Thursday, December 17, 2009

knitted nativity


Pink Daughter has her school play tonight so we're launching this year's festive season of hot port, Dr Hook's Greatest Hits and decorated mayhem here. My mother knitted this wonderful nativity scene for us. No bloggers are allowed in my house all through Christmas in case they steal it.

41 comments:

  1. Hi Mise
    You've been hiding that talented mum from us. You're girls must love this cute scene..

    Now.. Dr Hook? oh boy .. talk about a trip down memory lane. I haven't even heard their name mentioned in years, but here I am transported to the 70's, sitting on a school bus singing Sylvia's Mother.

    Have a great school play pink daughter... break a leg! xx Julie

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  2. OMG cannot believe how cute that NS (nativity set is). They all look so round and happy and pink. Better than my slightly unhappy looking (but worthy) clay one from Mexico.

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  3. How did you know I was going to steal that?! My mom collects nativities.... I think we need that.

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  4. That is adorable. Jesus, Mary and Joseph look so cuddly (never imagined writing such a sentence)!

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  5. haha their faces are so cute ! im liking the hot port idea too !
    ~laura

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  6. WOW! I love it! All the more special being from your mom!

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  7. that has to be the best nativity scene i've ever seen.
    i love the clothes and hair and expressions and all made from wool.....genius....

    good luck to pink daughter , no doubt there won't be a dry eye in the place,

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  8. Wise, Mise. Very wise. Your mum has knitted some seriously cute little doodads.

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  9. Pleeeeeaaaase, can your mom make one more for me??? It's a spectacular nativity scene!!

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  10. That is absolutely adorable! I love that my grandmother's nativity makes an appearance at my parents' house every year, but I'll admit I like the knitted figurines better than my grandmother's ancient painted ones!

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  11. Excellent and friendly crib. No chance the head 'falling' off one of the kings. Little stautes were never safe in my small hands! They have grown now and I will pass that trait onto HoneyB.

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  12. but do you have an impaled marshmallow snowmen on top of a gingerbread house? they are a must this season.
    I just love that knitted nativity - the girls will be fighting for that one when they are older - mom better get crackin on number two.

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  13. That is the cutest nativity set! They all look so happy. We had a crochet one my aunt did when I was little. Our Springer Spaniel had a thing for stealing baby Jesus. Hope pink daughter's play is great!

    P.S. Thanks so much for all the comments. I'm glad you like the decorations and the necklace. Maybe you'll win :)

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  14. Wow, they are gorgeous. Now why haven't you asked her to knit an extra set and have a fab blog giveaway???

    Happy christmas :)

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  15. Oh wow - I would steal that in a second! Though somehow it seems like bad karma to steal a nativity scene...

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  16. What a clever mum you have, Mise. Tell her from us that we love her Nativity scene..... and, it's so beautifully made too.
    Oh, and Dr. Hook. ....loved them.
    Enjoy the school play and don't forget to take a hanky. XXXX

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  17. This has got to be the MOST fabulous set I have ever seen! And how talented is your mother?? Unreal.

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  18. oh I agree with the no blogger rule - I would steal it for sure! Eiterh that or your mother!

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  19. My mum just walked past, saw your post and quite unwisely commented "Oh, I have that pattern somewhere". Oh really, Grandma....then get knitting!!

    Dr Hook? Why does that conjure up images of a puffy pirate shirt and the Solid Gold dancers? You groover, you. Meredy xo.
    p.s. thanks for all your hilarious comments...you make me smile from the inside out. That actually sounds gross, but you know what I mean :)

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  20. We have a nice thing in my town - a travelling nativity scene. Basically the knitted delight that you featured there, except it goes all round the houses and everyone gets a go, plus there are lots of extra sheep, so you get to keep one. Subtle religious indoctrination for the under-5s. But a free knitted sheep!

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  21. I would totally steal that if I had the opportunity. You've obviously got my number!

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  22. I must say..your mom is very talented...how did she knit such detail on those wee little sweet nativity animals?..lucky you!

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  23. I'm stealing your knit nativity scene because you stole that gosh dang Italian cookbook over at My Pear Tree House. ;)

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  24. Hi Mise
    Thanks for your fabulous comment re the Maiden Mac Voyage!! She will travel far and wide! xx Julie

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  25. Such a lovely nativity set, your Mum is really talented!

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  26. Flippin' heck that's amazing!

    What a gorgeous thing to have in the family (in fact I'd probably keep taking it out of the box and looking at it all year round :))

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  27. Phew - I thought for a minute you were going to say you were going to put Boney M's Christmas Hits on! That knitted NS is totally awesome - I'd pay to download the pattern. Might be a thought that.
    Millie ^_^

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  28. Aww, I've been too busy and it's been too long since I've visited you. I was missing my Mise :)

    Your mom is very talented!

    xo,
    Crystal

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  29. i'm gonna show tat nativity set to me own mother...

    although it might start a ping-pong game of 'where did she get the pattern?'...

    hot port...fire a wee taste of brandy in with the hot port and i'll wing across the ocean for it...

    i hear you're having a great snowfall at the moment...enjoy the white christmas...

    nollaig shona o custardbydesign...

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  30. Wow, most clever. You are wise to ban me from your house, as I would indeed steal it ;-)

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  31. hmm, most covetable. (looks out swag bag and eye mask) oh yes, that must be zealously guarded from marauding pilfering sticky fingered bloggers. you can trust me though, i'm not like all the rest.

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  32. This is the cutest nativity scene I've ever seen. It's just adorable.

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  33. Could I just come and look at it? Your Mum is very clever, and i can understand the need to keep us bloggers away! Hot port and Dr Hook? Mmmm xx

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  34. hi mise

    thanks for visiting. my snowman is inside drinking gluhwein . its chilly enough in my green room for him to survive. part 2 of the christkindl post includes the recipe.... ( im sure you know it )

    have a good day
    ~laura

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  35. That nativity scene is absolutely amazing...your mom is very talented! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! :)

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  36. Me again Mise. I just wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Have loved your blogging wit and wisdom these last few months, and look forward to more in the new year. Keep warm! Amanda xx

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  37. What a lovely nativity set. Your mum is very clever.
    Merry Christmas to you all.

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  38. I have links to a few free knitting nativity patterns if you'd like them? They're over on my blog. Let me know and I can send them to you.

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