british diver Tom Daley attracted a lot of attention for his knitting at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Then he came out with his own line of knitting patterns. He will then publish a book on knitting in November.
“I share all my tips, tricks and techniques along with 30 exclusive patterns,” in “Made with Love,” Daley posted on social media.
Daley started knitting just before the first COVID lockdown.
“It was mostly my way of finding something to rest and recover,” Daley said on CBS Mornings last week while promoting his autobiography, “Coming up for Air,” released this month. “It was my superpower to make me stop overthinking.”
In addition to winning his first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, cameras caught him knitting while attending other diving events. Already famous with millions of followers between Instagram and Twitter, Daley reached a new wave of fans.
Daley, 28, reportedly said last fall that he will be taking a year off from competition “and then I’ll find out” whether he will return to the sport.
“It’s hard because I know I’m getting better,” he said. GQ article published in Nov. “I’ve always said I’ll keep going until my body gives up or until I get the gold medal. And I have the gold medal. But my body is getting better. So there are a lot of decisions to make in the next year or so.”
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