Thursday, January 24, 2013

Street Level: Columbia Road

Today’s Street Level takes us to Columbia Road in Northwest D.C.  Columbia Road starts as a residential street, lined with working class homes, not far from the Washington Hospital Center.  It runs through a number of different neighborhoods, including recently revitalized Columbia Heights and bustling Adams Morgan, and ends just above Dupont Circle.

At one time, Columbia Road formed the northern border of Columbian College (which we know today as The George Washington University and which has since relocated). 

Edited (February 2015): I've just learned courtesy of the Washington Post that Dwight Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, lived at the Wyoming (in the last picture) from 1927 to 1928 and again from 1929 to 1936 while he was stationed in Washington as an Army major.  The Post's slideshow on the homes of the Presidents is fascinating.  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Somerset Place Cardigan

I just finished up a custom version of the Somerset Place sweater as a cardigan, rather than a pullover.  I'm really happy with how it turned out!  The cardigan really showcases those awesome brown buttons!
As a reminder, I can tweak any Yellow House Knits sweater to meet your needs. This colorway and pattern would also look great as a V-neck--very preppy!  Email yellowhouseknits[at] with your ideas!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Upcycled Yoga?

These yoga balls from Page Thirty Three are unlike anything I've ever seen before!  The wrapper is a repurposed afghan or rug, and the base is a functional yoga ball (so you *could* sweat on it, but would you really want to?).  I think they would look pretty cool in a kid's playroom, or even in a den or office.  Seems like the guy with his feet up has the best idea of all!