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Recovery update and information about our summer schedule on YouTube.

Greetings from Norway!

We have been spending time resting and recovering from Post Viral Syndrome in one of the most beautiful places in the world: the stunning Lofoten islands in Northern Norway, located beyond the Arctic circle, in the land of the midnight sun. Lofoten has always been a special place for us, and it was wonderful to come here to relax and recuperate after a very tough spring when we both got sick with Coronavirus and Carlos became critically ill. 

We drove our VW Beetle from 1968 to Lofoten and we love taking photos of her with the stunning mountains as a backdrop. Click to enlarge.

In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful places in Norway and in the whole world! So we keep coming back again and again! Click to enlarge

Regardless of the weather, the light is stunning in Lofoten. This photo was taken in Reine just after midnight. Click to enlarge.

For many, it’s hard to believe that this beach is located north of the Arctic circle! But thanks to the Gulf stream, the climate in Lofoten is mild all year round and there isn’t much snow in winter. Click to enlarge.

Hanging out in Å, Lofoten. The red cottages behind us are traditional fishermen cottages, called “Rorbu” in Norwegian. Click to enlarge.

 

We have also spent a lot of our time during the past three months outdoors in our garden, working with our hands, experiencing many good moments and enjoying a typical Norwegian pre-summer. Recovering after getting Covid-19 at the end of March has been hard for Carlos, but finally, after three months of struggles, he is now almost back to his old self again! This means that he will hopefully get back to work full time in September. As of July 1st, Carlos is on 80% on sick leave and working about 20% as he is not yet fully recovered and still has problems with his concentration and short term memory. I have been doing very well all this time, as I wasn’t affected as hard as Carlos was and by the way, a blood test confirmed one month ago that I was indeed infected by the virus in March even if I, at that time, tested negative.

Anyway, we are glad to put all of this behind us now, and we are both looking forward to a lovely summer followed by an exciting autumn season on our YouTube channel!

  

 

This week on our channel, we hope you will enjoy this short summer greeting recorded recently in beautiful Hov Gård, located on Gimsøya island, in Lofoten, Norway. We spent a fantastic evening riding on the beach and then enjoyed watching the midnight sun never set under the horizon. Being able to ride horses is very therapeutic and a HUGE victory for Carlos, as one of the things he has struggled with the most after getting Covid-19 in March was his balance. Check out our video below and keep scrolling down for information about our summer schedule on YouTube.

 

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Information about our Schedule on YouTube in July

As many of you know, all the videos we have been showing on Sundays were pre-recorded in January, before Covid-19 came to Europe. We are now in a situation where we have run out of pre-recorded videos, and because of Carlos’ long-lasting illness, we have not been able to record new episodes at all during this spring. So, starting on July 12th, we will be publishing reruns of some of our favourite videos for a few weeks. To update them a bit, we have added new commentary to the videos we plan on rerunning, which we recorded here in Lofoten.

We will be back stronger than ever in August and September!

Now, the good news is that we have scheduled a new recording session with Erik, Anna and PJ to start filming new videos! So, starting in early August, we will be back with brand new material and Sunday episodes for you to enjoy and we also have some big surprises planned on our channel as soon as we are back!! We also plan on starting up our quarantine podcast again in September, this time, as a weekly podcast with a brand new name! This new weekly podcast will be published on Wednesdays and will be in addition to our regular Sunday sessions, which means you will get a double-dose of us every single week this autumn! Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements; we can’t wait to be back again!

Our webshop doesn’t take any holidays and is open 24/7, Click here for some great knitting and crochet patterns!

Please continue staying safe, make sure to social distance, wash your hands often and follow your health authorities’ guidelines, whatever it may be. We’d like you to know that even though we are both immune to the virus at the moment, we are still being responsible and consistently follow the Norwegian government’s guidelines and rules and will continue to do so for as long as it takes, in order to protect others from the virus.

We wish everyone a wonderful summer, we can’t wait to see you again in August!

Hugs from

ARNE & CARLOS

 

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    • Susan grohn on July 5, 2020 at 5:18 pm

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    I’m so glad things are looking up! Don’t rush yourselves.

      • Mary Coffey on July 5, 2020 at 7:56 pm

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      Carlos, happy and thankful to hear you are feeling better and that you, Arne, are continuing to be well!! Your vacation spot is magnificently beautiful. LookIng forward to your new videos.
      Best wishes, Mary

    • Karen on July 5, 2020 at 5:21 pm

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    Thank you so much for keeping us informed. I was concerned. I’m so glad that there is progress each day in Carlos’ health. Remember it is not a race! Both of you continue to stay healthy. You never know how many people you touch. A warm thank you.

    • Donna Nahajlo on July 5, 2020 at 5:28 pm

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    So happy to hear Carlos and Arne are doing so much better and you guys doing what you love. Stay positive and take it day by day and keep getting better we will be hear waiting to see what the fall will bring.

    • Ann K. on July 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm

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    It is wonderful to hear that Carlos is continuing to gain strength and heal. Being in a beautiful place surely helps! Now is the time to focus on our health and well-being.

    • Pat Brisson on July 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm

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    So glad Carlos is recovering and you also Arne, was worried about Carlos as he was terribly sick.. Stay healthy and take as long as it takes to get better, I am good at watching reruns. Hugs to you both and stay safe.

    • Louise Rathswohl on July 5, 2020 at 5:36 pm

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    Good news, good scenery, and good wishes for continued recovery!

