This baby right here embodies a certain quality I like to call majesticfulness. Imagine yourself, as you don this knitted viking helmet, rowing your knitted viking warship over turbulent woolen seas; finding new, knitted lands, pillaging their knitted villages, raping their knitted inhabitants.
No, seriously, the vikings were first-class dicks.
Anyway, for those keeping count, I picked up stitches from the Viking Hat pattern (with modified horns) and just sort of winged it.
It's not even like I particularly like vikings or anything. In fact, I think they're douches. Even historians are hard-pressed to find any justification for their long-term fuckstickery.
I do like Neanderthals (if we are rating historic peoples here). And as it turns out, my ancestors might have, like, really really liked them:
Neanderthals may have interbred with humans
It's probably all theory and argument at this point still but this is huge. They're closer, genetically, to chimps, than they are to us, so the fact that we were able to interbreed at all is shocking. And creepy.