We Finally Know What Tom Daley Was Knitting in Those Olympic Pics Everyone's Been Talking About

Just last week, British diver Tom Daley made waves when he and teammate Matty Lee won the gold medal for the 10-meter synchronized diving final at the Tokyo Olympics. Daley was caught holding back tears at the medal ceremony and he shared the moment on his Instagram Story.

Now, Daley has made an even bigger splash with this candid moment that was caught on camera. ICYMI: During the Women's 3M Springboard Final, Daley was seen getting some knitting done while watching from the stands.

The iconic moment immediately started trending on social media with Twitter users saying, “He is a mood” and “Tom Daley has just made my day.”

Daley's knitting was so popular that the moment was even shared on the official Olympics Instagram account. They wrote, “No time off knitting for the Olympic Champ Tom Daley. Do you think these remarkable designs just make themselves?⁠ Hands up for a dedicated knitting tent at the Olympics?⁠ [raised hand emoji].”⁠

The slideshow also featured some snaps pulled from Daley's account that is dedicated to his knitting and crochet work, called @madewithlovebytomdaley.

The gold-medal winner responded to the post and said, “Knitting is my mindfulness, how I find my calm, how I stay focused. I’m obsessed!”

Now, Daley has finally explained what it was that he was making in those viral photos. He posted a story on his knitting account and wrote: “For those asking what I'm making here...I am making a dog jumper for @izzythe.frenchie.”

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Tom Daley/Instagram

Daley followed up with a video showing off the doggy sweater. “@izzythe.frenchie I FINISHED YOUR SWEATER,” he said. “I don't have a dog to show you what it's gonna look like on [them], but this is the dog jumper I was making.”

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Tom Daley/Instagram

We love Tom Daley more and more each day.

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