    • anne lokken on July 5, 2020 at 5:38 pm

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    Happy to see you both looking so well and enjoying yourself! Love to hear you laugh!! Lofoten in on my bucket list so one day I will be there for sure! xoxo

    • Genevieve on July 5, 2020 at 6:02 pm

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    Thank you both for posting an update on your health. For me, as for the luckier among us, you were the people I “knew” best who were going through the virus in front of my eyes! My little 9-block pillow top is gong to have such memories for me of those first, scary months of lock-down. Bless you both! Looking forward to new posts in August. Meanwhile, I’m casting on for a child’s version of the sweater Carlos was wearing on horseback.

    • Veronica Fowlie on July 5, 2020 at 6:09 pm

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    Have a wonderful holiday…..you both deserve it. Xx 🤗

    • Elaine on July 5, 2020 at 6:29 pm

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    Thank goodness, I was worried about you guys. Get well and rest up. I’ll be looking forward to your future content :).

    • Caroline on July 5, 2020 at 6:36 pm

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    Fabulous photos and great to hear you are on the way to full recovery x

    • Toni Vernon on July 5, 2020 at 6:40 pm

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    I am glad to hear that you are both healing and getting stronger. You keep us centered with your gifts of knitting, crochet, patterns, as well as your garden and other talents. I am looking forward to seeing you both in August. Have a most blessed summer.

    • Catherine Khalili on July 5, 2020 at 6:43 pm

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    Thank you so much for letting us know how you are.
    Hopefully things will continue to keep looking up, up, up! ❤️❤️❤️

    • Kristine on July 5, 2020 at 6:49 pm

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    I’m so happy to hear that things are improving. Take your time and enjoy your relaxing time away.

    • Heidi Shaw on July 5, 2020 at 6:59 pm

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    So glad to see you two enjoying life again!!!!

    • Barbara Skadden Sutton on July 5, 2020 at 7:08 pm

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    So happy to see you in a good place at last. I’ve learned lots of new things since I stumbled onto your channel, guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. Love the beetle, we’ve had 4 and a bus, all our kids learned to drive in one. Keep well and happy.

    • Nancy Johnston on July 5, 2020 at 7:24 pm

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    Your health is so much more important than the videos. Videos are still much appreciated ifthey can be shared with us. Cyber hugs to you both along with skritches (rubbing her in her favorite places are skritches) for Freya.

    • Joyce deVisser on July 5, 2020 at 7:37 pm

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    Thank you so much for this happy greetings good to see that you having a nice holiday togheter and take your time to get your strenght back. Your daily video’s have helpt me so much , during the lockdown i have lost my job , luckely i and my family stayed healty. Daily i have watch many video’s from you guys and give my a smile, also given me the energie to start with a difficult pattern for the Freya vest. ( i have ripped already 3 times a part because i read the chart upsitedown 🙁 ) now i knit on the norwegain way on a circulair needle and its goes better.

    Looking forward to see you back in august, keep well and happy

    Greeting from Meteren( The Netherlands) en wish you strenght !!

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    I have been wondering about Carlos’ recovery since we haven’t heard much. Thx so much for the update and hope that you can continue to recover quickly.

    • Brigitte on July 5, 2020 at 8:07 pm

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    Glad you both are feeling better. Looking forward to your new inspirational videos 💐

    • Leanne Robins on July 5, 2020 at 8:11 pm

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    Delighted to hear this news & adore the fabulous pictures that you have posted. I’m pleased recovery has progressed well. Did you swim in the sea at that beautiful beach?
    Stay well, Leanne

    • Margaret Heath on July 5, 2020 at 8:17 pm

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    Glad you are both doing well. I have really enjoyed the quarantine KAL and am on my second blanket.

    I used to drive those old Beetles but I’ve got used to power steering now.

    • Michele on July 5, 2020 at 8:31 pm

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    I am so very happy that Carlos continues to recover. I have suffered from long-term illnesses plus taken care of those with long-term illnesses and recoveries can be very frustrating – both for the patient and the caretaker. So Arne, I am not forgetting about you. The care-taker is often forgotten, feels over-worked, or can feel neglected. Carlos seems very gracious so very possible that this is not happening. I hope that you both are able to remain strong throughout the process.

    Prayers and well wishes for a full recovery.

    • Denise on July 5, 2020 at 8:45 pm

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    So glad you’re doing better. Both of you! Think of you often carlos so happy to hear your on the mend. AND. I never travel and never heard of this place. It’s beautiful! The pictures🤩🤩thank you for sharing 🥰 have fun,

    • Jo An on July 5, 2020 at 8:49 pm

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    Thank you both for this happy update that really reassured me. I was concerned about both of you.
    I hope you will enjoy lots of endless summer days up there in the North and will relax and rest as much as possible.
    Dear Carlos, dear Arne, please keep taking such good care for yourselves and each other.
    Perhaps we will meet again some sunny day in the future.
    Until then, far away hugs from Jo An – Wolhalla – The Netherlands

    • Janet Bondanella on July 5, 2020 at 8:56 pm

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    Yay! Thanks for the update. We’ve all been concerned about our Norwegian brothers in knitting and crocheting. Glad you’re both coming along to getting well. Thanks for keeping us posted.

    Jan Bondanella

    • Anne on July 5, 2020 at 9:10 pm

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    So pleased to see you both and hear all the news about what you’ve been doing. All sounds like fun in beautiful surroundings. So glad to hear Arne is well and Carlos is feeling much better. Continue your recuperation Carlos, and listen to your body, resting as much as you can. Looking forward to seeing you both again when you get back. Happy knitting 🧶 and crocheting x

    • Peggy on July 5, 2020 at 9:20 pm

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    What a beautiful spot to vacation and still be able to drive all the way there. I had to look it up on the map and then realized that I had been that far a North when I took a trip with my Mother to Sweden where we went to Abisko then on to the border with Norway. Wish we would have continued on.
    Rest up and will be looking forward to your videos soon.

