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Is there no Winter Bash knitting this year, like in 2019? How about other seasons?

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There is no knitting this year. Knitting was only supposed to be available in Winter Bash 2018; it was repeated as a special circumstance in Winter Bash 2019.

Winter Bash usually takes on a different theme1 every year, except for last year's (2019) which was a "recycled" Winter Bash.

It is the same theme as 2018 (and yes, you can knit once more). Sorry, not enough bandwidth here to make a brand new theme this time around. And the knitting is pretty cool. (Mostly) different hats and missions. And even though it is starting on the 9th, it will run through the end of Jan 1 (as usual)

from Yaakov Ellis

That also explains why knitting was available for two consecutive Winter Bashes (due to the recycled Winter Bash theme).

1The theme I'm referring to is the site design which sometimes comes with a game / activity as part of the theme, e.g. knitting in 2018/19 and the Hat Dash game in 2020.

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    So, for completeness, what's the theme this year? – Cody Gray Dec 16 '20 at 4:58
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    Worth adding that the reason for the limited bandwidth at the time was that the employee responsible for most of the "fun" in Winter Bash (balpha) left the company in March 2019. That's also why you don't see things like chicken quests or other "strange" occurrences in 2019 and onward. – Sonic the Curiouser Hedgehog Dec 16 '20 at 5:28
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    I endorse this answer. Though I contest the claim that there are no "fun" elements added to this years event. – Yaakov Ellis Dec 16 '20 at 10:00
  • @YaakovEllis Oh the game was fun! "site design which sometimes comes with a game / activity, e.g. ... the Hat Dash game in 2020" – Panda Dec 16 '20 at 10:01
  • I've been waiting the whole year to knit stupid and ugly things :( I really hate 2020 – Cid Dec 28 '20 at 10:57

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