Sunday, 26 June 2011

On Our Travels

Open days for the universities are upon us and we're off travelling around the country to see which university Eve would like to go to.  On Friday we went to Nottingham. 

It's a beautiful campus - we loved it there.  Lots of green spaces, a lake and lovely buildings. 

This one is the history building which apparently used to be a coach house. 

Everyone was very helpful and friendly, the accommodation looked good.  Eve could definitely see herself here.  The only probelm was that she wasn't impressed with the course for the subject she is most interested in. 

So this coming week, it's Durham University and then the following week it's Cambridge. 

I couldn't take the sweater I'm knitting for my husband in the car with me as the Fair Isle is too messy for car journeys.  Instead I started a new cardi for myself.  I have had the balls of wool sitting in front of me for the past week, in order to motivate myself to finish my DH's sweater.  Nottingham and back enabled me to easily complete the ribbing for the back on this new one. 

The main colour is actually more green than in the picture and the red is a lot brighter.  For the journey to Durham I plan to do the ribbing for the fronts and as much of the sleeve cuffs as I can.  The main body of the cardi will be Fair Isle. 
Never fear, the sweater for my DH is now knitted, it just needs making up. 

There's a Formula 1 race today, from Valencia, so a few hours in front of the television should see this finished.  The irony is that following the weeks of cold and miserable weather, there's a heat wave predicted for today and tomorrow - so wearing a warm sweater will be the last thing on his mind. 


  1. Looks lovely at Nottingham, shame the course isn't so good. Durham is fab, just down the road from me, make sure you get time to visit the cathedral :-)

  2. Thank you for your shares. I love seeing places that I may never go and know it is from someone that is actually there, it makes it more real for me.

    til next time,



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