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Tom Daley announces a new knitting kit product line!

He just announced it on an Instagram Live (interrupted by his son Robby).

I don't knit but I kind of want to get one of these and learn how.

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by Anonymousreply 85November 30, 2021 3:55 AM

This blanket is cute too.

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by Anonymousreply 1November 25, 2021 5:10 PM

Knitting will never be cool, no matter how hard you try, Tom.

by Anonymousreply 2November 25, 2021 5:11 PM

Ye Gods! Everything looks as if it stepped out of RegrEtsy (now closed). Everything is knit on HUGE needles: US 15-17. I rarely use a needle larger than a US 8 or maybe a US 10. The colors are vile.

by Anonymousreply 3November 25, 2021 5:18 PM

The colours are specially chosen and have something to do with the first Olympics! He's planning on releasing new lines around subsequent Olympics.

I like the variety of the collection. Also the stuffed bird is cute.

I think the bigger needles are supposed to be easier for beginners, right?

by Anonymousreply 4November 25, 2021 5:21 PM

He’s the 21st century Ernest Thesiger.

by Anonymousreply 5November 25, 2021 5:43 PM

Of course he has. Can't just have a hobby, everything has to be monetised now.

R1 220 quid for some wool then you then have to knit into a blanket yourself? What the fuck? He's seriously, ahem, fleecing people with this shit.

by Anonymousreply 6November 25, 2021 5:47 PM

You know he has knitted himself a jockstrap

by Anonymousreply 7November 25, 2021 5:49 PM

r7 he should definitely add the pattern for that to the shop.

by Anonymousreply 8November 25, 2021 8:05 PM

It's the yarn plus the custom patterns and instructions and needles, a package deal. He says it's Merino wool. I don't know what yarn costs but this giant stuffed Snorlax apparently cost several hundred dollars of yarn.

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by Anonymousreply 9November 25, 2021 8:07 PM

He looks like Roddy McDowall in the pic OP linked.

by Anonymousreply 10November 25, 2021 8:34 PM

R9 Oh yeah, that blanket design is just SO unique that no-one else could possibly come up with it. And a quick Google seems to suggest a roll costs a few pounds. So it's a huge rip off.

by Anonymousreply 11November 25, 2021 8:39 PM

r11 it's a product designed to make money, and I think the benefit of it comes from having it all together in one place as a kit. Sure the yarn might be half as cheap elsewhere, but it's cute as a gift or as a project if you just want something turnkey. I think the patterns/colors are unique to his line, which is what he's actually selling.

by Anonymousreply 12November 25, 2021 8:58 PM

I am not sure who he thinks is his audience. The UK has a long history of knitting. I think the average person with a basic knowledge of knitting can copy those designs for far less money.

by Anonymousreply 13November 25, 2021 9:28 PM

I'm sure sales will be strong in Texas, particularly for women who have passed their sixth week of pregnancy.

by Anonymousreply 14November 25, 2021 9:31 PM

Tom is one of those types who thinks he's the first to do everything. Not entirely his fault given the bubble he's lived in for almost his entire life. It's probably a shock to him there's a life beyond the swimming pool and domineering older men riding his coattails.

by Anonymousreply 15November 25, 2021 9:31 PM

Merino is expensive. I use a high quality yarn from an Italian mill it costs 6euros (7ish dollars) for 50 grams. His balls of yarn look even weightier but they do look rather like a blend instead of 100% merino

by Anonymousreply 16November 25, 2021 9:56 PM

His questionable fashion choices are back - and this time with heels. Face is looking rough too.

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by Anonymousreply 17November 26, 2021 1:38 AM

He learnt to knit off YouTube R1, you can do that too, not give Tom Daley 80£ for instructions to knit a hat

And of course his son interrupted him, you know he’s monetizing his family too right?

by Anonymousreply 18November 26, 2021 8:15 AM

I love how you are all ragging on TD and have not considered that DLB is the one trying to make a buck off this.

by Anonymousreply 19November 26, 2021 9:37 AM

I don't have a problem with anyone making money where they can. No one is forcing anyone to buy these kits, and they look like fun.

I don't get the apparent hatred for either of them though - from some of the dumb posts above it seems like it's approaching Meghan Markle levels of weird obsession.

by Anonymousreply 20November 26, 2021 4:21 PM

He's a cardigan-carrying homosekshul.

by Anonymousreply 21November 26, 2021 4:23 PM

it would be fun if he would post an instruction video on how to knit his sweater

by Anonymousreply 22November 26, 2021 4:28 PM

R19 If that were the case Tom could easily say no.

