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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-meter springboard final on August 1 crafting his latest creation. There’s no telling exactly what Daley is stringing together with purple yarn — perhaps a gift for his diving partner, Matty Lee, or for his husband, Dustin Lance Black — but judging by his previous work, it’s bound to be something special.
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 cozy 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.