A blogging virgin...

daveballarat's picture

Hi all ...
I am really inspired by this website ... I have not really accomplished much as a knitter 'cos I have been in the closet and ... well gave up due to isolation... yes I knitted about 20 years ago but no one at the time knitted ... so I stopped.
I wanted to knit when I was living in Asia ... I don't know why ... but I really had this great urge but the weather wasn't right ...too hot... but now that I am living in Turkey, where the weather gets cold, there is a need for handknits and no one seems to knit anymore ... so I started again.

Fortunately I have found a good friend here who has helped me immensely. The attached file is my second hat. The pattern I obtained from my inspirational friend. The first attempt went well...I use it all the time at work, this second one I have given to a friend.

I'm going to attempt to attach a few pics of the hat... I'll be immensely happy if they do upload. I have no faith in these things. I'll upload a few serious pics then a few silly ones. I hope I can take off pics ... if they are too silly... I'm sure people will let me know.
Dave

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Jaredsfa2004's picture

yep, wasn't expecting that

yep, wasn't expecting that last pic...LOL

AndrewNiehus's picture

OMG....I was sitting in the

OMG....I was sitting in the computer lab and opened that last pic...Several people turned at the "OMG" that slipped out of my mouth rather loudly.

daveballarat's picture

Ahhh ...sorry, ummm ...

Ahhh ...sorry, ummm ... didn't mean to put you in a compromising position...

daveballarat
Buyukdere,
Istanbul, Turkey

Kilted Knitter's picture

Welcome!!! Glad to see that

Welcome!!!

Glad to see that your that free to share yourself with us here at MWK! Love the Hat and the Centerfold!!!!
Kilted Knitter

daveballarat's picture

Centrefold ... I think

Centrefold ... I think not... but thanks for the compliment anyway. Nice kilt...I'll be in my kilt this Saturday ... St Andrews Day Ball.
daveballarat
Buyukdere,
Istanbul, Turkey

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Glad you fell the freedom to be yourself in our midst. Now that's a Men Who KNit Calendar picture!

WonderMike's picture

Nice hat. Fab Centerfold. If

Nice hat. Fab Centerfold. If you need help with the reshoot, give me a holler. ;-)

QueerJoe's picture

Is the last picture your

Is the last picture your entry for the Men's Knitting Calendar?

I have to admit, at one point I was going to post a picture of me wearing my orange "willie warmer" and even though it didn't show anything, I still thought it was a bit too risque.

Glad you were less inhibited.

Virgin indeed.

Kilted Knitter's picture

Would love to see you and

Would love to see you and your orange "willie warmer"!! Think I need one of those to wear under my kilt now that it is winter

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog
Joe you should take it and send it to me and Fuzzed privately, we will tell you what we think!

fuzzed's picture

Too risque for the calendar,

Too risque for the calendar, probably, but not for us. Feel free to post!! :)

Unless you're afraid that because it's orange, someone is going to make some sort of "cheese doodle" comment. *snicker*

QueerJoe's picture

lol...I almost had to flag

lol...I almost had to flag your post as offensive...but I'm not sure that's what it's used for.

It is a great hat and I love

It is a great hat and I love the colors!! BTW your pictures uploaded just fine so I have a word of advice for you...I would not doff my hat when I met someone if I were you!!!!
Kurt

daveballarat's picture

Kurt... you are right about

Kurt... you are right about the word 'doff'....you caught me on the hop the other day... I was in a hurry... and wasn't sure your meaning ... cos 'duff' as in 'got her up the duff'means to get someone pregnant.... a 'duffa' is a silly person, a 'dossa' is someone who sleeps anywhere they can... and I just hadn't heard doff used in a long time.

I was caught once naked at my front door with a pizza man... I was fine to take the pizza from him while keeping the door ajar slightly but to give him his money ... well the door blew wide open and ... I was standing there in all my glory... weary nothing but a grin ...

daveballarat
Buyukdere,
Istanbul, Turkey

daveballarat's picture

Cheers, I will bare ....bear

Cheers, I will bare ....bear that in mind :)
Maybe it was a little over the top ... next project ... maybe a little more conversative in the display. Too naughty really...

daveballarat
Buyukdere,
Istanbul, Turkey