    • Kathy on July 5, 2020 at 9:23 pm

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    So happy to see you are doing well. What a beautiful place to be.

    • Teresa on July 5, 2020 at 9:24 pm

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    Great to have good news! Always look forward to your videos!

    • Sheri Nylund on July 5, 2020 at 9:31 pm

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    I am so happy you are well and enjoying life!
    Really looking forward to August!

    • Maisa on July 5, 2020 at 9:38 pm

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    Wonderful news that you are well. Cannot wait till your return in August!

    • Sian Phillips on July 5, 2020 at 10:05 pm

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    Great to see you both doing well x

    • Jan Phillips on July 5, 2020 at 10:06 pm

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    Hey guys, so pleased that you have a holiday in a great place for some R and R. Really chuffed you are both in good health now and looking forward to your return. Lofotens now on my bucket list!.

    • Lynne K on July 5, 2020 at 10:08 pm

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    Get well soon. Lucky to be alive…

    • pam harris on July 5, 2020 at 10:13 pm

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    What a wonderful surprise to see the pictures of you both a d to read this update. Thank you. It is good to see you both looking so healthy and tanned and to hear that Carlos is improving .

    I am filling my summer with lots of projects for Christmas … knitted pillows from “Norwegian Knits…” and several knitted dolls for very special friends. So you are never far from my knitting basket.

    Surrounding you with healing thoughts.

    • Debi on July 5, 2020 at 10:32 pm

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    I am thrilled to hear recovery is progressing well for both of you. What an amazing place to visit and continue your recovery journey!

    • Hilda Caenegem on July 5, 2020 at 10:49 pm

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    I am so glad you are both doing well and so happy I’ll see you back with new videos in august..

    • Deborah Alchin on July 5, 2020 at 11:03 pm

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    Awesome news that you are recovering well. We have missed your happy faces. I may live down under where we have been much safer but you have become part of our extended family now. Keep safe.

    • Kerry Butler on July 6, 2020 at 12:04 am

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    So good to see you both looking well and relaxed! Take it easy…..look forward to your return, when you are both ready! I’m still knitting squares for my blanket, am back at work so time for knitting has become less again….:(. Best wishes from Kerry in Australia.

    • Kate on July 6, 2020 at 12:25 am

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    Oh, thank heavens! While you are recuperating, I have been knitting birds and making prosthetic legs to send to friends and family who are undergoing very difficult times. A simple thing like a knitted bird combined with the whimsy of steel legs brings so much cheer! Thank you!

    • D. Hoag on July 6, 2020 at 12:46 am

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    What a great way to start my evening, seeing your beautiful video. Am happy both of you are feeling so much better. Looking forward to this next season of videos and chats. Although I did not make any of the squares, I looked every day at the marvelous work done by the members from around the world and it is fantastic to view such talent. The kindness of the people is so reassuring that humanity in large is of a caring and kind nature. Thank you for sharing yourselves and talents to all of us.
    Fondly, D.

    • Debra Anderson on July 6, 2020 at 1:14 am

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    So glad you are both well.❤️

    • wendy hollow on July 6, 2020 at 1:24 am

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    That was a lovely surprise. So glad you are almost completely well.
    We don’t like to miss you but will be grateful to have you back broadcasting soon. Hugs WAH x

    • Mary on July 6, 2020 at 2:37 am

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    You both look so happy. Surviving a life threatening illness has a way of making one appreciate the little things. Every day, from now on, is a gift. So glad you’re feeling better. Hugs from Michigan.

    • Helen Lyons on July 6, 2020 at 3:03 am

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    I feel so relieved to hear from you and that you are very much on the mend. By not hearing about your progress, I assumed the worst. So, here is a great big SIGH of relief. Take care and know that many many people are so inspired by the two of you.

    • Cathy on July 6, 2020 at 3:11 am

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    What a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing with all of us. We miss your smiling faces and humor. Glad to know that you are getting healthier every day! Much love 💕

    • Mary on July 6, 2020 at 5:34 am

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    So relieved to see you are on the mend Carlos. Also good to
    read Arne is doing well. Thanks care of yourselves and don’t overdo things. Looks like a perfect place to recover. Horse back riding on a beautiful beach. The best medicine! I will pray you both continue to get well.
    Very sincerely,
    Mary

    • Joelle on July 6, 2020 at 6:31 am

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    So happy to see you are both well. Thank you for sharing some photos of your trip. Enjoy your time in that stunningly beautiful place!

    • Jan Ash on July 6, 2020 at 6:55 am

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    What a wonderful update! I’m so glad to hear Carlos is getting stronger every day and that Arne is still sing great. I will look forward to new knitting yeasts in August!

    • Verona H on July 6, 2020 at 8:08 am

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    So glad you are both well. ❤️

    Love from Nederland

    • Lynn on July 6, 2020 at 9:57 am

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    Thank you for the update, boys. We love you and you have been in our thoughts these past few months.
    I am so glad you are feeling better, Carlos, and are taking it easy.
    xoxo love from Lynn in Queensland, Australia.

