Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In February, I . . .

--Ran the Rock 'N' Roll St. Pete Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, Florida.  It was my 11th half marathon, but it may have been the longest 13.1 miles of my life.  It was really not my day.  But it was easily the most beautiful half marathon course I've ever run.

--Started a new sweater design.  This one is a cardigan for girls in tropical colors--two shades of pink, orange, and lime green.  I'm really excited about it--can't wait to reveal it in the next few weeks. 

--Tried the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for roasted tomato soup.  It pairs perfectly with a grilled cheese or patty melt sandwich.  Love it on a cold winter night (not that we've had many of them), and it freezes beautifully. 

--Watched the entire second season of Friday Night Lights.  I'm now making my way through the third season, though I'm a little frustrated by the gap between the two seasons.  There are quite a few story lines that don't quite match up without some explanation.  (How did Tami Taylor get to be the principal??)  But I just love the show--wish I had seen it the first time around. 

--Flew south to Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (I'm actually there now) for a lovely week-long vacation.  The resort is just gorgeous (see below), with so many fantastic colors for inspiration.  I'll post some more pictures when I'm back in DC. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Special Offer

Last month was for the boys.  This month, it's the girls turn.  Between now and Sunday, save 25% on your order of a girl's sweater. Links to the sweaters for little girls in the current collection are below. Use code FEB12 at checkout. All orders must be received by 11:59 EST on Sunday, February 26. Email yellowhouseknits[at] with questions.

Allison Street
Aspen Street
Jocelyn Street
Kalorama Road
Linnean Street
Madison Street
Park Road
Primrose Street
Spring Road

Thursday, February 9, 2012

National Sweater Day!

Today is National Sweater Day in Canada!  The World Wild Life Fund Canada is asking folks to put on their favorite sweater and turn down the heat a few degrees to help WWF.  If every Canadian lowered the heat a few degrees this winter, it'd be like taking 300,000 vehicles off the road!  Imagine what we could do in the United States if we cozied up a bit. 

So wear a sweater today and make the world a cooler place for your grandchildren! 

And how do we get a National Sweater Day south of Canada?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Kind Words

The best part of the sweater business is seeing pictures of kids wearing my sweaters (which provides a good opportunity for me to remind everyone about the 10% off photo offer--details here).  The second best part is getting calls and emails from clients about their sweaters.  I'm literally moved to tears when I read these kind words.  Here's a sample of some of the best comments I've received:

The sweater arrived!!! It's absolutely beautiful!! . . . Thank you again, for being a part of this amazing time of our lives—and for giving us this beautiful childhood heirloom. What a joy!

The sweater is beautiful! We love it. My husband thinks [my son] looks like a beautiful bohemian poet ready to wander the streets of Paris :)

Got my package today and opened it and wow! What beautiful work you did! The colors are even more vibrant in person. I can't believe how gorgeous this sweater is! Thank you so very much! Sizing looks fantastic too! Thank you again for getting to me in time for the holidays.

Just received the sweaters! They are absolutely, positively MAGNIFICENT! . . . You did an absolutely beautiful and amazing job. Thank you so very much.

 I just received the sweater. I just had to call and tell you how absolutely fabulously adorable it is. I’m so happy with it. I was so disappointed with the last piece I had ordered from another vendor. Your work is just beautiful. I really appreciate all of the efforts you made to get this to me quickly so I could get it to my great niece. I look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

I ordered a sweater for my youngest granddaughter and she just loves it and now her sister who is 3 wants one too!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Love Story

Jennifer's treasury may be one of my favorites of all time.  Love the story in pictures--especially the sweet ending.  You can find it live here.