#284 Hand-Knit Set

Acquired 2001

Carole first told me about this set from St. Nick's Loft in the Barnyard Shopping Center in Carmel. Bob and I visited this store on our vacation for our 40th wedding anniversary, and when I saw this nativity, I remembered what Carol had said! The ten-piece set is one-of-a-kind because the crafter, Deborah Patterson of Marina, CA, knits each set a little differently. When I told the storeowner, Ann Hutchins, of my collection she said she would contact Deborah and ask her to send me a history of her hobby. Within one week, I had a personal letter from Deborah who comes from England. She started knitting when she was seven years old! Purchase price, $170.