    • Sue on July 6, 2020 at 1:10 pm

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    So so pleased you are both well and Carlos is improving – take it easy this virus is not messing about and is affecting lots of people both young and old with post viral symptoms .
    I was due to take a Hurtigruten voyage but but not able to do so as Norway not yet accepting Us Brits as the infection here is still virulent . Never mind later this year I’m taking the voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes – I cant wait to see your country up close and personal xxx take care you two xxx 🌸🌸🌸❤️💕

    • Mary on July 6, 2020 at 1:10 pm

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    Wishing you rest, recuperation and time to make some lovely memories. 💕

    • Susanne Møller on July 6, 2020 at 1:28 pm

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    Pooor, Carlos !!! So you had this *beep* bug really, really bad !
    I know how weak and miserable one can be for months after an “ordinary” influenza, and this one is much, much worse.
    We only hear about “infected” and “dead”( which of course is most horrible) , but I wonder how many of the millions of infected people who, like you, are out there and still being unwell months after .
    It must be hard for Arne too, to see you suffer so much. Goood he wasn’t that ill also !!!
    But good you have each other (and Freya ?)
    Thankyou for thinking about your E-“family”, even in this hard time.

    • Ulrike on July 6, 2020 at 2:12 pm

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    Happy to see you both well in such beautiful surroundings. Lofoten is one of my dream places to live and has been for a long time.
    Enjoy the rest of your summer.
    I’m looking forward to autumn already since I miss your videos very much.

    • Linda Deutscher on July 6, 2020 at 2:18 pm

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    So glad to hear that Carlos is recovering well from Covid-19 and that you Arne didn’t get hit as bad as Carlos. Take care the both of you and protect yourselves.

    • Diane on July 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm

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    Thanl you so much for the update. Don’t push yourselves too much, we can watch reruns as long as it takes. I came across some the other day, from 9 years ago, in Norwegian (?) that I couldn’t understand but still fun to watch, there were chickens.

    • Marguerite Annen on July 6, 2020 at 2:32 pm

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    I felt confident that you would be making a steady recovery, enjoying the long days, fresh air and beautiful scenery in Norway, but it is good to have that confirmed. Enjoy the rest of your summer break!

    • Donna Aase on July 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm

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    So good to see your picture where you both look happy and Carlos is getting better. Take care. As usual I look forward to all your inspiring projects.

    • Barbara Vickers on July 6, 2020 at 2:36 pm

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    So happy to see you both and the Icelandic horses.
    I join all the previous well-wishers sending you joyous
    best wishes.

    • Katherine Frydenborg on July 6, 2020 at 2:37 pm

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    Glad to hear such good news and seeing you both looking well and rested. Take care and see you soon – reruns and new . always welcome!

    • Arlen on July 6, 2020 at 2:39 pm

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    Dear Arne and Carlos,
    May your journey be filled with health and exciting new projects. Thank you for all you have enriched my life and hope your path continues on a safe journey. Stay safe, Best Always, Arlen

    • Judith Hakala on July 6, 2020 at 2:40 pm

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    Carlos and Arne,

    Thank you for the wonderful and beautiful update! Best wishes to you, Carlos, for your continued recovery. Each of you is so blessed for your relationship.

    Just before the quarantine phase began I had the pleasure of attending a knitting class and the instructor suggested your YouTube channel to help me purl the Norwegian (THE ONLY!!!) way:) I have been a continental knitter since I was a child, over 50 years now…and learning to purl the Norwegian way has eliminated “rowing” in my straight stitch projects. It took time and perseverance but being a good Finn with a bit of sisu I have mastered the technique!

    With great admiration from MidCoast Maine, Kittos to you both!

      • sue on July 12, 2020 at 9:10 pm

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      Judith–is “rowing” where one half of the V of the knit stitch is bigger (wider?) than the other? happens to me; one side is straight and the other curves. I knit continental but can’t seem to make heads or tails from Arne’s demo. (It needs better camera work)

    • Lucinda Lai on July 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm

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    Thank you for this wonderful update on both of you. So happy that Carlos is doing better day by day. Please rest as we will wait for you guys to come back on youtube. Norway is on my bucket list to visit in the future. I wish more people in the US would follow orders as this virus is nothing to mess with. Now some teenagers are having COVid-19 parties on who can get the virus first. This is insane! I read this to my husband and he wishes both of you the very best! Arne, have you learned how to cook yet?

    • Gudrun Callahan on July 6, 2020 at 2:46 pm

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    Stay well – stay safe – happy to hear the wonderful news about the positive progress! Thinking of you!

    • Lise Bourgon on July 6, 2020 at 2:48 pm

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    I am so glad that Carlos is recovering and taking the time that he needs to get well. Enjoy the summer.

    • Christine on July 6, 2020 at 2:55 pm

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    Hard to imagine a more beautiful place for rest, recuperation and recharge! Do take all the time you need

    • Ann on July 6, 2020 at 3:14 pm

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    Greetings Arne and Carlos,
    I first discovered you through the KAL quarantine project. I can see why you have friends all over the world😊. Your joy and optimism is what we need now. Wishing you a steady and full recovery…Love your videos and projects!!!
    ANNA from Georgia, U.S.A.

    • Arlene Shipper on July 6, 2020 at 3:23 pm

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    Thank you so much for your lovely message. What a magical spot Lofoten must be!!! So glad you are both well again and are taking care of yourselves. You mean so much to all of us!

    • Martine on July 6, 2020 at 3:23 pm

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    Lovely pictures. Having a daughter that lives in Sandnes I know the south much better than the North but did a Hurtigruten tour in May and in February. I agree the Lofoten are wonderful.
    Glad you are both doing well.
    Hope all this will be over soon so I can visit my daughter again!
    Ha det bra, Martine

    • Arlette M. Garcia on July 6, 2020 at 3:24 pm

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    Hi Arne and Carlos,
    Thank you for those beautiful pictures. That place looks awesome! I wish I could go there someday, and see the never setting sun, what an spectacular sight that must be! So glad that Carlos is recovering well, and that you both are doing great! Looking forward to seeing you back with your videos! Stay safe.
    Arlette 🇨🇦

    • Gillian Clark on July 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm

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    Glad to hear you have both recovered. I found your YouTube podcast recently and hadn’t realised you had been unwell with Covid 19. In these strange times it is nice to see people’s crafts and what has been happening.take care both of you and look forward to seeing you both back well and fit!

