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Tom Daley knits dog jumper while watching Olympic diving and literally everybody is swooning

"The one thing that has kept me sane throughout this whole process is my love for knitting."

2021-08-03

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: BBC

Tom Daley has revealed he was knitting a dog jumper during the women's 3m springboard final at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday (1 August).

(If you think that's random/adorable, wait until you see his cat couch!)

The diver - who recently won gold in the men's synchronized 10m platform with partner Matty Lee - shared the design on Instagram yesterday.

"How cute do they all look?"

"I made my friends some doggy jumpers!" said the 27-year-old after footage of him knitting the item went viral. "It is the cutest little pattern to follow by @knittingland. How cute do they all look?! I was making another one at the pool yesterday lol."

The star has previously told followers of his dedicated knitting Instagram account, @madewithlovebytomdaley: "The one thing that has kept me sane throughout this whole process is my love for knitting and crochet and all things stitching." 

 
 
 
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The husband of Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has previously knitted a pouch for his gold medal, again sharing the design on social media.

Last month, Tom raised £5,787 for The Brain Tumour Charity by raffling off a rainbow jumper he'd knitted on Crowdfunder.

 
 
 
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"I love to knit and crochet," Tom told fans. "I have so many things that I have made and they just sit around the house, so I wanted to set up a way to raffle them off and raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity!" 

The dad to three-year-old Robbie Ray added: "My dad died in 2011 from a Brain Tumour and since then I have been trying to raise as much money as possible for the Brain Tumour Charity to help towards research for a cure and treatments! It is the biggest cancer killer of under 40s and we have so much more to learn."

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