Thursday, May 31, 2012

In March, April, and May I . . .

(OK, so I'm a little behind.  Hopefully I'm back on track!)

--Went to the Butterfly Garden at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.  I've never seen so many butterflies, and it was especially fun to see them up close and personal.  Amazing color inspiration!  This is a great activity for kids.  And, of course, the museum is specatcular too.

--Ran the Rock 'N' Roll Dallas Half Marathon in Dallas and the Mini Marathon in Indianapolis. This was my second time running both. The Mini includes a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wow, it's impressive!

--Launched the very first Yellow House Knits collection, which had been in the works for almost a year. In case you missed it, you can see the collection here.

--Went to Memphis (where I used to live) for a fun weekend seeing old friends and walking along the Mississippi River.  I do love that city!  While I was there, I witnessed my first (and hopefully only) chicken-wing eating contest. 

--Spent a lovely week on Hilton Head with my whole family.  The first two days were rainy, but after that it was blue skies and white sands!  I think Hilton Head is one of my favorite places in the world!

--Finished watching all of the Friday Night Lights episodes.  I was so sad when it ended (even though I thought that finale was super satisfying).  I felt like I was saying goodbye to friends! 

--Finally gave in and bought an iPad.  What an awesome device!  I've found that it's particularly useful for easy access to my patterns, which has been great. 

--Saw my very first woodchuck while I was out running (hey, it's the little things in life that excite me!).  I thought it was a beaver, so that shows you how much I know about wild life.

(Photo uploaded to Flickr by Whatknot)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Danielle from Avery Photography sent me these stunning pictures of the Somerset Place sweater. Wow! Just wow! Love those infectious smiles and the stone background with the brown in the sweater.  I'm so, so happy with how these turned out!  And Danielle was such fun to work with--super enthusiastic and excited about her work.  If you live in the Atlanta area, call Danielle for pictures of your little (or not so little) ones.  She'll take great care of you! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Spring at the Yellow House

The Yellow House is in full bloom!  I just love this time of year!

(Don't miss Mr. Bullet hanging out in the corner there.  He's gotten so skinny that he looks like one of the bars on the fence.  Mr. Bullet hates the hose, so he's not much help with the gardening.)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Walter Street

Last but not least is the Walter Street sweater for little boys. The sweater is dark turquoise with a band of green, light turquoise, and cream across the bottom, and matching stripes on the sleeves. The look is completed by custom-made sailboat buttons at the neckline, which are perfect with the shoreline feel of the blues and greens in the sweater. The red in the buttons adds just the right amount of contrast.

The Walter Street sweater is available here

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pennsylvania Avenue

The third sweater in the Easter Market Collection is the Pennsylvania Avenue sweater.  The sweater is named after the main drag in the Eastern Market neighborhood, also perhaps one of the most famous avenues in the country. 

The sweater, which is unisex, was the inspiration for the whole collection. I just love the color combination--such bright, HAPPY colors--and I think the v-neck gives it a sort of 50s collegiate style.

Check the sweater out on Etsy here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

East Capitol Street

The second sweater in the Eastern Market Collection is the East Capitol Street sweater.  This fresh little unisex sweater is primarily green with a cream lattice pattern.  If I do say so myself, it may be one of my all-time favorite Yellow House Knits sweaters.  East Capitol Street divides the northeast and southeast quadrants of Washington, D.C., and has long been considered a distinguished address on Capitol Hill, with many large and beautiful old homes.  I wanted to create a sweater that does justice to this important street--How did I do?

The East Capitol Street sweater is available here.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Independence Avenue

Sweater 1 in the Eastern Market Collection is the Independence Avenue sweater.  The sweater is light turquoise and red, and the hallmark of the sweater is a big red heart on the front.  The bottom edge of the sweater is slightly flared, and the edges of the body and sleeves have a little ruffle.  On the back is a surprise pattern of red and turquoise stripes. 

You can find the Independence Avenue sweater on the Yellow House Knits Etsy shop here. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Introducing the Eastern Market Collection!

I'm SUPER excited to introduce the very first Yellow House Knits collection . . . the Eastern Market Collection, which is officially on sale!

Named after my own corner of Capitol Hill, here in Washington, D.C., the Eastern Market collection is a vibrant set of four sweaters in two shades of turquoise, as well as red, cream, and yellow.  These sweaters look great together and individually.  I've been working on these for a while now, and I'm just so happy with how they turned out. 

Over the next few days, I'll post more pictures of the individual sweaters, as well as direct links to the sweaters in the Etsy shop .  As always, the sweaters can be knit in any size up to size 2, and can be ordered through the Etsy shop or directly through yellowhouseknits[at]gmail.

Special thanks to Jennifer Tibbetts for the gorgeous photographs!