Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In October, I . . .

--Spent a gorgeous week on Grand Cayman.

--Came back from Grand Cayman just in time for Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy.  Thankfully, all is well, aside from a little leak in the living room.

--Saw "Evita" and "Newsies" on Broadway.  Both were fantastic!

--Lived through my very first kidney stone.  I'm not exactly sure tht's something to brag about, but thanks to those in the ER at George Washington for helping me out!

--Went to a Pittsburgh Steelers-themed wedding at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  There were concession items (nachos, pretzels, hot dogs) for appetizers, plus some Pittsburgh classics (pierogies and mini Primanti Bros. sandwiches).  GENIUS!  I wore a black dress and gold jewelry.  Perfect.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Blowing Buttons

I think these blowfish buttons are so stinkin cute!  I love the combination of orange, red, and blue and the unexpected pop of my favorite lime green on the lips.  I think they'd be so cute on a cardigan for a little boy in blue and orange.  Or they'd be charming on a little red hoodie.  Also, the craftsmanship on these is amazing.  Each fin and scale is a separate little piece of clay, so they have a great texture as well.  Let me know if you'd like to see these on a custom sweater.  (It might not be too long before you see them on a sweater in the collection!)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Street Level: Linnean Avenue

Today, Street Level goes to Linnean Avenue in Northwest Washington D.C.  Linnean Avenue runs through the neighborhoods of Chevy Chase and Forest Hills.  It is a winding tree-lined street, flanked by large houses with immaculate lawns and huge flower pots out front.  With two significant exceptions (the Netherlands Embassy and Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, the former home of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post), the street is residential.  Most--though not all--of the houses are fairly traditional in appearance, but there is a fair amount of variety in style.

Like many streets in Washington, D.C., Linnean Avenue is composed of two unconnected segements.  In this case, Soapstone Valley Park, which the Washington City Paper called the Best Place in Rock Creek Park You've Never Been To, divides the two parts of the street.  Had I not been actively looking for the Netherlands Embassy, I would have missed the lower portion altogether.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Little Boy Blue

I think these pictures of the Harrison Street sweater from photographer extraordinaire Trish McCoy are so fabulous!  I especially love the blue sweater against the red background.  It really makes the color pop!  Trish has photographed a bunch of YHK sweaters, and she always does a fabulous job.  Thanks again for another great set Trish!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Today! Semi-Annual Sale

The Yellow House Knits Semi-Annual Sale starts today!  The sale will run until October 21.  All sweaters are 30% off (see the fine print below).  Use coupon code OCTOBER12 at checkout to take advantage of the discount.

Don't forget the additional special offer for bloggers: and Facebook-ers.  Blog or post on Facebook about the sale before October 14 and receive free shipping on your sale items (in addition to the 30% off) or save 15% on a future order. Postings must include at least one picture of a Yellow House Knits sweater and a link to the YHK Etsy shop. Email yellowhouseknits(at) to let me know where to find your posting, and I will send information about redeeming these offers.

THE FINE PRINT:  Sale applies to in-stock, knit-to-order, and custom sweaters up to size 2 only.  Prices shown apply to the styles and sizes listed; changes may result in additional charges.  Please see the shop policies on the Yellow House Knits Etsy site for the current turnaround time on knit-to-order sweaters, including holiday deadlines and shipping dates.