Stitch London's knitted pigeon Olympics
What better way to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics than with the world's most infamous knitted pigeon striving for gold in some of the craftiest events ever witnessed. Footage of Cooey the knitted pigeon, star of the Stitch London knitting book by Lauren O'Farrell, in her attempts to make sporting Team GB history with a crafty twist has been popping up all over social media and the crafty crowd is well and truly behind her.
Cooey has so far carried a woolly Olympic flame, met the real knitted queen, and taken part in stitched sporting events such as Javelin (with a giant knitting needle), weightlifting (hefting two cotton reels) and even a bit of cycling (with the biggest bicycle button wheels ever).
Want to knit your own Cooey the Pigeon and other lovely London knits? Get your crafty paws on Stitch London by Lauren O'Farrell featuring amigurumi and everything from laptops cosies to umbrella customising little characters. And look out for Stitch New York later this year!