    • SONDRE MITCHELL on July 6, 2020 at 3:38 pm

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    Thank you for your video and message that you are recouperating. So grateful that Carlos is gaining strength and wellness and that Arne is doing well too. I, among many others, have been so concerned. Have a wonderful rest and know that we all appreciate your inspiration, creativity and instruction and look forward to more updates and videos. However, as others have mentioned, please go slowly and take care of yourselves first. . .Best to you both.

    • Sharon Rapoport on July 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm

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    Thanks for the update
    Continue in good health

    • Christina on July 6, 2020 at 3:48 pm

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    The way you two live your lives gives me some hope that humanity will get through this challenge and will be ready to
    meet the next one. You are fabulous! You have been my inspiration ever since I bought your book on knitting Christmas Balls. I’ve done some of your dolls and have encouraged knitting friends to make their own dolls. And, knitted stars.
    When I count up, I realize I have been knitting for 80 years (!!) and I’m still at it! Keep well.

    • Jay on July 6, 2020 at 3:52 pm

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    Guys, looking absolutely great! Thanks for the update and spectacular pictures!

    • Mary on July 6, 2020 at 3:54 pm

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    I am so glad you are both well/better after this horrible illness. Take your time and be sure you are better. Daughter Anne shares good wishes too.
    Best, Mary

    • Esther Rubin on July 6, 2020 at 4:05 pm

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    Thank goodness that both of you are on the better side of this horrible illness. Enjoy your holiday and take the time you need to recover. We’ll all make a toast to good health when you return ❤️❤️

    • Susan Rothrock on July 6, 2020 at 4:07 pm

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    What a beautiful place to rest and relax and recuperate from the virus. Keep taking things slowly and try and be patient with the short term memory loss-both of you! It is very difficult to deal with, but hopefully, in time it will be gone. Blessings to you both.
    Susan in Indiana, USA

    • sandi Michaels on July 6, 2020 at 4:15 pm

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    Hi Arne and Carlos. So glad to see you both and ya’ll look wonderful. I cannot wait for the new podcast starting in August. I am ready to learn something new – I really enjoyed the last one and learned so much. I thank you so much. Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for all you do.

    • Karen Blewitt on July 6, 2020 at 4:20 pm

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    So relieved to see you both looking so well! And what beautiful scenery for you to enjoy while you continue to recover. I’ll look forward to new Sunday AND Wednesday episodes as they become available. Stay safe and continue to be well!

    • Cathy on July 6, 2020 at 4:20 pm

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    love seeing you both so well and happy! xo

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    So glad to hear that you’re both feeling better and are able to enjoy a small holiday and a trip in your Beetle. It’s been a long haul for you and you need to continue to take good care of yourselves and not worry about us. We’ll still be here whenever you are feeling up to coming back. Don’t rush into anything and run the risk of any sort of relapse. Take care!

    • Martha on July 6, 2020 at 4:34 pm

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    Glad to see you both smiling and laughing under the summer skies while riding Icelandic horses along a beautiful beach in Lofoten. Just what you both deserve. Don’t worry, your archives of videos will keep us all quite content until you are both fully recuperated. No rush! I’m feeling inspired to knit your horse now.

    • Deborah Huss on July 6, 2020 at 4:34 pm

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    I just love both of you and am so happy to see that your health is improving. What a beautiful place to rest and recooperate! The community you have started continues and I look forward to the fall season when you start your podcasts again. I have learned so much from you and have almost completed my quarenteen pillow! Your positive attitudes after going through contracting the virus is inspiring. Thank you and take care!

    • Cindy Felisberto on July 6, 2020 at 4:51 pm

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    Love the encouraging news and your horse ride makes a great little clip to see that you do look like you’re both doing pretty well.
    I’m on a one month boycott of Facebook, which a few of my friends have joined in, to encourage a stronger, more proactive ban on, and enforcement against hate speech and lies. It’s more of a challenge for me, I think, than it will be an impact to Facebook, but it is a little thing thing that I can do. I am missing our quarantine knitting group and am looking forward to what comes next.

    • Carolyn Hart on July 6, 2020 at 4:55 pm

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    Happy both of you are doing much better! I love watching both of you and your tutorials. Must feel great to get back to normal.

    Take care💕

    • Sharon Fulkerson on July 6, 2020 at 4:56 pm

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    I’m so glad to hear you Arne and Carlos are much better I am new to your videos started when all this pandemic started. I have purchased a couple of your books 📚 I can’t wait to start some new patterns . I did complete a Christmas Ball.
    Please stay healthy and safe God Bless.
    My name is Sharon I live in Ohio hopefully I will live long enough to travel to your beautiful country.

    • Barb in CA on July 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

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    So glad for the update! You both look great and your vacation spot looks wonderful. I ache from missing Beautiful Norway, even after just a short visit pre-corona virus. We only saw a glimpse of Northern lights, and I would love to experience the midnight sun. Can’t wait to see pics of your garden!
    Stay healthy, Barb Rechtfertig in CA

    • Linda M Hinkson on July 6, 2020 at 5:09 pm

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    Hi, So glad you guys are doing well. Thanks for the update, I’m really looking forward to the episodes. The scenery is really beautiful and I remember the VW Beetle very well. I knew many people that had one years ago.

