I just got an email from IK with a book announcement. The new Ann Budd book called Knitted Gifts has a hobby horse (stick horse) in it. It is absolutely the cutest thing I have ever seen. So if you have a kidlet you need a Christmas, birthday, etc. gift for (or need a stick horse for any other reason, like house decoration, class at a horse show, or just because it's so darned cute), you need to hop on this one. It's available for pre-order at IK.
'Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.'
- Pablo Picasso
You want to talk about obsessive horse related knitting?!. My friend and I wrote patterns for twinned knitted browbands when I needed a browband for my double bridle (for schooling, but I'm a college student, and food and grain take precedence over browbands). You can't use them in shows, but they're fun, pretty, and a quick and easy knit. I use my left over sock yarn and acrylic yarns to make them. Plus, you can just throw them in the washing machine when they get dirty.
I just recently broke down and purchased a crocheted ear net. But why are they always crocheted? Why not knitted? Has anyone been enterprising enough to come up with a pattern to knit them? I'd love to make them in fun colors and/or as gifts, but I'm not a pattern-creating-genius.
I had totally forgotten to check Ravelry for horsey knits - d'oh!
(I need to get something on my needles that isn't dog related... and my first pair of socks isn't quite entertaining enough at the moment (I'm working on the leg) to be my sole project - no pun intended!)
Anybody want to share Ravelry usernames? I'm bdj over there as well.
Glad to hear they haven't died out entirely. I must admit I still use one that I've had since the 80's. I love it! It was given to me by a rider that I really looked up to and I thought I was so special at the time. I used it even when I didn't necessarily need to. Sleepy, do you have a pattern?
Sailing the high seas but secretly wishing to be on the back of a horse.