Daylight walk, Friday Night With Friends, Makings


I promised you last time the same walk as the moonlight walk but in the day. This is the path across Marston Meadows.


A lot more of the photos came out so this will have to be a part 1. A lot of the ice in the ditches at the side of the path had melted.


Parson’s Pleasure- see previous post for details.


The rollers for punts so they can go from one level of the river to another.


WordPress still isn’t recognising portrait photos, but this is a beautiful tree in Uni Park.- details in previous post.


In the early Victorian period, this was sheep and cattle grazing with elm trees. Many other varieties have since been planted (1865 onwards) which can cope with poor soil.


Dogwood (Cornus alba) really makes a stunning display at this time of the year when there is so little colour.


Rainbow Bridge a graceful 1923-4 construction.


Looking up river from Rainbow Bridge towards Lady Margaret Hall.


Down river view.


Close up of the down river view of Uni Park.


These birds all took off at once, I was lucky to get a photo.


The duck pond created in 1925.


The cricket pavilion designed by Sir Thomas Jackson, who had a hand in how Oxford looks today.


This is the only first class cricket ground where you can watch for free in England.


North lodge


Keble College- see link in previous post.


Natural History Museum. Want to go inside next time?


Here’s what I’ve been making this week- a cardi for my daughter in a darker blue than pictured.


A second pair of Aino Sibelius  mittens as designed by the wife of Sibelius, as sold in a kit by The Flying Mitten Jarvenpaa, Finland.


I am feeling a bit like I have broken through a glass ceiling having finally finished Pumpkinville 7 by Bunny Hill Designs. This block has waited for months and months. I thought of it as a wip but it was really a UFO.


Last night was Friday Night With Friends,  (42 of us if you want to see) so I prepared Pumpkinville 8 to be needle turned that evening. I didn’t have time for the embroidery but at least all the shapes are on.

Posted in Knitting, Quilts, Travels by with 19 comments.


  • Lynn says:

    Oh! I’ve missed our walks, thank you for taking us along!! What a lovely walk, North Lodge looks like something out of a fairy tale. Goodness,how much you’ve accomplished in a week! Those mittens are beautiful, and the sweater for your daughter is wonderful, it looks so warm and bright! How cute Pumpkinville is!

  • Deb says:

    Another mass of achievements my friend. Laura’s cardigan is lovely, you are such a nice even knitter. I find I am quite loose. Now I know of a “Rainbow Bridge” every time I hear of a furry friends passing away I can visualise somewhere they go. It’s nice to be able to imagine it and those daffodils at the Pavilion, stunnning.

  • Sylvia says:

    Dear Melanie,
    beautiful pictures in the park, lots of water, awesome trees.
    Your knitting and stitching is just adorable. The sweater is done, so pretty.

  • Karen says:

    I really enjoyed our “walk” together. Nice job on the cardigan.

  • Ulla says:

    Lovely walk, no stumbling in the dark like last time. Your links give us so much information about the colleges and the whole system there. Years ago I thought of the University of Oxford as one big building with maybe some others built later, and huge buildings for the students to live in. Thanks to Morse and you and our real life walk there I know a lot more today.
    Your Pumpkinville is growing fast, you are very patient to take such a project with needle-turn applique. The finished cardigan is pretty.

  • Cathy says:

    I love your Pumpkinville blocks. I just finished Henrietta Whiskers another Bunny Hill pattern. Hugs

  • Helen says:

    What a lovely walking path so many beautiful shots. Thanks for the walk. Your daughters cardigan looks so cosy and warm I’m sure she will look great in it.

  • Sue says:

    What a beautiful walk….ove the old buidings you pass. ..y I ur knitting is lovely, someone will be warm!!

  • Shez says:

    hi what lovely pics and boy your knitting and blocks are beautiful ,well done xx

  • Narelle says:

    Amazing pictures … wonderful to be able to share your view.
    Pumpkinville is looking great … my WIPs have a tendency to become UFO’s.

  • Loved seeing all your beautiful photos. Lovely knitting and well done on your ufo block x

  • Dawn says:

    What a beautiful winter day in England, the trees look stunning as does the frost on the grass. The cardigan will be sure to keep your daughter warm and I think the name The Flying Mitten is cute. Keep working on your blocks, they are looking good – it will be worth it xxx

  • Melody says:

    Such beautiful walk. I love Bunny Hill designs too. Must get our Raining Cats and Dogs. Love your Pumpkinville.

  • Bev says:

    Your photo’s have cooled me down a treat, we are in the midst of a heatwave here in Western Australia. The cardigan is lovely, a wonderful finish and well done on completing the block.

    Happy days.

  • Tracy says:

    Another lovely walk… and enjoyed seeing more in the day time! LOVE the Rainbow Bridge! Oxford is just such a beautiful place–so much variety! Daughter’s cardi is WONDERFUL–a nice classic style. You are so good at knitting cardis. The old-fashioned charm of those mittens has me smitten. 😉 Fun to see you back with Pumpkinville… Happy Stitching!! 🙂 ((HUGS))

  • Danette says:

    Beautiful pictures and I love those pumpkin blocks.

  • Kaisievic says:

    Another wonderful walk, thank you and more great knitting, too!

  • Radka says:

    I like your Pumpkinville blocks 🙂

  • simone says:

    Thank you for the beautiful walk! Really enjoyed it.
    Beautiful project you are/have been working on.