Mostly making: Tiny flags!

I've been invited to an Olympic-themed party this Friday, which was the perfect excuse to try stitching up some of these gorgeous Flags of the World! Read more to find out how I'm getting on...

Knitted sports stars storm You Tube

Olympknits runnners

Breaking news! The latest You Tube phenomenon is starring knitted olympic medallists! Olympknits is inspired by the book of the same name - Olympknits by Laura Long. It stars boxers, runners, cyclists, rowers, weight lifters, synchronised swimmers and even a knitted streaker! We recommend taking a look - it's really made us smile today! Read on to watch the video now.

Free knitting pattern: olympic runner!

 knitted olympic runner

When we first saw Knitlympics by Carol Meldrum, I knew it was sure to be a winner. Coming from a sports-mad family, the prospect of knitting your own favourite sports star was pretty appealing to me. So now, to celebrate the fast-approaching London 2012, we've got a special treat for you! You can download a free knitting pattern from the book - this Jessica Ennis doll. So get knitting to show your support for team GB! Or you're not based in Britain but love running, why not simply use the pattern to knit up an olympic runner toy? Read on to get the free knitting pattern download....

10 of the best sporty makes

10 of the best sporty makes

Looking for ideas to make & give to sports fans in the family? We've rounded up 10 of our favourite craft projects for DIY delights - whatever they're into! We've got knitting patterns, cross stitch patterns & papercraft ideas for everything from racing cars to football, golf or surfing!

Olympic yarn bomber strikes

Just when you think yarn bombing can't get any more mind-bogglingly brilliant, a recent 'yarn bombing' attack by the Saltburn yarn bomber has become a national news story! When guerilla knitter decked out a local pier with knitted olympic atheletes, these mini-knitted-figures have become a national news sensation. Oh how we LOVE it when we see a spot of knitting in the news.... read more to see a video of the pier, all decked out with olympic athletes!Saltburn pier olympic yarn bomber