    • Summer on July 6, 2020 at 5:12 pm

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    Greetings from Alberta, Canada!
    I was watching and wondering what was happening, knowing the virus had visited you both.
    Thankfully, though a tough path you went down, your both safely recovering. I suspected, Arne, you did indeed have that dreaded virus when you were coughing so much prior to Carlos getting in even harder. So glad you did not get as sick though. You were able to help Carlos recover.
    I enjoy you both very much. Do make your patterns. I am nearing 80 myself. Taught myself to knit when I was five. Made some doll clothes and my grandmother was shocked one day passing me saying, “why this child is knitting.” I did not know but had decided to experiment. I had only used one of those ” spoolie things” to make ropes prior to that. I then started using chop sticks to knit ! NO one in my family did any crafts other than paint. I grew up on our 150 yr old farm in southern Ontario as a child ( I was fourth generation) The farm belonged to Indians prior to my ancestors owning it. Often as a child I went looking for arrow heads after hearing my grandfather mention it once had Indian village there. 🙂 Anyway, keep on KEEPING ON!

    • Kathie on July 6, 2020 at 5:13 pm

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    Glad that you both are feeling better. Thanks for the video of the beautiful scenery – also the pictures in this blog – I’m seeing places that I will probably never get to – they are absolutely beautiful.

    • Marina on July 6, 2020 at 5:33 pm

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    Happy to see you so well guys 🤗 you are precious! Carlos ….. take care!
    Love from Italy💕

    • Jutta on July 6, 2020 at 5:46 pm

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    So glad to see that that you are both enjoying your summer and that Carlos is recuperating. Take care and looking forward to seeing more inspiring projects from you both in the near future.

    • Virginia N on July 6, 2020 at 5:51 pm

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    Scary times for you, particularly Carlos. So glad to know you are on the mend. And what a beautiful place to recuperate. Thank you for the pictures, they’re amazing. Much love to you both!

    • Lesley on July 6, 2020 at 6:05 pm

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    I wish I was there – it looks so beautiful and you both look well. Could you tell me which was the Regia wool you used for the patterned horse please? I would like to use the same colourway but there are so many to choose from and I am not sure which it is. (If anyone else knows please let me know so as not to bother A & C on holiday!) Thank you so much and love to you both. Much looking forward to your new videos.

    • Elizabeth Sunday on July 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm

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    I’m glad you are doing well. Enjoy your holiday. I spent a year in Lofoten when I was a teenager (eons ago). It just may be time to return. 🙂

    • Bridget Danby on July 6, 2020 at 6:44 pm

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    I am so pleased to see you both looking much, much better, especially Carlos who was hit so hard by this horrible virus! Just take your time to really recover – small steps etc! Lofoten looks wonderful and such a tonic. I am sure all your followers around the world will be quite content to revisit old videos, look at your website and read your books until you are fighting fit! XXX

    • Sela Barker on July 6, 2020 at 6:50 pm

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    Greetings Arne and Carlos! So good to hear from you and to see with our own eyes that Carlos is indeed better. While I wish you hadn’t gotten so ill, Maybe the silver lining to this experience is learning and practicing self care, going slower, taking breaks, and appreciating the beauty all around you. Still savoring my travel experience with you guys in March, and dreaming of a return to Norway.

    • Fran Mues on July 6, 2020 at 6:53 pm

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    Glad to hear you are getting better and still taking precautions. You are two of my favorite people in the world. I live in the U.S., where we have a crazy president and continue to have too many new Covid-19 cases. I am fine–and I always take precautions.
    Looking forward to more news about and patterns from you!
    🤗
    (Cyberhugs are allowed.)
    Fran M.

    • Karen K. on July 6, 2020 at 7:08 pm

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    What a beautiful place to recover, ride horses, and experience the midnight sun. Greetings from NY where it is sunny and warm. John, Alice and I enjoyed your video and seeing the photos of your VW.
    Alice got a 2002 beetle for her high school graduation present. In it’s own way it is just as beautiful. I think it only has 50,000 miles on it since Alice does not drive much.
    We’re enjoying the weather, the garden and having time to relax and knit in the evenings. So far we’ve managed to stay healthy (despite being NY nurses).
    I’m so glad you are both on the mend, and I’m so grateful for all you have shared with the podcasts and the Quarantine Knitting. It’s made such a difference in our lives. We’ve also had time to re-visit and enjoy several of your books. Who would have thought that we would spend more time with each other when we are forced apart? I feel that my community has grown, thanks to you two!

    • Catharina de Graaf on July 6, 2020 at 7:09 pm

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    Thank you for letting us know how you both are doing. I’m happy to read that you’re coming back .Whe don’t know each other but it feels like we’re friends. Again thanks and have a nice summer.
    Take care.

    • Jeanie Maier on July 6, 2020 at 7:21 pm

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    So look forward to your postings!
    Arne, you do resemble the western artist, Charlie Russell!
    Maybe the nose …… !
    I only the best to both of you .
    Regards from a fan in Montana

    • Nancy DeVault on July 6, 2020 at 7:29 pm

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    Thank you for all the information about what you are doing and what you will be doing. I loved the video and the pictures! You are two of my favorite people! I am so glad you are both well and staying safe. Hugs to bath of you!