R20 Ugh, another fangirl who can't take people being slightly critical over her little fav.

by Anonymousreply 23November 26, 2021 5:33 PM

He's me Granny Mavis transmigrated into the body of a gay diving faun!

by Anonymousreply 24November 26, 2021 5:36 PM

R23 hah, yep, exactly like the Meghan Markle freaks. Pointing out weird excessive behavior over someone you are ambivalent about is "fangirling" to them.

by Anonymousreply 25November 26, 2021 6:15 PM

Can’t he shut shut up and dive! Kidding. Glad he’s found a new hobbies now that’s he’s an old bitch by diving standards.

by Anonymousreply 26November 26, 2021 6:35 PM

R25 Go on then, point out what comments you think are "excessive behaviour"

by Anonymousreply 27November 26, 2021 7:44 PM

R17 I see that he and Tom Holland have both been going through RDJ's garbage at night.

by Anonymousreply 28November 26, 2021 8:30 PM

Who is “them” R20? This thread is Tom Daley

by Anonymousreply 29November 26, 2021 9:05 PM

It’s exclusive on his Patreon$$$ R22

by Anonymousreply 30November 26, 2021 9:08 PM

Does he have “a” Patreon?

by Anonymousreply 31November 26, 2021 9:39 PM

He does, in fact

by Anonymousreply 32November 26, 2021 9:40 PM

He’s convinced his fangirls to pay now for content they got free for years, and they’re eating it up. Viz:

R20 [quote] I don't have a problem with anyone making money where they can. [/quote]

They truly believe they should pay anything “to support him”. Heaven forbid he get real work now he retired

by Anonymousreply 33November 26, 2021 10:30 PM

Here he is modeling one of the jumpers!

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by Anonymousreply 34November 27, 2021 1:00 AM

Haha r33 messed up the quote tags during his jealous rant 🤭

by Anonymousreply 35November 27, 2021 1:00 AM

It's so very strange that he's been chided here for not having another profession if/when/once his diving career faded other than being a young kept man for a lucky, minor Hollywood writer. Yet when he does and it's not any 'ol convenient money maker, the DL meanies just fucking pounce without scruples.

Take a step back, gentleman, and breathe.

by Anonymousreply 36November 27, 2021 3:23 AM

Just making stuff up now, eh R36? Also LOL at the idea Dustin is so successful that Tom could be his kept boy.

But sure, a Patreon and selling wool at a huge mark up is a "profession" now.

by Anonymousreply 37November 27, 2021 3:27 AM

How about a burlap thong?

by Anonymousreply 38November 27, 2021 3:44 AM

[quote]Also LOL at the idea Dustin is so successful that Tom could be his kept boy.

Can you not read, sir?

[Quote]a lucky, minor Hollywood writer.

by Anonymousreply 39November 27, 2021 4:35 AM

R39 Yes, I read the part where you said he was kept.

by Anonymousreply 40November 27, 2021 4:37 AM

The younger, inexperienced ones usually are...

by Anonymousreply 41November 27, 2021 5:51 AM

So much jealousy in this thread by just a few people.

The leaked pics of Dustin fucking that guy (pre Tom) - Dustin's hot body, big chest and cock - woof! Tom is getting plowed nightly. The pics were mostly scrubbed from the internet but I'm sure they are still out there.

And r37 yep, Tom makes good money as an influencer - he has 3.4 million followers - just promoting brands and products. He's reaching the end of shelf life for being an Olympic diver, so it's good that he's got so many revenue sources. He makes money from his diving, he makes money from brand sponsorships, his Patreon, and now he's got this new knitting kit line business. He will probably continue to make money from diving by being a commentator as well.

It's impressive that he's managed to do all this, raise a family, at a relatively young age.

I'm guessing r37 thinks you have to be behind a desk all day for him to consider that a "real job".

I have no idea what DLB is doing now, but he seems to want to stay out of the limelight as much as possible.

by Anonymousreply 42November 27, 2021 6:29 AM

Tee hee 🤭 R35

by Anonymousreply 43November 27, 2021 11:29 AM

He's turned into a knitting nanna to complement his old man boyfriend

by Anonymousreply 44November 27, 2021 11:56 AM

I get the distinct impression that he's one of those annoying, self important know it all twinks with shit for brains you come across on Grindr that are only good for fucking and discarding before they get clingy.

by Anonymousreply 45November 27, 2021 12:00 PM

Tom is likeable enough. My problem with him is that he's constantly promoting himself.

by Anonymousreply 46November 27, 2021 12:06 PM

R17 OMG that look. The guy cannot dress. And nobody has staged an intervention? As far as the knitting goes, the clunky knits are attractive but he has no sense of color.

