Knitting The Rio Olympics

union jack

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Olympics are in full swing! And what better way to celebrate than with a spot of knitting. Usain Bolt definitely agrees…

usain bolt knitted

Jessica’s so excited, she’s leaping hurdles.

knitted jessica ennis-hill

I don’t know who this basketball player is. Do you?

basketball player knitted

This is all the handiwork of one of my local neighbours, known for celebrating key events with knitted displays in the front garden.

If you want to knit your own olympics, there’s a handy book here.

Knitted Olympics Image

Are you watching the Rio Olympics? Who’s going for gold?

knitted rio olympics

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18 Responses to Knitting The Rio Olympics

  1. Wooliefeatures says:

    This is wonderful!

  2. heather says:

    so amazing! wow! super cool & cute, too! 🙂

  3. aligoll says:

    What a great garden show, a dedicated knitter! It should be on the BBC News!

  4. ellegeemakes says:

    Well done, such a great mini-olympic scene! Honestly, you make me want to add knitting to my ridiculously long list of crafty hobbies!

  5. Candie says:

    #5 Kevin Durant! That is the cutest knit bomb ever. Thanks for sharing.

  6. redsilvia says:

    What the heck is going on with that adorable knit-lympics! I love it! Who did all that?

    I was going to echo Candie, Kevin Durant.

  7. Bobbi says:

    That’s so cute! Do they make new little people every time?

  8. sophie o. says:

    This is amazing!! I wonder how much time is spent knitting these 🙂

  9. Cherie says:

    Thanks for sharing this knitting “scene”. Totally adorable, and so timely! Thank you neighbor!

  10. Lynsey says:

    Absolutely fabulous!! Loving the little knitted folk, such a lovely thing to do and very clever

  11. Gail says:

    You have cool and clever neighbours. This is amazing!

  12. amcclure2014 says:

    Your neighbour is skilled and much cooler than my neighbours!

  13. esewing says:

    Thank you for sharing this ,what a fab neighbour to have , am in awe of the planning that has gone in to the fab display. Have to say the swimming race is my favourite:)

  14. Joanne says:

    So cool! Thanks for sharing your neighbor’s amazing handiwork!

  15. LinB says:

    This brings such joy and laughter to my heart and brain that I feel sure I will live five years longer than the insurance charts predict. Can scarcely wait until the next “big thing” inspires this amazing artist to redecorate her garden.

  16. These are bonkers and so wonderfully eccentric. They must have taken ages to knit. Your neighbour is fab, what a great yarn-bomb. I think the blonde in the turquoise bikini looks like Lady Gaga. 🙂 Xx

  17. Katrin says:

    I’m such an Olymp-o-holic. I wish I could knit 🙂

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