    • Gill Napier on July 6, 2020 at 7:39 pm

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    How lovely to see you both enjoying a very well earned break. What a year????
    I pray you both continue to improve health wise.
    Hopefully it won’t be too long before you are planning your overseas tours again particularly to North West England!!
    Take care of each other. God Bless xx

    • Marion McAllister on July 6, 2020 at 8:19 pm

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    So good to hear you’re getting back to health. My husband and I were in Lofiten for a special birthday treat a few years ago. I’m sure it will do you both good and inspire you for the winter months. I’m fstill persevering with Norwegian style knitting getting better all the time but no way a master yet. I guess I should have started a while ago. Best wishes and look forward to your podcasts etc

    • Lynne on July 6, 2020 at 8:26 pm

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    I’m so glad to hear you are ever improving and ever enjoying your lives to the fullest possible. I love your photos and tried to lose myself in them by daydreaming of being there myself. You live in a beautiful country. Your beetle is so immaculate that it shows you lovingly care for it. I’m still watching your reruns but look forward to when you’re back live. Until then ….. joy, health and peace.
    Lynne in Thunder Bay, Canada

    • Michelle on July 6, 2020 at 8:47 pm

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    Best wishes for a complete recovery! Lofoten looks like the perfect place to find rest and revival – just beautiful. Clean fresh air and crystal clear waters to build strength and good health. Best to you both.

    • Pam on July 6, 2020 at 9:08 pm

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    Please keep getting stronger and let yourselves take the time you need to heal. Your posts are such a delight for the mind and soul.

    • Janice Bartone on July 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm

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    Arne and Carlos. Beyond thrilled Carlos is at 80%. Arne so happy you did not have the full nasty effects of the virus.
    The photos are breathtaking! I will have to put a visit on my bucket list. I love love horses and was a bit jealous seeing you both riding those Icelandic ponies. One of these days maybe I can ride again if my ignorant fellow Americans would just follow guidelines. Alas when we have a president that is as dumb as a box of rocks. Well I am sure you watch the news.
    Take care
    Alias: janika bertone

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    Happy to learn Carlos continues to recover and you are both enjoying a well-earned holiday. Great photos. Now, how to turn your experiences into projects.

    • Rachel W on July 6, 2020 at 10:51 pm

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    So glad to hear your health is improving and you are able to enjoy some time in such a beautiful place.
    I love your videos, i have been inspired to incorporate Norwegian style into my knitting and recently made myself some Selbu style mittens. Everyone loves them!
    Keep getting better both of you and I look forward to seeing your videos.

    • Karen on July 6, 2020 at 10:56 pm

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    So glad to see you out in the sunshine and beauty there in beautiful Norway. I would love to visit some day. But your photos make me feel like I had a mini visit! It will be wonderful to have the Wednesday and Sundays to look forward too!
    Just keep on enjoying the summer days, and breathe in all that good fresh air. I’m very happy you gave yourselves time to recover and heal.
    And this was a lovely update. All the best to the both of you and you crew!

    • Nan on July 6, 2020 at 11:24 pm

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    I’m so happy that you are “back” and enjoying life again. Many of us have been so concerned and wishing you well. Nan

    • Alexandra Witten on July 7, 2020 at 12:41 am

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    Thank you so much for this update and the very good news about Carlos and his recovery. Thank you also for sharing this beautiful location, which I only saw at night during a snow storm. You both look so rested and happy! Wishing you both all the best!! Sandra (Alexandra)

    • Judy on July 7, 2020 at 1:04 am

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    What lovely photos.. thank you.. You are both lovely and glad you both are recovering your energy… Amazing that the Gulf Stream provides mild winters for those islands… xx Thankyou .

    • Connie Camp on July 7, 2020 at 1:18 am

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    I’m very happy to hear that you were able to get away and that you are both healing from this terrible illness, both mentally and physically.

    • Janis Day Lewis on July 7, 2020 at 1:48 am

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    Outstanding news, concerning your recovery. To have good health is one of the most important aspects of life, without it we have no foundation to carry on with the other aspects of life. Please continue to look after each other and only come back when you feel you are up to it. Think of you often.

    • Marie on July 7, 2020 at 2:05 am

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    Carlos looks so much better! You are taking good care of him Arne!!! Miss your humor and stories! It helped keep we going during theses difficult times!!

    • Cheryl on July 7, 2020 at 2:19 am

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    I’m so glad you are both better, and Carlos is improving every day. I was concerned. I hope you continue feeling better. Take care of yourselves and I am looking forward to seeing new videos from you guys in August!

    • Donna Gilligan on July 7, 2020 at 3:01 am

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    Thank you for posting the beautiful photos.

    • Marlene Larkins on July 7, 2020 at 3:15 am

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    Hello from Charleston, SC.
    I’m so happy to hear you’re both doing so very well. This virus has taken too many and recovery can be very long. Your vacation is awesome and that scenery is breathtaking. I’m very envious yet know you both need this . It’s Gods country.
    Scenic panels on fabric are very popular here. Those pictures of Lofoten would be fabulous on fabrics and would be very popular. Just saying, since you’re dabbling in that industry. Lol.
    Those of us who want this virus to go away have been sheltering since March as we wait for government to be serious and put strict guidelines in order. Since this hasn’t occurred except through some of our local mayors, we are facing a very devastating crisis in this country. Norway is leading in keeping this virus under control. I envy the leadership there. Please stay safe. Perhaps 2021 will be a good year. Prayers.
    Marlene and my dog, Summer.

    • Andrea Christianson on July 7, 2020 at 3:43 am

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    A great news update! Happy to hear you are both doing well. Enjoy the summer days !

    • Jackie Sylvia on July 7, 2020 at 4:19 am

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    You both look and sound well. We, your fans, are so happy you are well. Please continue to take good care of yourselves. I love the photos of the land of the midnight sun. Enjoy your vacation, and I will too. I live in Maine near Acadia National Park and it’s beautiful here as well.

