Old Town Alexandria is full of landmarks. One of these is a life-sized fiberglass horse that proudly stands in the bed of a classic pickup truck on King Street in front of the Hard Times Cafe.

Last night we were driving home and we noticed the horse was sporting what looked like knitted clothing. We suspected he’d been yarn bombed, but it was too damned hot to get out of the car to investigate further, the DC area currently being hotter than the surface of the sun and all. I did snap a picture out the car window to post on facebook for the amusement of my knitting friends.


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Today, the horse was nowhere to be seen. Danielle stopped by Hard Times to get the scoop and learned that the Cafe hadn’t dressed the horse up, so our speculation about a yarn bombing was spot-on.

This evening I was at the store chatting with Danielle when another customer sent her a message that the horse at Hard Times was sporting some mighty swanky knitwear. We grabbed a camera and took a stroll to see for ourselves. Danielle posted about what we found, complete with much better pictures than I took last night.

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2 Thoughts on “A horse is a horse, of course, of course

  1. Reservoir Carl on July 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm said:

    If that’s Fred’s 1940 Chevrolet pick-em-up,
    then I’ve worked on the thing (the truck is a
    bit under-exposed in the pic.).

  2. Torie B on July 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm said:

    Bwahahaha! Brilliant.

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