It's time for this world class jock, who is still in his twenties, to get some formal schooling in an esthetic domain.

by Anonymousreply 47November 27, 2021 2:07 PM

Well done Tom! Everyone should do some business they enjoy.

by Anonymousreply 48November 27, 2021 2:24 PM

His knit looks are a certain style that work for him - he seems to love the chunky knits. Works for slender twinks and people in London I suppose. Probably less so for the average UK citizen or average American. But you don't have to appeal to everyone to build a business, in fact niche markets are where the money is being made nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 49November 27, 2021 2:28 PM

R49, you are too kind. Really TOO kind. Chunky knits are for bad knitters with low attention spans. It is the paint-by-numbers/hot glue gun of knitting.

by Anonymousreply 50November 27, 2021 2:35 PM

Hah, I didn't realize the knitting community had its own elite class that looked down on people not doing it certain ways. When I think of knitting I think of gay guys who learned it from their aunts or grandmas, and housewives.

by Anonymousreply 51November 27, 2021 2:39 PM

[quote]When I think of knitting I think of gay guys who learned it from their aunts or grandmas, and housewives.

Exactly. That is why we look down at the summer camp crafty, everyone deserves a trophy, chunky yarn crap. We were taught by masters of the art and taught to appreciate the skills and materials that go into knitting.

by Anonymousreply 52November 27, 2021 2:50 PM

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by Anonymousreply 53November 27, 2021 3:02 PM

R45 Oh he absolutely is. He did an interview with Attitude a couple of years ago where he condemned gay guys being promiscuous (this was before it was revealed he was cheating on Dustin, of course) and said it only happened because gay guys didn't fall in love until gay marriage was legalised, as otherwise there was no point.

This was the same interview where he said he was going to stop posing for photos with no clothes on and wanted people to get to know the real him. How'd that one work out for you Tom?

by Anonymousreply 54November 27, 2021 6:01 PM

R42 Aw, more sad fangirl whinging. No-one's jealous of Tom - well, except you it seems. Sure, try and convince yourself Dustin is hot, no-one else is falling for it. So go on, buy your overpriced wool from him, he's gonna need your money given his shitty One Show appearance killed off any chance of a media career.

by Anonymousreply 55November 27, 2021 6:05 PM

Do his patterns involve steeking? If not, he is a hopeless amateur.

by Anonymousreply 56November 27, 2021 6:06 PM

r55 you're so weird.

by Anonymousreply 57November 27, 2021 6:09 PM

Ooh, I found (some of) the DLB photos. Such a hot chest.

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by Anonymousreply 58November 27, 2021 6:14 PM

His cock is ugly. The guy fucking him has a hot cock though.

by Anonymousreply 59November 27, 2021 6:49 PM

Side note:

In other parts of the world knitting is a common task that men do, but for some reason in the US it’s a distinctly female thing to do. It’s unfortunate. I recently started knitting and it’s very relaxing. Sadly when you look online knitting is mostly devoted to baby clothes and the fraus.

by Anonymousreply 60November 27, 2021 7:17 PM

R59 other way around. DLB is the one with the hot cock, and he's fucking the other guy.

by Anonymousreply 61November 27, 2021 7:21 PM

R60 I know a gay guy that runs a knitting shop in a scenic small town in the midwest. He gives classes and has said it's 100% Frau central. They seem to love him though!

by Anonymousreply 62November 27, 2021 7:23 PM

R61 No, dumb dumb, DLB is the bottom in those photos.

by Anonymousreply 63November 27, 2021 9:52 PM
by Anonymousreply 64November 27, 2021 10:22 PM

I'm pretty sure this is DLB giving the other guy, with the happy trail and that HOT COCK, a tonguing. And I'm pretty sure the cock with the ugly mushroom head is DLB's.

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by Anonymousreply 65November 28, 2021 12:13 AM

r63 You're incorrect, DLB was the top. I remember when the video was leaked originally and the articles that accompanied it.

Sorry you were born without a working frontal lobe.

by Anonymousreply 66November 28, 2021 1:30 AM

Here, note the photo on the left with DLB holding his cock. It's not the same unusual cockhead as the photo below it, which is smaller than DLB's.

