Thursday, 22 December 2016

Day 22: Nativity

Years ago, when I had just returned from England after two and a half years, I brought with me a lot of knitting yarn and several pattern books. In one of them was a nativity scene. So, I knitted Mary and Joseph. A shepherd and some sheep. Three kings bearing gifts. And of course baby Jesus. 

I moved, got two monsters and one of them had a particular fondness for anything home knitted. Socks. Scarfs. Baby Jesus! I couldn't put the nativity up, unless I wanted to go hunting for all its members every single day. So, it stayed boxed up for years. 

Then I moved again, this time to Norway and poor old Wuppie couldn't come. But I did get a new monster: Miss Oswin. But his love for knitwear is not matched by her love for it. In fact, she couldn't care less. As long as there are hair scrunchies...

I put my nativity up this year. It's nice to see them again. 

PS: if you recognise the sheep: they went on the trip to Northern Ireland with Brom. Very well traveled sheep!

14 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Oh that is so charming! How wonderful to be able to put it out again... funny thing, this year for the first time in about twenty, I found myself thinking I would like to have a nativity set. Something to think about for next year! YAM xx

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    1. Well, I could always knit you one...

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    2. ...oh my!!! I was only going to ask for the patterns - then thought perhaps to try crochet. I've got a eleven months to TRY... *cough* Yx

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  2. My cats snob all Christmas decoration ! but in the past we had a dog who ate Baby Jesus ! Isn't that a shame ?

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  3. OMD that is a Fabulous Nativity Scene. THANK you fur sharing it with us... We are glad that you are able to have it out again.

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  4. Wow, you have skills!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  5. What a truly beautiful nativity and with such memories of the ones who came before Miss Oswin.
    Hugs madi your bfff and mom

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  6. That is such a beautiful nativity. I just made one for my sister who has 3 cats but she assures me that none of them are interested in it or can reach it where it is displayed.

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  7. That's a delightful Nativity scene. One with a number of memories for you.

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  8. That's beautiful!

    (My kitty cousins Maddie and Tibie are content to play with twist ties and bottle caps! When Maddie lived with us for a year, she had a whole collection of little fuzzy pom poms. But I ate most of them. The evidence turned up in the back yard. Oops.)

    We hope you all have a wonderful Happy Christmas!

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    1. Miss Oswin likes plastic thingies, hair scrunchies (I am forever buying new ones) and other things she should not really be playing with.

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  9. It is so lovely, you really did an excellent job on these. Glad you can have them out again!

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