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Arne and Carlos Quarantine Knitting

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    Arne and Carlos Quarantine Knitting

    KnitsWithHorses learned about this free MKAL and shared it in the stash buster's MAL thread. The first clue was released yesterday and a new one will be released each week day for the next two weeks. Arne and Carlos are fine but after returning from a sea voyage Norway has asked them to quarantine for two weeks, so they are generously sharing this MKAL so knitters in isolation know that they're not alone.

    The first podcast is on their website:

    https://arnecarlos.com/

    The clues are released on their blog:

    https://arnecarlos.com/blog/

    There is also a FB group and participants are invited to post on IG.

    Shelly in South Carolina

    "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

    US Gardening Zone 8B

    #2
    This obviously needs to be blocked but I'm not doing so until I know what I've made.

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    Shelly in South Carolina

    "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

    US Gardening Zone 8B

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    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      So pretty! I started and frogged mine several times yesterday because I couldn't choose stranded or double knitting and keep changing my mind about the colors. 🤣. Once I decide on yarn and get going I can go like gangbusters but it's the decisions!!
      This morning I decided to just make a decision and get it done because I'm supposed to be finishing my socks and starting a test knit. The designer requested me, which is such a nice compliment, so I need to make a decision on the yarn for that and get started too.

    • knitter131
      knitter131 commented
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      I tried 3 times to make sense of using the two colors in a purl row. Just too much knotting up of my yarns. Then I tried using the chart to make the squares with one color, textured with knits an purls. Frogged that too. Ho hum, I will probably watch everyone's progress, but work on something else. I'm still medicated post op, maybe I can try it again after I'm off the pain meds 🙄

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      I'm doing double knit. Definitely way less hassle. Well after the cast on and first row it is. Colorwork in purl doesn't bother me generally but my tension ends up looking sloppy.

    #3
    Very pretty!!! I am trying to decide on my yarn and colors. I have a lot of DK weight I will likely use, maybe a little of this and that.

    I do believe I will be honing in on my double knitting (soon to be) skills for this project.
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      I thought I had a lot of DK but I actually have a LOT more fingering weight as it turns out. So I'm doing double knit with fingering weight held double. 🤪

    #4
    In today's clue they used blue and white like yesterday's. I was expecting to see different colors so I'm curious to see what tomorrow brings. Is anyone on IG? Is it possible to mention Fiberkind in a post there?
    Shelly in South Carolina

    "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

    US Gardening Zone 8B

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    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      FreedomLover If I ever manage to finish my square I will.

    • Char
      Char commented
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      KnitsWithHorses - thanks for the IG plug!!! Spread the word!

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      Thank you KnitsWithHorses, I may have to join IG and do the same. I also need to learn more about posting on Pinterest.

    #5
    Is anyone doing this "knit and purl" texture instead of two color knitting?
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -66; YTD -342

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    • knitter131
      knitter131 commented
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      I tried it in knit and purl, but it really didn’t show up well. Frogged it.

    #6
    Any guesses what this is going to be? I'm thinking ten squares might make a scarf or long cowl. I've still only knit the first square, my knitting time was limited yesterday and I'm working on a new pair of socks.

    Shelly in South Carolina

    "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

    US Gardening Zone 8B

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      I haven’t started yet but I did mentally go through my stash. I agree it will wind up being something small like a scarf or cowl. I may make multiples and make it into a lapghan

    #7
    Just in case y'all hadn't heard, Carlos has tested positive for Covid 19. Arne tested negative but I suspect he just had a mild case and it has already passed out of his system. I kept wondering about that persistent cough of his. Thankfully Carlos is past the worst and recovering and it didn't seem to get into his lungs.
    I've finished my test knit and can sirens more time on my squares now. They plan to start making podcasts again next week.
    Natalie from Oklahoma

    "Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." MLK
    Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +75 WTD +6

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    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      Char I'm using totally random stash colors. It may end up looking a hot mess! Lol

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      FreedomLover I need to check those out. I think it was you who mentioned them earlier and then I totally forgot about it.

    • FreedomLover
      FreedomLover commented
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      KnitsWithHorses You definitely want to check it out. I've watched classes on knitting, sewing, gardening and weaving, and they have a lot more. There are also patterns, click on "Explore" then "Projects and Patterns."

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