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Knitting_Guy
08-23-2008, 08:08 PM
I had a woman in NY admiring my knitting work and begging me to knit her a hat. After explaining that I would likely never see her again, and yet more pleading from her, I wound up giving her the Ugly Hat I'd knit a while back.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2190/2159432383_291dc209bf.jpg?v=0

She seemed to really like it.

In Wisconsin I wound up giving the just finished hat to match the sapphire sweater to another young lady who really admired it. I hadn't even had a chance to shoot a pic of that one yet.

Oh well, I can always knit another one. It's just nice to have someone appreciate the work.

Knit4Pie
08-23-2008, 08:27 PM
Wow that's really generous of you!

Duessa
08-23-2008, 08:42 PM
you are truely so sweet. It was wonderful that they would let you give it to them! It is great to have your hard work appreciated! And you do such great work Mason. It must have put a smile on your face.

The.Knitter
08-23-2008, 09:12 PM
Awwww Mason, you are a sucker for a pretty face! How generous of you to gift your knitting that way! I bet those women think of you every time they wear those hats!!!

Jaxhil
08-23-2008, 09:14 PM
That is very sweet of you! It is so nice to have your work admired and appreciated-I am sure they feel very blessed :cool:

Puddinpop
08-23-2008, 09:18 PM
Were they hitting on you, Mason?:wink:

brittyknits
08-23-2008, 09:41 PM
You "knit it forward"-- pure magic, Mason.:hug:

brittyknits
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Were they hitting on you, Mason?:wink:

And if they were, you've disovered best pick-up technic, ever.:) Hey, this is how to get more men knitting!:mrgreen:

Jan in CA
08-23-2008, 10:59 PM
Nice, Mason! :thumbsup:

Crycket
08-24-2008, 12:34 AM
Doesn't it just feel good....*smiles* It doesn't matter what you feel about your work, if someone else is high on it....that is what matters!

Sewing Angel
08-24-2008, 01:54 AM
You know, I think this is one of the greatest pleasures in hand crafting something. Being able to give it to someone who truly appreciates it! Its nice to see the joy on someone's face when you give them an unexpected gift like that. I've really enjoyed giving things away unexpectedly. I think its more of a gift to me sometimes to know I've brightened someones day.
Thanks Mason.

iwouldratherbeknitting
08-24-2008, 02:20 AM
I know Mason... I bet if you knitted an afghan-- that I'd really, really like it... and then, when I admired it, you could give it to me. Doesn't that sound like a good plan? IT DOES TO ME! :woohoo:

:roflhard: :rofl: :roflhard: :cool: :roflhard:

Debkcs
08-24-2008, 02:44 AM
I was going to write the basically the same thing as Iwouldratherbeknitting, I love knitted gifts!

ritaw
08-24-2008, 03:36 AM
Very generous Mason. Your work is lovely and it must be nice to knw that people admire your work :)

susi
08-24-2008, 06:18 AM
wow, you are so generous. most people wouldnt give anything to a complete stranger (unless she wanted to see you again :wink: ).
You were very generous though :cheering:

Slim
08-24-2008, 08:55 AM
I understand completely, Mason. I do the same thing, and then my family says, "You gave that away!!? We thought it was for you!" Maybe it's a sickness, but I think it's a nice one.

I'm sure those ladies will love their hats, and think of your kindness often. More importantly, you'll have the memory of their surprise and pleasure at receiving such a lovely and unexpected gift. BTW, that hat is NOT ugly!

gingerbread
08-24-2008, 09:50 AM
Oh Mason you are the sweetest guy.:thumbsup: I agree the hat is not ugly.

mwhite
08-24-2008, 10:17 AM
Good for you, Mason! At least they are not sitting in a container, only to be shown or handled occasionally and I know these recipients will thoroughly enjoy them! It's funny how we think something is ugly or not up-to-par and others find them completely satisfactory and are delighted that someone would share them! Another example of someone really appreciating your God-given talent!

Debbie
08-24-2008, 02:30 PM
Are you sure it was really the hat they wanted ??? :)

MerigoldinWA
08-24-2008, 02:34 PM
Oh yeah, I think a lot of us hand crafters are suckers for appreciation. It feels so warm and fuzzy...almost like that hat you just gave away. ;) :hug: Like you said you can make another one for yourself.

InterNette
08-24-2008, 03:47 PM
A good deed never goes unnoticed. How kind of you. I am a sucker for give aways too, I dont do no very well. My knitting teacher always said you tell someone ok well it takes me 40 hours to make such and such, now what can you for me for 40 hours. Sounds fair in theory but I could never ever say it. Well I did once to a greedy cousin who wants and wants and would never dream of even offering a glass of water to her own mother.
Well think of the stories she can share now about this wonderful knitter who gifted her a hat.

