Pic from The Helmet Project
Sometimes life is hard. We all know this; that there are stretches of time when it feels like nothing is going your way and you can't even win for losing. And it's disheartening, which is why there are all sorts of pithy statements in existence to help us buck up and keep plugging along, such as the hoary "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade" and the more recent (and more proactive) "put on your big-girl/big-boy panties and deal with it." But for my money, the one that helps put it all in perspective is a quip from Denis Leary: "Life sucks, get a [expletive deleted] helmet!"
Not sure why that helps so much, but it does. My guess is the source of its power is the [expletive deleted], but I digress.
But even though getting a helmet sounds good in theory, the reality is that helmets are not really all that practical in everyday life. With the exceptions of playing football/hockey or riding a bike/motorcycle, there really isn't much of a precedent set for average folks to be running around in helmets.
Which is why I'm glad for crocheted helmets; they help give you the psychological boost you need but are obviously not-helmet-like enough to keep people from wondering if you were the kid who ate the paste in your kindergarten class.
First up, we have this crocheted aviator's helmet which--for reasons I have been unable to suss out entirely--keeps bringing to mind James Earl Jones's headdress from Conan the Barbarian.
...I'm thinking it's the ear flaps. Or the angle of the picture. Or maybe I just need another cup of coffee.
For the old-school gamers out there; wouldn't you like a crocheted Mega Man helmet?
Oh, that's not hardcore enough for you? Well, hows about this one:
Yes, this is a Proto Man helmet. And yes, the sunglasses and scarf are necessary.
Admittedly, I don't know much about caving but this crocheted caving helmet looks pretty snazzy. The power source for the light on the back is a nice touch.
Okay--I had to translate this from Japanese with the help of Google Chrome, but from what I've been able to glean, this is a crocheted headphone helmet. Meaning, that sucker's got headphones built into the sucker, so you can wear it and rock out while listening to your MP3 player of choice at the same time.
...I know I say this a lot, but this might just be the coolest thing I have ever seen. EVER. My props; they are given to you, lady.