Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Combining Passions...

Well, back to combining knitting and horses... While driving back from the barn today, I was pondering finishing my daughter's shrug and then I wondered if there are any patterns to knit for a horse.

Afterall, there are kitty beds, dog sweaters, mitties, footsies and the like, but I've NEVER seen a horse item. Strange. They are pets too, ya know. Expensive ones at that!

So, I went perusing.. Nope, nada, nuttin. Google "knits for horses". Now, you can find patterns to knit horses on sweaters or for model horses, but, not for a horse, of course.

I did find this one item.. A crocheted fly bonnet/mask for a horse. I can't imagine my "cow chasing" horse wearing this and not being embarassed as well as me being seen putting it on my horse. Here's a picture:
I did ponder knitting a winter blanket for my horse since they do wear them, but, after the rolling in manure, their pasture mates playing who can rip the other's blanket the most and the overall effect of outdoor weather in Chicagoland ALONG with the cost made me change my mind quite quickly.

I guess I'll just have to revert back to thinking about all the wonderful new sock yarn I have and start lining up patterns for them!

6 comments:

Maggie said...

Egad! I think having all that fringe in his face would be more annoying to the horse than the flies!

Sarah said...

I've seen legwarmers on horses before. You could knit those....

DK said...

Please do not put that horrid fringed weirdness on your poor horse.

One of my books has a felted saddle blanket in it. I just have to remember which one...it's a fairly common book, too, like, Weekend Knits or something like that...let me think, it'll come to me.

yvonne said...

Why don't you just stick to knitting socks that you can wear during your horseriding?

Paige said...

I can guarantee you that Grandpa Strawn would wear that fringy business on his head and love every minute of it. The flies tear him up.

But he ain't right

Sarah said...

Okay, Fugly Friday is up. Sheesh, it was only noon.