MAmaDawn
08-24-2008, 09:36 PM
That was very sweet!

Knitting_Guy
08-24-2008, 10:03 PM
Were they hitting on you, Mason?:wink:
Naw, not at all. The one in WI calls me her "other father".

I'm too ugly to be hit on :rofl:

Knitting_Guy
08-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Are you sure it was really the hat they wanted ??? :)
Yeah, I have no delusions in that regard :rofl:

Knitting_Guy
08-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Oh yeah, I think a lot of us hand crafters are suckers for appreciation. It feels so warm and fuzzy...almost like that hat you just gave away. ;) :hug: Like you said you can make another one for yourself.
Yep, already started it...which drew some additional female attention tonight :rofl:

Puddinpop
08-24-2008, 10:09 PM
That's boloney, Mason.

Knitting_Guy
08-24-2008, 10:13 PM
That's boloney, Mason.
Huh?

Mommyof2andangel
08-25-2008, 01:03 AM
That is so sweet. What a kind gesture. Good deeds are sometimes the only nice thing that happens in a person's day

farmgirl
08-25-2008, 08:33 AM
That is so sweet. What a kind gesture. Good deeds are sometimes the only nice thing that happens in a person's day
That is so true!

Cynamar
08-25-2008, 09:01 AM
You are NOT too ugly to hit on!

Knitting_Guy
08-25-2008, 04:29 PM
You are NOT too ugly to hit on!
You're not think baseball bat are you? :oo:

mwhite
08-25-2008, 04:39 PM
:teehee:

Cynamar
08-25-2008, 04:39 PM
lol. No.

Puddinpop
08-25-2008, 05:15 PM
I'm too ugly to be hit on

That's what I said was baloney. Maybe the one calling you a second father was not hitting on you, but maybe the other one was?

Knitting_Guy
08-25-2008, 08:12 PM
That's what I said was baloney. Maybe the one calling you a second father was not hitting on you, but maybe the other one was?

nah, they just wanted a hat.

lelvsdgs
08-25-2008, 09:35 PM
Whether they were hitting on you or not, it was a wonderful thing to do. Those gals will tell everyone they know and your kindness will be "paid forward" in so many ways. And I agree, that ugly hat was completely misnamed. Stay safe out there.

ArtLady1981
08-26-2008, 02:09 AM
Way to go guy!

brittyknits
08-26-2008, 11:00 AM
Aw, Mason, you're gorgeous! And how many guys have dozens of women following their every move as they knit through a sapphire sweater?! We're all your groupies, here:teehee: .

Cynamar
08-26-2008, 11:37 AM
Your groupies want to see this sapphire sweater on you, too.

Knitting_Guy
08-26-2008, 12:09 PM
Your groupies want to see this sapphire sweater on you, too.

Actually I posted that pic in Whatcha Knittin

Cynamar
08-26-2008, 12:48 PM
GOing to look for it now.

twoxover
08-29-2008, 07:26 AM
Hey Mason...
jumping in late here (got back from vacation!)...but you were great to give away your hats. you do know that you will now be talked about for years, that you'll become more handsome with each telling of the story, and that they'll love you forever!

and as everyone else has said...paying it forward, that's the way to go!

betsey

Knitting_Guy
08-29-2008, 09:13 PM
you'll become more handsome with each telling of the story
I could use that :roflhard:

Pay It Forward is one of my favorite movies. I'm a firm believer in karma.

Wanda Witch
08-29-2008, 09:28 PM
I just caught up with these recent posts, Mason. First of all, you are NOT ugly. You are a beautiful person, inside and out. Any woman, worth her salt would be fortunate to have you by her side. If you want to give hats away, well, you are waaaay too generous, but indeed there again, that shows your true self, your heart. God Love, our Mason. If I were about 45 or so years younger, I'd 'hit' on you. Oh, damn, did 'I' say that!! :teehee: :teehee: :wink:

lihutchi
08-30-2008, 06:31 PM
Mason, you are a total class act!

Abbily
09-02-2008, 10:38 AM
Mason, that's so sweet! Any chance you'll be coming through Austin anytime soon? :)

Knitting_Guy
09-02-2008, 06:46 PM
Mason, that's so sweet! Any chance you'll be coming through Austin anytime soon? :)
Thanks. I get down that way every once in a while. Right now I'm working my way towards home.

bambi
09-03-2008, 03:20 PM
AWWW, Mason! You are such a big, sweet marshmellow!!! And not too ugly to be hit on.

Bambi

Dangles
09-04-2008, 01:17 AM
Good grief, I almost missed a Mason post.

First of all, way to go. Your hat looks great and good on you to pass it on. Secondly, you're not ugly at all. You're beautiful inside and out. :hug: Last but not least, great looking sweater.