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lucybug Posted - 10/04/2013 : 10:44:54 AM
The other day while I was getting ready for work and listening to the radio they had a tease for the most boring TV program. When they came back from the commercial break it turned out that the Norwegian government channel was going to show a 4 hour sheep-to-sweater program. They want to have a slow, calm program. The local announcers said they couldn't think of anything worse to watch and of course I am all over it. Wouldn't that be fun to see? Even though I don't speak Norwegian, I speak knitting so would thoroughly enjoy it.

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mrsnoache Posted - 11/08/2013 : 7:41:03 PM
I enjoyed the program. Its great background to knitting, reading, spinning. I wish I could find it in English as well.
NutmegOwl Posted - 11/04/2013 : 9:28:14 PM
A friend overseas tipped me off to the live stream and I happily put it on. The translation was somewhat amusing but what was the nicest part was that it could have been any group of us, and in spite of the language barrier, there was a universality to it all. There they were in a former mill that is sometimes used (sound familiar to Bale fans?) doing the thing that we do ... And it was like being in their knitting circle.

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LJ Posted - 11/03/2013 : 5:03:38 PM

You can click on the links under the video to see other segments.

They had an English translator. Buffering was really bad for the first few hours so I gave up. About 10:30pm EDT I was able to see the last of the competition. It was so much fun sitting with my laptop watching ladies spin and knit!

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Luann Posted - 10/31/2013 : 10:26:07 PM
The Christian Science Monitor has further details today:

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Ceil Posted - 10/16/2013 : 10:45:30 PM
This sounds like the back-to-back contest that started in Australia. I learned about it when I was in England a few years ago and am on the list for all the updates about teams all over the world. I'd love to be in a contest here (Colorado) but none of my spinning/knitting friends are interested.

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Schaeferyarnlover Posted - 10/06/2013 : 08:12:07 AM
I SO want to see this program. I hope it is streamed on the internet. Does anyone know if that is a possibility?

kkknitter Posted - 10/06/2013 : 04:15:35 AM
Haha, this is brilliant. I can't help but chuckling. It is so Norwegian. They do have a strange sense of what is good entertainment--speaking as a Swede.
Luann Posted - 10/05/2013 : 8:37:04 PM
Here's a link to the news story:

"STAVANGER, Norway (AP) In its latest experiment with live coverage of mundane events, Norway's public broadcasting network plans to dedicate five hours of air-time to an attempt to break the knitting world record.

The NRK network says the Nov. 1 broadcast will be preceded by a four-hour documentary on how the wool off a sheep's back turns into a sweater.

NRK producer Rune Moeklebust said Friday that "it's kind of ordinary TV but very slow, although they'll be knitting as fast as they can."

The Norwegians hope to break the current non-stop knitting record of 4 hours 50 minutes, held by Australia.

Live TV in Norway has already enticed viewers with minute-by-minute salmon fishing, a five-day broadcast from a cruise-ship, and several hours of watching a fire burn itself out."

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minh Posted - 10/05/2013 : 12:31:50 AM
I read about that! I can see the spinning and knitting part being calm but I would think that the shearing might be quite active. Do they spin in the raw then without cleaning the fleece?

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