Tom Daley loves knitting and crochet.
The 29-year-old diver – who has two-year-old son Robbie with husband Dustin Lance Black – likes to unwind by getting out his wool and needles and finds it the best method to swap off on the finish of a protracted day’s coaching.
He informed Grazia journal: “I don’t do something strenuous after coaching. To unwind, I like knitting and crochet.
“Since lockdown, I’ve been knitting hats, scarves and ponchos. I crochet jumpers and headbands. You may simply be within the second and swap off and step away out of your telephone earlier than mattress.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this 12 months’s Olympics have been postponed however Tom was grateful because it gave him extra time to spend along with his younger son and to understand what’s necessary in life.
He mentioned: “In a traditional Olympic 12 months, I’d be travelling right here, there and in all places to coaching camps and competitions and I’d barely get to see Robbie.
“He’s grown and developed a lot in lockdown and I’d have missed that. It’s given me perspective and I’ve realised what issues most: retaining everybody wholesome.”
Tom and Dustin additionally used the chance of being at dwelling collectively extra to provide their home a makeover so it might really feel extra “homey”.
Tom defined: “One among our lockdown initiatives was to make our home cosier. We dwell in a transformed manufacturing unit with uncovered brick and wooden, which is cool however not so cosy.
“It feels extra like a homey dwelling now: we’ve added a lot of rugs and pillows.
“Now we have a roof terrace, so we might get outdoors throughout quarantine.”