Kooky little knits, words and pix

Whodunnknit Pix: .@cooeythepigeon invites Jess Ennis and Greg Rutherford for a gold medsl hug. She's gone all Steve Redgrave. #cooey #olympicsWe’re coming to you live from the Stitch London Olympic Park where Cooey the Pigeon, star of the Stitch London book, has been wowing the crowds with her ability to turn her wing to seemingly every sport going.

You may remember that last week Cooey amazed spectators with her mastery of javelin and judo and met the Little Knitted Queen.

Proving herself to be the Jessica Ennis of knitted pigeons Cooey has gone for gold in a whole host of events since then. Here are the highlights of the woolly week gone by:

Whodunnknit Pix: Stitch London Olympics: Pigeon gymnastics! @cooeythepigeon rocks the pommel horse. Ooo! Ahh!

Ooo! Ahhh! Cooey rocks the pommel horse with her pigeon gymnastics routine

Weightlifting @cooeythepigeon proves she is small but strong. #cooey #stitchlondonolympics

LIFT! Weightlifting Cooey proves she is small but strong

It wasn’t all work and no play though. Cooey managed to tear herself away from her training to soak up the festive atmosphere and schmooze too. Here she is rubbing shoulders with a star:

Hey, isn't that @cooeythepigeon hanging with jazz crooner Gregory Porter at London Live's Team GB Club House? #cooey

Hey, isn't that Cooey the Pigeon hanging with jazz crooner Gregory Porter at London Live's Team GB Club House?

Then it was back to the track for some of Cooey’s most challenging events.

Cooey wants to be Laura Trott, Bradley Wiggins or Chris Hoy when her legs are long enough to reach the pedals...

Cooey wants to be Laura Trott, Bradley Wiggins or Chris Hoy when her legs are long enough to reach the pedals...

Whodunnknit Pix: Stitch London Olympics: Hi ho Silver! @cooeythepigeon's trusty steed gets distracted during the showjumping. #cooey

Hi ho Silver! Cooey's trusty steed gets distracted during the showjumping.

Whodunnknit Pix: Stitch London Olympics: @cooeythepigeon winds up for the woolly shot put. Throw, knitted pigeon, throw! #cooey

Cooey winds up for the woolly shot put. Throw, knitted pigeon, throw!

Whodunnknit Pix: Stitch London Olympics: @cooeythepigeon's synchronised swimming makes the colourful cover of today's @MetroUK. #cooey

Cooey's synchronised swimming makes the colourful cover of the Metro newspaper

Cooey has been feeling the patriotic pride too.

Whodunnknit Pix: Eek! @cooeythepigeon has been captured by @shinykatie and her patriotic Union Jack fingernails! #cooey

Eek! Cooey has been captured by Katie Lee and her patriotic Union Jack fingernails!

And she’s developed a couple of sporty crushes. Bless her.

Whodunnknit Pix: Stitch London Olympics: Hmm... I suspect @cooeythepigeon has a crush on Usain Bolt. #cooey #knitting

Cooey hearts Usain Bolt. Will she ever catch him?

Whodunnknit Pix: Stitch London Olympics: Inspired by @TomDaley1994 Cooey the knitted pigeon attempts a challenging dive. #cooey

Cooey thinks Tom Daley is an inspiring chap. I also suspect she thinks he's awfully dreamy...

All is all it’s been an exhausting and action packed week. But will Cooey win the coveted gold medal? It remains to be seen. Stay tuned!


Want to make your own Cooey the Pigeon? Buy the Stitch London book! There’s a Cooey kit in every single copy!

Woolly thanks to: the lovely Jennifer de Chickera, who introduced me to Silver, made by her sister Maria Thornton. He’s utterly ace, a noble handmade horse.
And Katie Lee for her amazing nails (see how to paint your own at Dork Adore).
Also to Gregory Porter for an amazing performance and for not batting an eyelid when I waved a knitted pigeon at him.
And to BT for letting Cooey and I into the BT Tower. That was fun!


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  1. Linda Cassidy

    I purchased the ebook of Stitch London so guess I will have to assemble my own Cooey kit….what I want, what my daughter really really wants is the pattern for the horse….where do I find? Many thanks!

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