at 8:05 am

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    Jeg liker best prym rundpinner nr. 3,5-4.
    God jul til dere fra Drammen 😁🎄

    • Karen Müller on December 23, 2019 at 8:29 am

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    I also wish everybody a very merry christmas und happy healthy new year.

    My favourite needles are the double pointed needles to knit socks.

    • Maj-Brit Mansson-Brown on December 23, 2019 at 10:36 am

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    Just been watching your delightful podcast.
    ønsker dere en God Jul og et godt Nyttår.

    I am always knitting socks when watching TV. My preferded needles are double pointed size 3.

    Tusen takk

    Maj-Brit

    • Petra on December 23, 2019 at 11:12 am

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    I Love Freija i mis her I love annimals and you to.

    Alife witout annimals is cold.

    Ik hou van alle dieren. Thanks voor het delen van jully leven .
    Noflike Krystdagen en Gelokkig Nijjier.

    • Jean Mosley on December 23, 2019 at 11:59 am

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    Prym Ergonomics look great, as I have not yet tried any Prym needles and would love to try DPNS
    Happy Christmas Arne and Carlos.
    Jean
    xx

    • Sue.Davison on December 23, 2019 at 12:13 pm

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    I have to admit I have never tried Prym needles but I would love to. The ergonomic seem like an extremely good idea, especially for my older fingers that don’t work as well as they did..Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year xx

    • Petra on December 23, 2019 at 12:44 pm

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    Hai Arne en Carlos .

    Ik wil nog een keer reageren op onkruid .
    Onkruid bestaat niet , dat zijn planten .
    Je kunt ze zelfs eten . Hoe mooi is dat.
    Niet alles is eetbaar maar toch .
    We moeten met zijn allen af van het idee dat onkruid niet gewenst is.
    Ik doe al 40 jaar aan niet gif gebruik in mijn tuin.zolang ik een tuin heb.
    Mijn moeder wilde al niet dat mijn vader de groenten tuin besproeide.
    Zij haalde de rupsen met de hand van de plant.Toen al .
    Ik ben nu 62 jaar en ik hou van de natuur met al zijn facetten.

    Als iedereen beter zijn best zou doen kan de Wereld ( misschien ) nog wel gered worden.
    een protte leafs ut Fryslan.

    • Randi Skjelbreia-Gheen on December 23, 2019 at 12:51 pm

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    Merry Christmas… Happy New Year
    Thank you for the fun podcast
    I was so happy to meet you during that tour.

    Thank you also for introducing me to the Prym needles… I used the crochet hook for the blanket and bought the circulars with are my favorite since I am more of a knitter . I’m looking forward to trying those double points!…

    • Mary Howard on December 23, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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    Would love to try Prym; have read about their ergonomic properties but have not found them !

    • Laverne Garwood on December 23, 2019 at 1:27 pm

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    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas season. You bring so much joy to others. Thank you so much.

    • claudia Larsen on December 23, 2019 at 2:36 pm

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    I live in the united states, so it is hard to get the brands you use. I love your knit and crochet garden book. I like the 5″ bamboo needle double point, and circular needles . sizes 3 and 5. I finished the Christmas star for the top of my Christmas tree. Bunny, bee man, mouse , and Hippie live among my books, knitting and reading, on the bookshelf. You are very talented men. Merry Christmas and a very Happy new year.

    • Sharon on December 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm

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    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I enjoy your books and also your podcasts. I enjoy seeing Freia and hearing her. Please don’t stop having her around. Thankyou.

    • louise arsenault on December 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm

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    Loved your end-of-year podcast. It reminded me seeing you in Orléans. Good memories! I’m knitting one of the rarest Christmas ball I haven’t knitted yet: the pig with a heart. Wish you a happy Christmas time, health, harmony and happiness. Every time I look at your podcasts, it is almost like if I was there with you. You bring so much warmth and closeness. Bye-bye from Québec City, with ice rain coming.

    • Brenda Irivne on December 23, 2019 at 4:23 pm

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    Hi from Scotland!

    I love watching your YouTube channel. I have enjoyed knitting your easiest sock(s) in the world, the twinned knitting, many Christmas balls and my husband has, for the last couple of years, made the most delicious fruit vinegars from your recipe. Bramble is a favorite.
    At last we are taking a cruise with Hurtigruten up the coast of Norway next May 2020 but I would really like to be on one of your knitting cruises……..another time, maybe.

    On your recommendation, I bought the PRYM double pointed needles in 3 different sizes, 3mm,3.5mm,4mm, and I do enjoy using them. They’re light and the blunted points save wear and tear on the fingers

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Cheers!

    • Pam on December 23, 2019 at 4:25 pm

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    I have never used Prym needles. I saw them for the first time at your workshops in Rockville, MD. Thank you for all your inspiration. Wishing you a fantastic holiday and new year.

