It’s been rather cold here, lately. Quite a bit colder than usual for us … and lasting longer than normal, as well.

So to alleviate the chill … or just to lighten the gray mood … or perhaps just to have some fun and make people smile … “guerrilla knitters” have been hard at work here in Lexington. Early yesterday morning, A.J. and I drove through downtown on Main Street. At the intersection with Midland Ave. is Thoroughbred Park, which features statues of grazing mares and gamboling foals on a small hill, and a group of race horses, going all out down the stretch.

And yesterday:

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hmmmm ... things look a bit different than usual here ...

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So, naturally, given the sunshine, I walked back down to Thoroughbred Park later in the day to take some pictures for you!

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each jockey sports a hand-knitted scarf, and each horse is wearing hand-knitted racing boots, er, polo wraps, um ... well, leg sweaters is what they really look like, and each one is buttoned on

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don't they look wonderfully colorful and, um, warm?

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this poor jockey is perpetually in last place ... but he has a lovely blue scarf now!