    • Sue on July 7, 2020 at 9:59 am

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    Just love you guys 😉 So pleased to see and hear you. What a wonderful place in which to spend your healing time. Every good wish for continuing good health and look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care x

    • Catknit on July 7, 2020 at 11:44 am

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    Love this message and am so heartened and gladdened by all the loving messages back to you. You make the world a better place. I “met” you thanks to Covid-19, an ugly, tragic and devastating challenge made bearable by art. What we are left with, however, is a strong feeling of unity and company in isolation.

    You have made a beautiful and powerful oeuvre and your easy and natural good manners, values and sensibilities have provided us all with an example to follow. Thank you.

    PS I am falling in love with Norway.

    • Laurel on July 7, 2020 at 12:43 pm

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    Thank you for the update – you have both been in my thoughts. I am so glad to see that you are both feeling so much better and well on the way to a complete recovery! I love seeing your photographs and watching your videos. I started watching quite recently, so a lot of your videos are new to me. It is a joy to see the re-posted videos and catching up!

    • Stevie on July 7, 2020 at 1:19 pm

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    I had a holiday in the same Rorbu cottages in the late 1990s – at this time of year, too! What a wonderful time I had.
    Hope that Carlos picks up well. I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 10 years after surviving cancer and then getting Glandular Fever. Whatever you do, do it gently, don’t push and crash/ boom and bust. Look after yourselves!

    • Susan Flajnik on July 7, 2020 at 2:46 pm

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    So happy to hear from you both! We’ve missed you! You’ve given so much of yourselves, so make sure to take your time and fully recover. We’ll be here waiting.

    • Judy Cole on July 7, 2020 at 3:50 pm

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    Thrilled to hear you are both recovering, and that you are continuing with you video schedule on Wednesdays and Sundays. You both have been so important to my well being during this Covid-19, with your postings and comments. I am 77 years old, knitter, crocheter, needle artist, not to mention the Norwegian flavoring you sprinkle among your episodes. My partner had corona virus in 2019, he’s doing great.

    My Best
    Judy

    • A French grandmother( Alsace) on July 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm

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    Hello boys!
    What good news : you are back in this global knitting community !
    I admire your work, your videos and your collective knitting initiative during confinement.
    THANK YOU! I knit with you, for my children and my little son: it’s like a family story with you.
    I wish you a good quiet summer, rest well.

    • SHELBY HINES on July 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm

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    Happy that you are getting better, Carlos! For sure Arne has been a great caregiver/supporter. Be healthy.

    • Mary on July 7, 2020 at 7:59 pm

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    Rest, relax , and refresh!
    Mary

    • Maggie Smith on July 7, 2020 at 8:24 pm

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    Glad the worst is behind you

    • Cindy on July 7, 2020 at 11:23 pm

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    So glad you are both doing better. Love your videos – you teach me & you make me laugh – 2 things I appreciate always! Stay well!

    • Marilea on July 8, 2020 at 8:52 am

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    Oh Arne and Carlos, I am so glad you are getting better every day! I missed your videos..and your smiling faces!
    Take care of yourselves.
    As Judy Cole commented above,”You both have been so important to my well being during this Covid-19, with your postings and comments”…cannot be more true…
    Best wishes for a complete recovery..we will be here waiting for the new videos.
    Marilena from Greece

    • Annette Bilous on July 8, 2020 at 3:32 pm

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    Praying for the two of you for Gods blessing of continued healing. I’m so sorry to hear how You are still under the weather with the post symptoms Carlos. We will keep you in our prayers for a complete recovery. So good to be together sharing a much needed vacation.

    Looking forward to seeing old postings and new when your up to it.

    • Dawn Duncan on July 10, 2020 at 2:16 pm

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    I’m so happy that Carlos is getting stronger, what a beautiful place to recuperate at. Enjoy the moments.

    • christine s donohoo on July 11, 2020 at 11:51 am

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    These islands look so beautiful! I am curious to know how long it took you to drive there? So glad to see you’re getting stronger each day! Perhaps porridge is helping!

    • Judy on July 12, 2020 at 1:21 am

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    What a beautiful place to recuperate in!

    • Barbara Garwood on July 12, 2020 at 2:29 am

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    It’s so good to see you both recovering so well from the dreaded virus. Taking time to absorb lots of fresh air and sunshine, relax and recuperate and all will be well… with warm greetings from South Australia xoxo

    • Marie P on July 12, 2020 at 9:26 am

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    I am so glad you are both alright and Carlos is getting better. You both make my day
    😊

    • Ellen H on July 12, 2020 at 7:02 pm

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    What a beautiful place to recuperate, rest, relax and rejuvenate. I’m happy to hear Carlos is doing so well and Arne is well too. Can’t wait for a new season of Arne & Carlos videos. Be safe and stay well!

    • louise arsenault on July 18, 2020 at 3:12 pm

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    Thank you for the beautiful photos of Lofoten you sent. Have a great summer. Even if it is summer time, I continue to knit. I have made a pair of mittens with nordik patterns with no fingers for my 13 years old niece and a knitted cactus and knitted soil (k1 p1). I will knit little flowers to put on it. After, I’ll make a needles case like a book with tapestry canvas and wool, and the pages will be in felt. Bye from Quebec city.

    • Brian on July 19, 2020 at 3:32 am

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    So glad you are getting back up on your feet. This is a scary time and I am so glad to hear you are in recovery. Take your time and stay well and safe.

    Much love from Denver

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