“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I crochet.  I learned on my grandmother’s knee when I was seven years old and I have done it on and off all my life.  But put two needles in my hand and I was flummoxed, even though I always WANTED to learn how to knit.

Well, given that I have had a bit of time on my hands (and off my legs), it was a good time to start.  I only needed a bit of inspiration.

And Shep kindly provided that for me.  He mentioned that he wanted a Jayne Cobb hat from the late, great,  Joss Whedon series, Firefly.  Now that I can learn to knit for.

So I present, without further ado, my first knitting project:

Jayne Cobb Hat

Otherwise known as “The hat that swallowed Harry.”

Have I mentioned that Shep has a REALLY big head?


July 31st, 2008 at 10:39 am
11 Responses to “Good thing it was supposed to look goofy…”
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    Ulrich Says:

    Wow it looks fab!

    I’m so stoked to try it on (then promptly take it off before my head explodes from the heat) and can’t wait to wear it on a fairly regular basis come the winter months….or is it month around here? 😉

    Hugs Sweetie! thank you SOOOO much!


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    Sarah Says:


    Your first knitted hat looks way better than my first knitted hat. Which shrunk, and now fits the cat.

    Very cool!

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    I can knit, at a moderate skill level, but for the life of me, I can’t move beyond afghans and scarves. Nothing I’ve made has ever fit. Ugh.

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    Cinnkitty Says:

    OMG… Shep will finally have his fabled Jayne hat! Good lord, he’ll never take it off. ha..ha..ha… I think you just made his YEAR Robbin! 🙂

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    Trixie Says:

    Did you ask Harry to make that badass face? Cause he is totally the cool kid right there. I think he may have a career in modeling. (See he was all sweet in the little boy-king hat, now he’s cool dude.)

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    magpie Says:

    Cute. I would like to be a better knitter.

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    Gillian Says:

    I love the Firefly series! The characters are so cool. Can’t believe there weren’t more episodes.

    Oh. Great hat too! 🙂

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    OS Says:

    That is brilliant!

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    JuanGrande Says:

    Not brilliant…cunning!
    Looks too big for Shep…send it to me!


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    Fianna Says:

    Wow, you pick up new skills fast! How long has it been since your leg was broken; two, three weeks? It is a great hat, can’t wait to see it on Ulrich.

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