This was the last time we would be doing the journey there and back in one day - thank goodness. We're planning to visit Eve sometime in May and stay a few days. Then our final trip down will be at the end of June when we all go down for her graduation.
My husband and I share the driving, but I have to admit, he is very good and actually does the greater part. This is wonderful for me as I can get some knitting done on the journey.
I'm currently working on another cardigan.
This cardigan is one of my patterns, Olivia. I originally knitted this in a mohair yarn, but it shed so much it was unbearable. I reknit it in a pretty pink wool / acrylic mix DK yarn and it was perfect.
It is so easy to wear, I love it. It's also amazingly quick to knit. I've been meaning to make another one for ages but something else always took priority. Finally I've made a start and I'm enjoying knitting it as much as the previous times.
I'm using yarn I've frogged from a previous knit that is now unloved. The yarn is the discontinued Sirdar Balmoral, a wool, alpaca and silk mix. I love this yarn as it doesn't seem to go bitty. The yarn was originally knit up as Patsy, a pattern by Kim Hargreaves. A lovely cardigan but I didn't wear it as much as I would have liked.
It's good to reuse yarn in this way, and I must admit that I enjoy frogging and reknitting more than I suspect I should.
Anyway, I've finished the back, left front and I'm almost done with the right front. Should be finished shortly - I still can't believe how quick the knitting is. And of course it's in my favourite colourway - a lovely berry colour.
Whilst in Cambridge yesterday, we had a walk around St John's College. I leave you with some pictures I took.
As Eve said, when we arrived yesterday, Cambridge is so pretty.