Knitted Nativity: sorry if you don’t have an Auntie Ingrid!

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Auntie Ingrid has knitted amazing gifts for us over the years.  She knitted outfits for my brother and me…and those same outfits have been worn by my kids!  She is known for her amazing baby blankets…and I’m proud to say that our family with 5 kids probably has the biggest collection!

Then there was the hat she gave Kelly last Christmas.  Kelly has officially worn the pom-poms off that hat, but continues to wear it winter, spring, summer AND fall. We WILL sew the pom-poms back on soon.

And then there’s “Bunny”.  Adam’s best friend is a little bunny that Auntie Ingrid made for his birthday.  “Bunny” even made a special “solo” trip by UPS from Columbus, Ohio to our home in Canada, when we accidentally left him behind at the hotel, on our trip last month.

Auntie Ingrid has officially outdone herself.

Although I was wondering why everyone was starting with the Christmas decorations so darn soon, I am now ready to bust out the Advent calendar and nativity…how could I not…when we just received THIS?

(Sorry, if you don’t have an Auntie Ingrid.)

There is no way I can put this back in the box for even a week!
The kids are already playing with it and Baby Jesus has already explored our whole house.

From what I understand, Auntie Ingrid used these patterns from Jean Greenhowe.
I also noticed a different pattern in a book called Knitivity.  I wish I knew how to knit!!

Again, sorry if you don’t have an Auntie Ingrid.
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Comments

  1. Monica,

    That is awesome. It makes me want to learn how to knit!

  2. Aren’t these the sweetest little people you’ve ever seen.

    Also I have printed off Color Me Catholic and it looks so wonderful. We are so busy here with relatives visiting and Thanksgiving. It may take me some time to review it. Hopehope you understand. 🙂

  3. Thanks for posting the knitting links. Now to find the knitting books and get started. Maybe I’ll have them ready by next Christmas. Looks like a fun set for the kiddos.

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