Best concentrate, even an Olympian can drop a stitch!
Claire and I, both being Pom’s, would like to congratulate the diver, Tom Daley, on his recent gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
However, whilst Tom’s diving ability is undisputedly the best in the world, it is his talent for knitting that has caught ours, and the world’s, attention.
Shortly after his gold medal win, Tom was spotted in the stands cheering on fellow athletes, and at the same time, knitting a doggy jumper.
The following morning, at a press conference, he produced his knitted medal cosy, describing it as follows…”It’s got a Union Jack on one side and the Japanese flag on the other. The medal and the ribbon tucks in nicely and I can carry my medal around without getting scratched” Tom goes on to explain “knitting has become my way of finding calm, mindfulness and relieve stress, it’s the one thing that has kept me sane through this whole (Olympic) process”. And…most importantly Tom revealed he had packed a large amount of wool in this Tokyo bound suitcase. The wise knitter knew, due to Coronavirus restrictions’ he would not be allowed to leave the Olympic village, and any trips to a Tokyo wool shop would be totally out of the question. What a very smart boy!
If you would like to see more of Tom's creations he has a designated knitting Instagram account which you can follow here