Personally, I am not a knitter. I did learn how when I was young but my one and only knitting project was a disaster. So today I envy the truly badass knitters out there, the ones who can knit anything. Like this perfect Viking headgear:
Or how about something in a more Lord-of-the-Rings style?
Such knitters even have badass tattoos.
Don't mess with them or you'll end up with a needle in your eye!