National Knitting Night Video

created Mar 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020 - text.npr.org - Here's How We Cope When We're Stressed: Ideas From NPR's Arts Desk

Excerpts from that article, regarding the most interesting suggestion to me:

We asked members of the NPR Arts Desk, and their answers include a Norwegian knitting marathon, America's Next Top Model, British crime dramas and peanut soup.

"National Knitting Night"

If 24 hours with Sigur Rós (see above) seems a tad ... long (you know, whatever), you can also spend a fraction of those 24 hours watching a bunch of good-natured Norwegians try to produce a sweater — "from sheep's back to human's back" — in something short of the world-record time. (That'd be 4 hours, 51 minutes and 14 seconds, obviously.) It's called "National Knitting Night," available through NRK TV, and it's extraordinarily soothing company. And, when you think about it, kind of like sports!

— Stephen Thompson, panelist, Pop Culture Happy Hour and NPR Music editor

https://tv.nrk.no/serie/national-knitting-eve/2013/DVNR30004613/avspiller

From midnight on we try to capture" the back to back" world record from Australia, which means that we will have to produce a sweater, from sheep's back to human's back in less than 4 hours, 51 minutes and 14 seconds. Wish us luck!

The video last over 8 hours.


Our favorite Norwegian fiber artists are Arne and Carlos. We watch their YouTube channel on our Roko TV.

Recently, Arne and Carlos returned from a Nordic cruise, hosted by Arne and Carlos that was geared toward knitters. Due to government regulations, they have self-quarantined for 14 days. They decided to host a mystery knit-along where A&C will produce a video nearly every day, during their quarantine.

https://arnecarlos.com/a-message-from-arne-carlos/

https://arnecarlos.com/knitting-to-keep-our-sanity-during-isolation-due-to-the-corona-virus/

https://arnecarlos.com/the-arne-carlos-quarantine-knit-along-pattern/