    • Kelle Merritt on December 23, 2019 at 4:35 pm

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    Merry Christmas to both of you. May the season bring you as much joy as you bring to all of us.

    • Kim Clark on December 23, 2019 at 4:45 pm

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    It was a pleasure meeting you at 2 of your workshops in Vancouver. I am still knitting the Norwegian way!!

    I love all the Prym needles, the circulars size 5mm are my favourite.

    • Chris on December 23, 2019 at 5:12 pm

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    I have been knitting your knitted birds all year so I think of you often. Thank you for all your inspiration. I didn’t get to the Xmas stocking or ornaments this year but they are on my list.

    Happy Holiday

    • Charlene Bilodeau on December 23, 2019 at 6:17 pm

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    I like to use the double point needles when I knit socks! In smaller sizes.

    • Savitri Palani on December 23, 2019 at 6:37 pm

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    I used Prym Double Pointed Needles 3,0 mm/20cm for the first time to knit a hat. Love them!

    • Wil Donselaar-Bosma on December 23, 2019 at 6:53 pm

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    I enjoyed your last vlog. By times it gave me a big laugh. For the giveaway, i like knitting with Prym dpn 2,5.
    Good health, Merry Xmas and a Good 2020!
    From, Wil.

    • Kate Reif in upstate New York on December 23, 2019 at 7:37 pm

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    My favorite Prym needles are the double points – especially size 7 for hats.
    Unfortunately, I broke one of my circular Prym needles – perhaps because I knit Irish cottage style and put too much pressure in the area that broke.

    • Karen on December 23, 2019 at 8:29 pm

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    Dearest Arne & Carlos,

    My favorite Prym needles so far are the 3mm double pointed. I attended your sock workshop in Los Altos and that is where I was introduced to Prym needles and am now at a point that I only want to use Prym needles.

    Thank you to you both, Karen

    PS So happy the convertible worked out for you in southern California!!!!!

    • Karen on December 23, 2019 at 8:30 pm

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    Dearest Arne & Carlos, My favorite Prym needles so far are the 3mm double pointed. I attended your sock workshop in Los Altos and that is where I was introduced to Prym needles and am now at a point that I only want to use Prym needles. Thank you to you both, Karen PS So happy the convertible worked out for you in southern California!!!!!

    • Anne Patton on December 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm

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    Thank you so much. I like the size 6, 16 inch.

    • Karen on December 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm

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    Dearest Arne & Carlos, Thank you to you both. My favorite Prym needles so far are the 3mm double pointed. I attended your sock workshop in Los Altos and that is where I was introduced to Prym needles and am now at a point that I only want to use Prym needles. Thank you again, Karen PS So happy the convertible worked out for you in southern California!!!!!

    • Susanna on December 23, 2019 at 9:35 pm

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    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you Both!
    Hope to join you on one of your cruises, one day soon!
    X

    • Toni Schmitz on December 23, 2019 at 9:40 pm

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    Thank you both for the enjoyable narration of your travels. I am using dp Prim needles #3mm.Love them, would enjoy the shorter version.
    Toni Schmitz

    • Barbara Rechtfertig on December 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

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    I met you briefly in Los Altos Hills and thoroughly enjoyed your talk. I live pretty far away in Northern CA- almost to Lake Tahoe; so I traveled quite a way to see you. I had a terrible time trying to find the “cabin” where the lecture was, but finally made it. I got very lost leaving the event and it was pitch black outside with very few lights in the country. I wasn’t driving all the way home that night, but staying with a friend. Things went downhill from then on, and I actually rode home in the cabin of a very nice tow truck- pulling my car. It was dark again, 24 hours later when we pulled up to my house. It ended up being a very expensive trip, but still worth it to meet you.
    I like the size 2 (US) double point needles.
    Barb in CA

    • patty-anne Lea on December 23, 2019 at 10:11 pm

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    I think Arne would shop for doll house stuff. Some fabric, and some books.

    • janet beck on December 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

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    My favorite Prym needles are the double pointed needles. I really, really, really love knitting with them.

    • Joan Camburn on December 23, 2019 at 10:57 pm

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    Merry Christmas. U bring such joy . Just learned how to knit the easiest sock & enjoyed doing it very much. Thank u. I have not used prom needles so hope I win😂.

    • patty-anne Lea on December 23, 2019 at 11:16 pm

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    I would love some short needles. I use 3.5 as I do socks . Haring arthritis, the shorter needles would be great.
    When you make the cough represent, instead of nutmeg, add a tiny pinch of cyanne pepper.

