This is a sincere question. It doesn't give me sleepless nights, but whenever I come across a picture of another skull hat, I wonder. I made these wrist warmers for my daughter some time in 2006, and was shaking my head in wonderment the whole time. What is the fascination with these skull motives? I see so many hats, scarves, and mittens with them on it, knit beautifully, and in all kind of color combinations, and I don't get it!
I understand if young kids want skull motifs on their knit items - maybe. But adults, women and men alike wear those items proudly.
I never felt skulls to be nice to look at. Reading up on the symbolism, it didn't make me understand this any better. Why is this skull motif so popular, and not a horse shoe, or a pigs head, or a hammer, for instance?
Doesn't it only remind us of our mortality? We all know how we end up sooner or later.
Wikipedia about Skull symbolism
Have you knit things with skull motives on it, and why did you choose it?
Would appreciate if somebody could shed some light on this. :o)
BTW: some of you know that we have been worrying about my dad's health. As of yesterday we know he's FINE!!! What a releave!