So I'm retiring the Firefly website. I can't face Firefly anymore, and I'm done with Jayne hats. It causes too much anxiety for me to keep up with (partly because of the illness, partly because of my natural tendencies toward anxiety, and partly because Firefly itself causes anxiety now after the movie).
I'm keeping up the Jayne hat pattern, though, since some people find it useful. Honestly, though, it's not the best Jayne hat pattern out there. Still, you can find it here, if you're looking for it (with the comments people posted): http://dryope.typepad.com/grove/2006/02/jayne_cobb_hat_.html
We had some good times. The five year old girl who was obsessed with Jayne (I totally understand), the person from Peru who was upset that I was mocking his culture with the hat. And all those people who taught themselves to knit just to make one.
I feel bad, leaving like this, especially by doing it so irresponsibly and abruptly like I have. But I figure, at best I have a good excuse (every so often being sick has its benefits) and at worst, it's what Jayne Cobb would have done. Except he'd probably have robbed people and then gone on to shoot them in the back. But at least he would have acted irresponsibly.
So I'm bowing out, Jayne-style.