Here's why Finland's Olympics team are knitting on TV

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: @ShelbyJaiFlick / Twitter

From Digital Spy

One of Finland's snowboarding team has been spotted knitting on and around the slopes of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Why, you ask? Well, the reason is pretty adorable.

Eyebrows were raised by viewers who noticed that Finnish snowboarding coach Antti Koskinen was knitting while waiting for his athlete Roope Tonteri to hit the slopes.

It seems like an odd thing to do 1) in sub-zero temperatures and 2) during the middle of a high-stakes (perhaps the most high-stakes) winter sports competition.

But there is a method behind Antti's apparent slope-side madness.

As revealed by the official Twitter page of the Finnish Olympic Team, he's actually knitting a blanket for the newborn son of Finland's presidential couple.

And they're all at it now.