Also note DLB's hot chest, just because.

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by Anonymousreply 67November 28, 2021 1:36 AM

Learn to post a pic, cock retard.

They were flip fucking.

by Anonymousreply 68November 28, 2021 1:37 AM

r68 Compare the cocks, fool. The weird one is not DLB's. You can see DLB holding his cock in that first pic. I'm not sure I can make it any simpler for you, without remedial kindergarten where kids learn differences between things.

I don't direct link pics because the link previews don't show them. I think you can handle going to the link and looking at the pic though. Although I may be expecting too much from you.

by Anonymousreply 69November 28, 2021 1:42 AM

"the first pic" where. Your pic post is a FAIL.

by Anonymousreply 70November 28, 2021 1:44 AM

This is JLB on his back. Getting fucked. Holding his dick. Which has an UGLY MUSHROOM HEAD and is the same average sized mushroom headed cock in the other pics. it is DLB ugly COCK. The other one has a hot big cock. Sorry your a blind, Helen. Miss Keller, why are you even looking at cock pics, as you are BLIND.

by Anonymousreply 71November 28, 2021 1:46 AM


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by Anonymousreply 72November 28, 2021 1:46 AM

Putting you on ignore now ❤️

by Anonymousreply 73November 28, 2021 1:46 AM

DLB's mushroom headed cock!

It's ugly. But it would do if I loved him of course. It's not a microdick by any means.

DLB married UP. Tom was a hell of a lot hotter than DLB ever was.

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by Anonymousreply 74November 28, 2021 1:48 AM

Well, this took an unexpectedly lurid turn.

by Anonymousreply 75November 28, 2021 2:03 AM

Yes, knitting is Frau central, though there are a number of hipster purple hair, heavily tattooed types, particularly among designers and dyers.

I've never bought a kit, I find having everything chosen for me unappealing, but I know a number of knitters who love kits--they like the predictability factor and knowing that all they have to do is follow the rules.

All of Daley's patterns are on the easy/advanced beginner side. The big yarn means the project can be finished by even a fairly inexperienced, slow knitter.

Not my cup of tea, but there's definitely a market for his style of kits

by Anonymousreply 76November 28, 2021 2:24 AM

R66 First, no you don't remember the video, because no video leaked. Why even lie about that?

Second, look at the base of the cock and the pubes in the sucking pic, then look at the base of the cock and the pubes of the top. Obviously the same. You're literally the only person I've ever seen claim that DLB is the top. Staggeringly stupid.

by Anonymousreply 77November 28, 2021 2:39 AM

R76 They have to keep them simple as Tom's fans - much like Tom himself - are quite simple themselves. Look at the ones posting in this thread for proof of that.

by Anonymousreply 78November 28, 2021 3:08 AM

Regarding how the USA regards men who knit, I was the subject of a scathing blog post because I was knitting in The Big Cup, NY. I think it was Michael Lucas' blog so I thought it was kind of a hoot that he was complaining about my behavior.

by Anonymousreply 79November 28, 2021 11:08 AM

Please please tell us what the connection is to the first Olympics R4?

by Anonymousreply 80November 29, 2021 11:59 PM

Is it just me, or is Tom Daly getting GAYER!

(As if that's possible.)

by Anonymousreply 81November 30, 2021 12:02 AM

[quote]it would be fun If he would post an instruction video on how to knit his sweater.

If he did post one, it would most likely be on his Patreon. Ka-ching!

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by Anonymousreply 82November 30, 2021 12:08 AM

Agreed R75.

Imagine a teenager Googling, “Tom Daley Knitting Lance” and winding up on this thread.

Won’t someone think of the children?

by Anonymousreply 83November 30, 2021 12:15 AM

Op is that his own knitting? He's got a good hand. He has limited design and color sense. It's very gay-boy.

by Anonymousreply 84November 30, 2021 12:21 AM

I will say, back in the 80s before the internet existed, or cell phones, or DVR's-- back when people had HOBBIES and READ BOOKS, etc. I went to summer camp and a councilor taught me how to make bracelets using colored string and tying knots. It was meditative to sit and shut off your brain and tie knots for hours on end. It made my anxiety go down , so I get why youngins play video games or watch porn, because it shuts off your anxiety and fills your brain with good chemicals, like dopamine!

So, I get why he knits... but still.... it's kinda GAAAAAY!!!

by Anonymousreply 85November 30, 2021 3:55 AM
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