I have an impromptu day off tomorrow (doctors appointment). Hopefully I'll get leave the doctor feeling better, with a clean bill of health and enough energy left to do some dishes, a bit of knitting and my homework (I have an assignment that I'm turning in late, but I don't want it to be really late).
Meant to look similar to the sleigh bells used for horses, I have taken some of my red yarn and I'm currently double knitting a strap. I'll add my bells when I'm finished (though I could add them like beads as I was working the piece, something to remember for the next one).
I was thinking of putting jingle bells on each side, but the inspiration only indicates bells on one side. Not too surprising when you think where the item was used. I can't imagine it would be good for the horse if it was belled on both sides.
Of course, looking at all of the pictures today, I'm pretty sure that this is also something I can make in black without it being completely inappropriate for the holidays (I got black and white holiday wrapping paper yesterday, which made me happier than it probably should have).