I seem to have lost my knitting mojo of late. I’m still knitting, but nothing really turns my crank. I’ve finished a few items I can’t post right now, but I’ve been reduced to plain vanilla socks. At least I’ll have Christmas presents for next year.
I won’t be making this, however:
Knitted in cotton – can you imagine?
I found it on ReKnitting , where Barbara says:
The cooler is actually supposed to be worn underneath a blanket rather than by itself, to allow the horse to cool off after exercise. And it is “Particularly beneficial for nervous or excitable animals.” The pattern has the usual warning that when you are buying cotton, you should buy enough to complete the article, as dye-lots vary. Obviously, it is important to avoid a stripe of a slightly different shade at one end of the cooler, especially if your horse is excitable.
My foster horse has been excitable – we call it the Spring Stupids. It feels like spring to them, because of the daylight, but it is still winter, here, believe me.
We had a little “episode” a few weeks ago that left me with bruised ribs and a hematoma on my chin. I had to testify at the state legislature for work, and I swathed myself in a stole, hoping I looked more stylish Frenchwoman than someone who had been in a bar brawl. I’m fine, just a bit sore on the rib cage, so I have to sit up straight when I’m knitting. Not a bad side effect, I guess. Lying there in the snow, knowing I was ok, I thought how life could change in the blink of an eye. (Or bad judgement on a fellow rider’s part.) I feel lucky and chastened. I do always wear a helmet, and this was a reminder to keep up the practice.
I’m waiting for some yarn to arrive from the UK. THAT should get my mojo cranking. Stay tuned!