…the website “You knit what?” Man, those were good times. When knitting blogs were king, I say! I feel the vacuum that site left and think of it often. Those women were really smart and funny. This blog makes no claims to try to live up to YKW, but check this out!
Chicken Viking Hat
OBVIOUSLY, it’s a joke. A joke hat! Since the time of royalty, we’ve always depended on a joke hat for a cheap laugh (re: jesters) or to assert our authority (see this guy). MAN, that is a FUNNY hat!
I’m trying to think what scenario a chicken viking hat would be appropriate for, and I THINK it might be when KFC decides to start sponsoring renaissance festivals. Or, say, on a “wacky” high school drama club member. They’re so irreverent. Thespians unite!
This leads me to my most utilitarian piece of knitting. The knitting I wear more than any other thing I’ve ever created with my tiny porcelain hands. My cabled newsboy cap from Stitch n’ Bitch Nation “The Bitch-Pire Strikes Back.” That’s my alternate title anyway. I wear this hat ALL winter long. It is way fuzzy now, needs a trim and some TLC, but I will never get rid of it. It even itches the heck out of my forehead when I wear it for too long, but I still love it. It was one of those things that when I made it (2 years ago) I was amazed that I did it. Brim and all. So here’s a picture and a plea to go out of your comfort zone this winter and make a really awesome hat that you love. And wear the holy crap out of it!