    Before he goes to bed, mix 1/4 c hot water. 1 TBSL honey and a third if a banana, mix it up roughly and have him eat it slowly It breaks up the flem in the chest

    • Kathy on December 23, 2019 at 11:52 pm

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    I accidentally found you late in 2019 on YouTube and have thoroughly enjoyed learning your knitting techniques and endearing traditions. Your pleasant demeanor and low key knitting approaches have sparked my desire to learn 2-color knitting and purchased one of your hat patterns to try. I especially liked the sweater knit using the layered colorwork technique and the discussion about color dominance! How liberating that was!
    Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    • Kaitie Kramer on December 24, 2019 at 3:00 am

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    Hi guys!
    Miss you so much! I loved reminiscing about all of this year’s adventures, and I feel so lucky that we got to join you for a few. Looking forward to our next rendezvous! God Jul!

      • Kaitie Kramer on December 24, 2019 at 3:09 am

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      Oh! And my favorite Prym needles are the Circs we used to make the cowl on the Northern Lights trip in March. 😉 I think they were US 10, 24 inches.
      Love you!

    • Patti Ham on December 24, 2019 at 6:15 am

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    I had the absolute pleasure of meeting you both in St Thomas Canada and showed you some photos on my phone of my Mum’s knitted creations from when I was a little girl. I was wearing a vintage sweater in dark red with hanging grapes knitted into it. I had found it in a store over 10 years ago. Such a highlight of my year to meet you both. My favourite Prym needles are in the round only because at this time I do not own any others. Big hugs and Merry Christmas. Patti

    • Alicia Watts on December 24, 2019 at 12:19 pm

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    Arne and Carlos, I really enjoyed hearing about your American trip. I was surprised to learn that you visited Freeport, Maine (my son works in that town) and Camden, Maine! I live right across the bay from Camden on an island called Vinalhaven where lobstering is one of the main occupations.

    I am unfamiliar with Prym needles but the tips look interesting and I will look for them. I have just begun to learn how to knit socks and have been using 2.5 needles.

    Thank you for all your instructive videos.

    • Karen Koziol on December 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm

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    I learned so much when knitting with Arne and Carlos. In November we made it a family affair when my husband came to the workshop along with my daughter. I think the Prym DPNs would be my first choice. My husband John seems to like the DPNs too, while Alice has a project going on circular needles. We’ve finished our hats just in time for the cold NY weather.

    • Rosalyn Schultze on December 24, 2019 at 4:58 pm

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    Although I love using all Prym needles, my preferred Prym DPN’s are size 3. Thank you for your wonderful videos, you are both very entertaining and I enjoyed the stories about your travels. I have several of your books and they are treasures!

    • Ann on December 24, 2019 at 5:33 pm

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    Merry Christmas!! Wishing you health and wealth in 2020!

    (I always like double point needles for socks. I lose needles on planes, traveling, in my house, etc. so I’m always in need of replacement, for instance, Prym double points!)

    Best,

    Ann

    • Annie B. on December 24, 2019 at 6:18 pm

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    I do love my Prym needles, I have two sets of size 7 DPN’s, one short, one long, for making hats and mittens. My mother’s grandparents came from Norway in the 1870’s to Wisconsin (USA), and they were farmers, and skilled with craft and hand work. I so enjoy hearing the familiar cadence in Arne’s English-speaking, and it makes me smile to think that, a couple more grand-parents back, perhaps someone from Arne’s family made lefse with someone from mine.

    You would like our outdoor decoration; this year we turned a tomato cage upside down, and put lights on it, and a star on top. It looks good.

    We decorated yesterday, today we bake , tomorrow we have Christmas. And the next day, we find the Advent candles from two years ago.

    Thanks for sharing your stories, and your memories. Here’s to a bright New Year!

    • Bonbon on December 24, 2019 at 8:34 pm

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    Hello, Arne and Carlos, and I hope you get well for Christmas so you can go skiing. I enjoy your videos very much and look forward to every one. I purchased some straight Pryms to knit the Tove sweater with Rowan’s green tweed and the poppy. Beautiful colors together, I hope they are not blinding from a distance. I would like to try their double pointed with fine yarn hoping the rounded point helps from poking a hole in the end of my finger.
    I made 6 Christmas balls this past two weeks and you are right it’s hard to not start right up with the next one as soon as it’s finished.
    Oh, and if you don’t mind drinking alcohol a shot of Benedictine is very good for a cough.

    • Cindy W on December 25, 2019 at 2:10 am

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    I love the one pair of Prym needles that I purchased at Hobby Lobby in Georgia, USA. Wish we had more of their products available over here.

    • sandrahawksworth@gmail.com on December 25, 2019 at 11:44 pm

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    Hope you get better soon Arne and you both have a wonderful christmas.

    Best wishes to you both.

    Sandra

    • Therese Cartier on December 26, 2019 at 12:25 am

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    I prefer “double pointed needles” and for sure, I would like to try your Regia wool: I never knit this kind of wool…
    So thank you and have a Merry Christmas both of you!

