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Project 365: Who needs streets paved with gold when they can be covered with chalk?

I love chalk drawings on the pavement. No matter what they’re of it always makes me think of the scene in Mary Poppins where they jump through one to go to a country fair*. There are chalk pictures on Cornmarket Street pretty regularly during summer and I was looking forward to getting to share them on here, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to find one in January!


*No, I didn’t try to jump through it. It’s a face. Don’t be silly.

Project 365: All the Bits and Pieces

Today’s picture was very nearly one of a glass of wine and an “oops” post. But against all odds I drank some caffeinated beverages and got my knit on. And I’ve finally finished all the bits of the bag! Now all that’s left is to tidy up the loose ends (literally), sew all the pieces together and then block it. An explanation of blocking will be the subject of a post in the next few days. Or more likely next week seeing as I’m away this weekend and I’m not taking my knitting with me to a house with eight cats. That would be silly.

Project 365: Just one more…

This is the final piece of knitting for the bag, at last!!! In truth, less than two weeks is pretty good going considering it’s my first non-scarf project, it just feels like it’s been forever because of the amount of times I had to restart different pieces. Still, nearly done now!

…And yes, there are books stacked on top of (and in front of) books on that bookshelf in the background. I can still see a bit of the shelf, there’s still space for more books, honest…

Project 365: Dreaming Spire(s)

The decorated spire of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin is one of the most beautiful sights in Oxford. In fact, in my opinion it’s one of the most beautiful sights I have ever had the good grace to look upon, and I get to see it every day on my way home from work. Lucky me!

As well as being the one-time centre of the University, the church was also the site of the trial of the Oxford Martyrs and the location of the funeral mass for Amy Robsart, also known as Lady Dudley, the wife of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite Lord Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. I only found out that last one by chance while reading a Philippa Gregory novel!