Olympic Diver Tom Daley Knitting His Way Through The Olympics
Marc Gordon - August 12, 2021

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

By Edgar Guest

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along? Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng? Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way, Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said; Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent? As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say, You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

The 27-year-old British Olympic diver has been taking the Internet by storm and capturing the hearts of many after photos went viral of him knitting on the sidelines. Olympian Tom Daley from Great Britain is a four-time Olympic medalist, a double world champion, and recently won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics this year. If all of that wasn’t enough, he also happens to be a magnificent knitter. According to Daley, knitting became a passion of his from the start of lockdown. He’s just’ knot’s’ about it! (See what we did there?). It seems there’s so much more to Daley that we never knew that we just had to find out!

 

Olympic diver Thomas daily knitting at the aquatics Center during the Olympic games in August 2021

Getty Images/AFP/Oli Scarff

 

We think of Olympians as shape-defying, out-of-this-world humans, but they’re just like us in many ways and need activities in their lives to ground them as well. This is exactly why we are all for Daley’s knitting hobby. If you ask us, he should win a medal just for “best hobby” at the Tokyo Olympics. He even has a whole Instagram page dedicated to his knitting creations called @madewithlovebytomdaley. Can you think of anything more wholesome? When he won gold, he even knitted a cute sock for his medal to stay tucked and safe to prevent it from getting scratched. It’s kind of a genius idea actually.

 

You’d think that knitting is only reserved for grandmas, but Daley is proving that that is definitely a pastime. Not only do his knitting skills show his talent, but it also shows how fun and meditative this activity can be. Who knew knitting could have all these benefits. We are not sure how he managed to take the time to really hone in on his craft, but we are seriously impressed. He recently made a sweater dedicated to his time at the Olympics and explained, “When I got to Tokyo, I wanted to make something that would remind me of the Olympics to look back on in the future. I designed a pattern for the colorwork that would signify everything about these games!” We applaud Daley for all his achievements and hope he never stops knitting!