    • Ingrid Barrett on December 26, 2019 at 5:56 pm

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    God Jul og alt godt for 2020, og lykke til med alt dere gjør.
    Ønsker dere nå får en flott lat ferie med mye søvn, frisk luft, god mat og gode skiturer i det fine føret.
    Lots of love,
    Ingrid B, Hov

    • Susanne K. Møller on December 26, 2019 at 9:14 pm

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    My christmas visitors have left, and most of the mess cleared away, – ohhh, the joy to sit quietly knitting and watching Arne&Carlos !!!!!
    Thankyou very, very much for letting us into your beautyful home, showing beautyful photos ( Yes, the Arne/Freya-photo is sensational !) and telling us of some of your wonderful and unusual life !

    I hope that by now you have also had a merry christmas, and I wish you a happy new year !

    Poor Arne ! Flying across The Pond with a bad cold is extremely unpleasant and can hurt something terrible in your ears and sinusses. Good to see you smile, though. Hair and all LOL

    Also good to hear that Freya has good babysitters.
    But I bet 99 % us us fans love to see/hear her and do not mind if she barks, – the few who do not like it, really do not deserve to “visit” you !!! 😉
    I always say that my dogs live here, and those who can’t take it, might just stay away.

    Apart from that : What beautyful sweaters, and great to hear that your famous julekugler still bring joy to more and more people.

    I look forward to see the rest of your video, now my dogs want their good-night walk 🙂

    • Bonnie on December 27, 2019 at 4:55 am

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    Hello Arne and Carlos, Merry Christmas Love watching your YouTube channel. I like the double pointed needles and would love to make a pair of socks with the Regia 🧶 yarn.
    Happy Knitting
    Bonnie

    • Elaine Rodman on December 27, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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    Hi Arne & Carlos,
    met you in Vail with 2 pairs of the mittens I knitted from knitstars!
    Wishing you all well wishes and even though I’m a couple days late, Merry Christmas. Your trip sounds amazing and I will visit some of the yarn shops mentioned especially around the east coast of the US! I don’t know how you maintained your energy. Thank you for sharing! Just finished your last video and my favorite Pryms are the double points 4US you gave us to try working our cuffs. Actually these are the only Pryms I have at the time and a great needle. Love the YouTube videos and Happy New Year.

    Be well,
    Elaine R.

    • Mary on December 27, 2019 at 2:35 pm

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    Carlos & Arne greetings from the Emerald Isle 🇮🇪💚
    I love the Prym needles. I would love to have the whole range but have purchased a few sizes in straight needles and the 4mm circular. The circular is my favourite. I usually knit cardigans for the preemie babies at our local hospital and hats for the homeless. The circular needles do not tangle like other circulars, they are white so easy on the eye with darker coloured yarn, the rounded tip do not hurt my finger when knitting and I find them easier to hold. Looking forward to trying out the crochet hook at some stage.
    Thank you for all the update throughout the year. I usually pop my headphones on and write “Do not disturb” so I am left in peace. A must when you are a family of six.
    Happy New Year to You and Yours ! xx

    • Pamela Jones on December 27, 2019 at 10:58 pm

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    I have not seen Prym needles in my local yarn stores here in New England. I will try looking them up on line. Love your podcast!

    • Sandra M on December 28, 2019 at 2:53 am

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    Hi Arne and Carlos,
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Arne is feeling much better. I’m trying to recover from a terrible cold myself.
    I really enjoyed the podcast and I missed Freya too.
    I’m so happy to have come across your YouTube videos for the first time this month. I’m learning from you how to knit the Norwegian way. Very exciting!
    Have a happy and healthy New Year!!!
    Greetings from New York.
    Sandra M

    • Julia on December 29, 2019 at 8:17 pm

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    What a good dog you had. I shed a tear, because it was similar in my life.
    Congratulations on the holidays, health and good to you and Freya.

    • Taryn Sargent on January 2, 2020 at 7:14 pm

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    Hello Carlos, Arne and Freia!
    Thank you for your wonderful videos, they are the quickest tools to lower my blood pressure. You have become my comic Mr. Rogers show. I have even programmed my Google Home Nest Hub to pull up your videos every time I say, “Okay Google, I need my knitting friends.”
    Keep on with your recipes, podcasts, patterns and crafts. I think you both always look TOTES FAB, so please disregard all those who wonder if you’re sick, etc. Boo.
    All my best wishes for you all in 2020- thanks again!
    Taryn

    • Veronique V on January 12, 2020 at 4:08 pm

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    Hope to see you one day in Montreal, today it’s ice rain, thinking of us, terrible ! And I’m french it’s not usual for me like for canadians, I don’t like that same if it’s beautiful. I missed you in Ottawa but I was not sure for the weather…

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