“Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley brought his knitting needles to Tokyo” links

I’m completely obsessed with the fact that Tom Daley brought his knitting needles to the Tokyo Olympics and that he knitted during the Olympics, and he made himself a little medal-cozy for his gold medal. Oh, and he has an Instagram account devoted to all of the stuff he’s knitted during the pandemic. [Just Jared]
Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final. [Buzzfeed]
I would go so far as to say that Martin Scorsese’s Instagram has granddad energy more than dad energy, but it’s all the same! [Pajiba]
This one dress is made up of at least four ugly dresses. [Go Fug Yourself]
This kitty said “I ain’t moving.” [Dlisted]
Kristen Stewart is going to the Venice Film Festival. [LaineyGossip]
Sofia Vergara at 49 is better than I’ve ever looked. [Seriously OMG]
Margot Robbie looked great in Nanushka. [RCFA]
Olivia Culpo is enjoying her Italian breakfast. [Egotastic]
A Love After Lockup family reunion ends in chaos. [Starcasm]
LGBTQ+ Olympians are coming out! [Towleroad]

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  1. bettyrose says:

    You probably have a lot of time to sit around at the Olympics, and it’s probably very soothing to knit. Maybe I should take it up.

    • Trixie says:

      It’s a fantastic meditation. I knit all kinds of things and over the lockdowns I have been knitting scarves and hats for the homeless. I have stacks of them waiting for the cold weather so I can hand them out from my car.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      Knitting is great. You’re never stuck waiting with nothing to do. Also, if a restless type person like I am, it gives you something to channel all the fidgets into, and at the end of it you have socks or a chunky hat or a fabulous 1950s style cardigan. Which is much more constructive than picking the sofa to bits, which is what I’d be doing if I didn’t knit.

  2. Eurydice says:

    Wow, he’s a determined knitter – stranded knitting in the medal cozy and it looks like a sweater with an intarsia pattern? If you love knitting, then you never get impatient with delays. The bus is late, appointment rescheduled, judges taking too long to post a score? Great, an opportunity to knit a few more rows.

    Happy that Simone feels well enough to compete. I wish the best for her, whatever the outcome.

  3. SpankyB says:

    I had a neighborhood cat do that to me in my driveway. He would not move and I was blocking cars as I was trying to turn. I had to pick him up and move him out of the way. Everyone sitting in their cars waiting were cracking up. I have a feeling he’d done the same thing to them too. LOL

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      At first thought to, “I had a neighborhood cat do that to me in my driveway,” I’m picturing a cat sitting there knitting. 😐 I have no range today lol.

      • SpankyB says:

        How cute would that be! LOL He’s a Maine Coon so he’s extra furry, extra huge, and extra adorable.

  4. lucy2 says:

    Wow, he is a very skilled knitter! And now I want a tiny knitted pink sofa for my cats.
    I’m happy for Simone, and will forever admire her, no matter what.

    Martin Scorcese’s dogs are adorable, and I’m envious of his home library.

  5. Truthiness says:

    I’ve followed Tom Daley’s youtube channel for a long time and he is a really good knitter! He made his (Oscar winning) husband a really cool cardigan for Christmas. They are an adorable family.

  6. Msmlnp says:

    Yes! I bring my knitting everywhere with me. I was at a pool with some of my husbands work people once- someone said “you’re just going to sit here and knit?”
    Ummm, yeah.

    • Trixie says:

      Same! My knitting is always in my bag…and if I’m not knitting I’m balling my yarn to prepare to knit lol

  7. death by bacon says:

    Daley: I swim and knit.

    Me: Slpoooosh

  8. Willow says:

    At least that guy could drive around the cat. There was a road where I lived in Charleston, had a little bridge over a creek full of alligators. On sunny days they would stretch across the 2 lane bridge, completely blocking it. You had to sit there in your car until DNR showed up or the alligator decided to move on it’s own.

  9. Sarah B says:

    Weird question, but can you bring knitting needles in your carryon luggage on a plane?

    • Fran says:

      I’ve never had an issue with my knitting in my carry-on (European flights only, haven’t been in the US for ages) . To avoid trouble with over zealous security personnel, I make sure to have interchangeable needle tips.

    • Lucy says:

      Yes you can. I’ve had no trouble, and I’ve been bringing needles on planes with me since 2002. Bring bamboo ones if you’re worried, but I’ve never even had them scrutinized.

    • Trixie says:

      I’ve flown from Canada to Scotland knitting the entire time and no one said a peep. At the Glasgow airport on one of my return flights, my needles were taking from me before I got on the plane. I think it all depends on the whether the security guard’s granny was a knitter or not.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      After 9/11 there was a time you couldn’t and I remember people saying you can technically knit with 2 ballpoint pens.

      • BeanieBean says:

        …and you can kill a man with a ballpoint pen, as demonstrated by Joe Pesci in Casino.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      Seems to be an ‘it depends’. Different policies for different countries and airlines. I took a sock project with the most non-threatening needles possible from NZ to Australia, Air NZ were totally cool with it, but the Aussies wouldn’t let me take the same needles back on the plane to return home, I had to take them out of the sock and surrender them.

      Can totally understand them not allowing metal straight needles, but most are OK with circulars or small double-pointed these days.

  10. Neners says:

    As a fellow yarnie (crocheter, here; just can’t quite get the hang of knitting as much), I’ve never related more to an Olympian. Any time is the right time for some yarn work 🙂

  11. sbwild2000 says:

    He is adorable.

  12. Keats says:

    he just made me think “what a cutie pie” and now I am 1000 years old.

  13. Eleonora says:

    I love this