I would say that I’ve created a monster, but I don’t think I can rightfully claim credit for the Knitting Monster that has grown up in the place where Dear Roommie used to reside. For starters, she’s knitting and showing no signs of stopping to pick up a crochet hook for anything more sophisticated than tassels.
Then again, I started out knitting and terrified of crochet, too…
Oh dear, what I have done?
Anyway! So I made the squid for this Secret Santa thing for her. She has not yet made it to a post office to ship said squid to said Secret Santa person, so she decided that as penance for her postal tardiness, she should make a little something extra to go along with the late gift. Naturally, she decided that the time had come in her knitting adventures to make… a Jayne hat.
For those of you uninitiated in the Ways of the Brown Coats, Jayne is a particularly ridiculous fictional mercenary type in a 2002 science fiction series called Firefly, created by Joss “I Like It When Fox Eats My Babies” “The Man Who Made Buffy” Whedon. In one of the last episodes, he receives a care package from home that includes a hand-knit hat from his mother. As you can see, the hat is so ugly it’s cute, and since the episode’s first airing, the head- and heart-warming monstrosity has inspired many a knitting nerd to create their own, because it is, indeed, the sweetest hat ever.
Now that I have the explanation out of the way, words cannot express the pride I feel today as I bring you the world debut of Knitting Monster’s very first Jayne Hat.
I mean, the craftsmanship alone puts the original to shame (which really is the point, I think), but then it’s hilariously over-sized, and she had a complete runaway with herself making the pom pom on top.
Secret Santa Dude, I hope you appreciate the love and nerdity that went into your scandalously late gifts.