It’s been a long and nervous wait but at last the Stitch London Olympics have begun! Stitch London’s star handmade athlete, Cooey the Pigeon (who you can find a kit to make in the front of every single Stitch London book), has set herself the challenge of taking on all manner of stitched sports over the Olympic weeks.
It all began with a torch relay which saw the purly pigeon parade with her fibrous flame to rapturous applause:
The opening ceremony wowed spectators with an appearance by the actual knitted Queen and two of her crafty corgis.
Before the event began Cooey spent some time getting to know some of the many visitors to her lovely home of London. Here she is celebrating Team Denmark with an inflatable bigger than she is.
Sadly on arriving at the Olympic Park Cooey was informed she wasn’t listed on any of the events. Not one! The horror!
After spending some time calming her down we decided that Cooey don’t need no stadium! She’s a London pigeon and she’ll bust out her competitive sport where she pleases.
Ladies, Gentlemen and Purly Pigeons everywhere LET THE STITCH LONDON OLYMPICS BEGIN!
EVENT 1: JAVELIN
Cooey takes to the London roof tops with her makeshift Javelin. Watch out below! Some one is going to get a 25mm bamboo in the eye…
EVENT 2: JUDO
Cooey faces off against American pigeon Cashmere ‘Chuck’ Brown in a nail-biting match pitting purled pigeon against pigeon.
Live Stitch London Olympic coverage: Stalk me on Twitter @deadlyknitshade, or follow @cooeythepigeon. We’re on Instagram @deadlyknitshade and there’ll be live pics on Facebook at Whodunnknit. It’s the social media Stitch London Olympics!
Want to make your own Cooey the Pigeon or little knitted Queen? Get your paws on the Stitch London book! It comes with a free Cooey the Pigeon kit and raises money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research!