Tom Daley's Olympic events in Tokyo may be over, but that won't stop him (or his knitting needles) from making a splash. The pro diver was recently spotted on the sidelines of the women's 3-metre springboard final on 1 Aug. and the men's 3-metre springboard preliminary round on 2 Aug. crafting his latest creations. As revealed in an Instagram story, Daley was knitting a purple doggy jumper for Izzy The Frenchie (@izzythe.frenchie) using a Knittingland (@knittingland) pattern, and then a cream-coloured "Team GB" Olympic cardigan the next day.
Daley's love for knitting and crocheting started at the beginning of COVID-19 lockdown and has continued to be a bright spot as he trained for the Summer Games. "Learning to knit and crochet has helped me so much through these Olympics," he explained on his dedicated Instagram page @madewithlovebytomdaley. In fact, to celebrate his first-ever gold medal, Daley crocheted his award a cosy little sweater pouch. We'll be eagerly awaiting an update on what he's making next. For now, enjoy the photos ahead of Daley knitting in the Olympic stands like a pro.